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Meet the new jungle water-world, says NASA

Meet the new jungle water-world, says NASA

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has come up with a new class of planet, a waterworld enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere. It’s smaller than Uranus but larger than Earth. Zachory Berta of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and colleagues made the observations of the planet GJ1214b. “GJ1214b is like no planet we know of,” Berta […]

February 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Avengers movie poster

New Avengers movie poster

Here’s the new poster for the Avengers movie – coming your way May this year with an ensemble cast including Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. Should be good.

January 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
From the Deep of the Dark

From the Deep of the Dark

Now, time for an announcement, one made with mixed feelings. The release of From the Deep of the Dark early in Feb 2012 will be the last of my novels set in the Jackelian world for a while, as I’m currently working on the first in a major new fantasy(ish) trilogy. More on that later… […]

January 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Author Anne McCaffrey dies.

Author Anne McCaffrey dies.

Very sad news, fantasy and sci-fi author Anne McCaffrey, the creator of Dragonriders of Pern, died on Tuesday the 21st November 2011. No exact news yet on how, but I suspect it was old age. Anne McCaffrey was born on the 1st April 1926. She published nearly 100 books, mainly fiction, the first in 1967. […]

November 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Victoria’s Secret’s superhero range

Victoria’s Secret’s superhero range

Victoria’s Secret’s models have been hitting the catwalk and trying to catch the geek vote with their superhero-styled ladies of badassness look. Well, they’ve got this geek’s vote… just as long as my wife doesn’t find out.

November 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
Superheroes – 1930s Bauhaus style

Superheroes – 1930s Bauhaus style

I see that the work of French artist Grégoire Guillemin is being highlighted on the intertubes – Grégoire’s 1930s retro superhero posters. They look amazing, don’t they? Check out all his work over at http://www.greg-guillemin.com/

November 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Steve Jobs is dead, alas

Steve Jobs is dead, alas

My old boss, Steve Jobs, has passed away. To anyone who knew him or knew how Apple worked, his death has been on the cards for a while. For to him, to step down from Apple, only an impending illness of fatal magnitude would do. Steve Jobs was scary, intense, and a 100% platinum-plated genius […]

October 6, 2011 | By | Reply More
Amazon Fire tablet and new Kindles – first photos

Amazon Fire tablet and new Kindles – first photos

Here’s the new photo for Amazon’s new seven inch colour tablet, The Amazon Kindle Fire. It’ll be interesting to see how this handles e-books in practice – really, I suspect, this one’s forte will be apps, magazines and movies. CEO of Amzon, Jeff Bozos, also announced two new e-ink Kindles, including one at the magic […]

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Never invite Gollum to your wedding

Never invite Gollum to your wedding

What happens when you invite Gollum to be the ring-bearer at your wedding and forget to tell your wife? Well, let’s put it like this… don’t expect to get your back rubbed on the honeymoon! And you’re lucky if you get the ring off Gollum, too.

August 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Storm warning: what to expect on Monday (tomorrow)

Storm warning: what to expect on Monday (tomorrow)

I’ve been taking more than a few e-mails today. Not from fantasy and science fiction readers of my novels, as is my usual wont as an author – but from more shadowy types who know me better from my previous existence as a wordsmith of the Financial Times, and then part-founder of one of the […]

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