RIP Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy has died aged 83.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 11:27 am

Get Solstice for just $0.99 (US readers, 27th February – 2nd March)

Solstice is available for just 99c from Amazon US this weekend (27th February – 2nd March).

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 5:38 am

B Movie Night- Madmen of Mandoras

This film features Hitler’s head in a jar. Really, what more do you need to know. Hitler’s head. In a jar. The Fuhrer-bust is quite well done, considering the cheapness of the rest of the film. There’s one bit where has a bit of a rant, where they probably sat an actor in the boxes […]

Posted by on 13 February 2015 | 2:23 pm

ISIS as art and antiqities thieves

I started an Irwin tale a few years ago that was going to involve art thefts and smuggling, but couldn’t find quite the right hook to hang it on. Thanks to this article, and a few others, I think I now have the source of the stolen objects pinned down, and I’ll be back on […]

Posted by on 5 February 2015 | 10:24 am

Australia braces for its Mad Max future

Australia is set to warm faster than anywhere else on Earth. Time to pull on the leather armour and fire up the last of the V8 Interceptors.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:18 am

Help fund Salford Green Party’s election campaign

Perhaps Bez can give the million pounds he was planning to raise for The Reality Party to Salford Greens, because we’re not getting any money from rich donors, unions or any other interest groups. We are, however, running a crowdfunder.

Posted by on 15 January 2015 | 8:31 am

There’s no such thing as Reality

Is it any great surprise that Bez’s Reality is not part of our world? Because of a communication breakdown, the crazy dancer’s Reality Party doesn’t officially exist, and he won’t be able to stand for Parliament under its name.

Posted by on 15 January 2015 | 8:23 am

Are you Charlie?

I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever read Charlie Hebdo. I always bought a few bandes dessinee magazines, but I had a preference for lushly rendered ligne claire tales full of hard SF and occasional naked people. Since the magazine’s offices were attacked, there has been an amount of self important commentary suggesting the cartoonists […]

Posted by on 11 January 2015 | 5:15 pm

Ultimate Custom Show

I’m a bit of an odd Green, because this was my birthday day out (a day early). Usually you’d have to drive to the location of a car show, which is tricky when you don’t have a car, so to be able to walk to this one was pleasant. There were some really nice cars […]

Posted by on 10 January 2015 | 4:55 pm

Let There Be Life!

The beginning of life may have been inevitable, it seems, a natural and logical result of thermodynamics. From the standpoint of physics, there is one essential difference between living things and inanimate clumps of carbon atoms: The former tend to be much better at capturing energy from their environment and dissipating that energy as heat. […]

Posted by on 4 January 2015 | 12:07 pm