dinosaurs

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston Juveniles”—Part One

Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called “Juvenile” fiction; I don’t believe any disparagement was meant, or at least we juveniles (except for the “delinquents”) never took it as disparaging. Nowadays teens are called “Young Adults,” and fiction […]

Science Anomalies: Books to Think About for Science Fiction Readers

The theory is still a theory, but it suggests that life may have started very early on the earth (and now possibly on Mars because it, too, had ancient volcanoes), and it says that life is constantly being created way down deep in the earth. Or on any planet, moon, or body with an active volcanic core.

Interview with Pat Mills, Founder of 2000AD

Over four decades Pat Mills has been a major force in keeping the British comics industry alive. I caught up with him to chat about the reappearance of one of his most enduringly popular characters, the Celtic barbarian, Sláine.

Dinosaurs are NOT Bulletproof!

As I watched a repeat episode of Mythbusters the other night, I was reminded of one of my pet peeves in Science Fiction and Fantasy- the ineffectiveness of firearms. The Mythbusters were testing why so many cultures had made arrowheads, instead of just sharpening the end of their arrows. (They make bigger holes). This reminded […]

Amazing News Weekly

This week we offer you the first installment of a new weekly news feature.  But then, that’s kind of obvious, isn’t it? CONTEST Win a Signed Copy of Douglas Smith’s new novel THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD.         FEATURED Excerpt   TRAVELS OF DANGER IN THE YUCATAN: A Mayan […]

Raptor Rapture

2013 sees the twentieth anniversary of Jurassic Park. To celebrate, a 3D version will be released in the USA in April: http://www.jurassicpark.com/index_splash.html. Dinosaurs are hotter than ever before and that’s good news. Their snapping jaws and tail-smashing antics on the big screen will help new palaeontology ideas to filter down to the general public. Before […]