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Got game?

Got game?

Well, I finally managed to reach the end of the ‘Another Life’ science fiction series streaming on Netflix. It picked up a little towards the end, I think. The beast was weighted on the way, though by a lot of wheel-spinning, as well as a strange backstory that made little sense and ended up making […]

August 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terribly Technical: that Sinking Feeling when you realise your readers are far better server engineers than your web host, 1&1 Ionos.

Terribly Technical: that Sinking Feeling when you realise your readers are far better server engineers than your web host, 1&1 Ionos.

It is going to be a functional rather than philosophical blog update for you, this month. Ever since Google strong-armed SFcrowsnest into getting an SSL secure certificate for every web page just to stay in their stupid search engine index many months back, we’ve been playing this weird frustrating game where a small but not […]

July 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Green energy to bankrupt the energy mega-corps? (and a writing update).

Green energy to bankrupt the energy mega-corps? (and a writing update).

With the upswell in ‘free’ green energy, electricity suppliers in Germany and Denmark have applied to shut down newly unprofitable power plants, but the nervous governments are resisting, afraid of being caught short on some cold winter’s night with little wind. A case for a nationalised back-up system if I’ve ever heard it! Read the […]

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Solar reaching price parity with conventional electricity.

Solar reaching price parity with conventional electricity.

Some interesting news in from Bloomberg concerning energy research – a new report by Deutsche Bank indicates that solar energy is about to reach price parity with conventional electricity – and keep on going down, getting cheaper with every year (hint: solar panels are mostly based on semiconductors – so share the PC chip’s ability of sliding […]

October 29, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Embrace solar energy before global warming destroys the world . . . The Burning Answer.

Embrace solar energy before global warming destroys the world . . . The Burning Answer.

  I have just finished reading Keith Barnham’s excellent non-fiction tome, The Burning Answer: A User’s Guide to the Solar Revolution. This is a book that every climate change denier and big oil executive should be forced to read before they go on TV to spout off about fracking and nuclear power and all the […]

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Stephen Hunt novel, In Dark Service, for £1.99 if you pre-order now.

New Stephen Hunt novel, In Dark Service, for £1.99 if you pre-order now.

My British publisher Gollancz are reducing the price of their digital e-Book editions debuts this year to £1.99 … for the first week of publication and on any pre-orders as well. My next novel – the first in my new Far-Called series – ‘In Dark Service’ is one of those being included in their scheme. […]

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lord of the Rings in Lego

Lord of the Rings in Lego

Only 9000 more Lego pieces to go tomorrow and Chris Hails‘ attempt to become the Kiwi James May is complete! Oh, the things those New Zealanders will do for kicks!

July 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Prometheus, Russian ship.

Prometheus, Russian ship.

Here’s a new trailer for Prometheus; clearly demonstrating that it’s the Russians who are getting to land on the first offworld away mission, da comrade?

April 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Leonard Nimoy in new The Big Bang Theory

Leonard Nimoy in new The Big Bang Theory

If you, like me, are a fan of The Big Bang Theory, you will be glad to see this clip of Leonard Nimoy guest starring in the current episode showing in the USA this week. Sadly, in the UK, this geeking moment will have to wait for the latest series to screen here… and for […]

March 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
First Dr Who pic of Jenna-Louise Coleman

First Dr Who pic of Jenna-Louise Coleman

Here’s the first Doctor Who picture of Jenna-Louise Coleman, looking rather Richard Branson-like in her big jumper. They’re obviously trying to de-sex her a little to tone down the babe within. Good luck with that.

March 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More