Review - Space Odyssey the Making of a Masterpiece

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A red-suited spaceman floats inside a giant computer.

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, including the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created this cinematic masterpiece.

Review - Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

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Book cover.

Review - Letters from Alcatraz

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A message in a bottle floats in front of the famous island prison.

With over twenty years of research, Esslinger, author of Alcatraz: Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years, has salvaged and compiled an extraordinary collection of inmates' letters, many never before published.

Augmenting the human hand - smart nails

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A red painted nail with a circuit inside it.

My fingers are now Internet-enabled. Well... sort of! My dexterous digits can now wirelessly broadcast URls and all sorts of other information. Here's a video showing how! I have a small NFC chip sandwiched between my finger and a fake nail. NFC - Near Field Communication - is the magic which makes your contactless credit… Continue reading →

Review - Fukushima Dreams

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Two hands reach out to each other - they are rendered as seismographs.

A gripping literary thriller set in post-tsunami Japan, where a missing child continues to haunt his parents long after the waves have receded. The secrets will out...

Every Acronym I've Learned This Fortnight

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Terence Eden standing outside Number 10 Downing Street.

Previously on "The Terence Eden Adventures!" I have a new job. I am a bit scared by my new job. This week - WTF? OMG? BBQ??? I've been working for DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care) for two weeks. I've made a list of every single new acronym that I've heard. Here it is:… Continue reading →

Review - The Bloodline Feud

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An explosion of blood against the shadow of a city.

The Merchant Princes is a science fictional examination of parallel universes whose societies exist at different points of development, as one woman from “normal” Earth discovers her true bloodline and the ability to walk between these worlds:

Automatic preview image based on screenshot

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When you share a URl on services like Twitter and WhatsApp, they often display a preview image. This is usually accomplished by the author of the page selecting an image from the page, and adding it to the Page's metadata like this: <meta property="og:image" content="http://example.com/preview.png"/> (See the OpenGraph Protocol and Twitter's Guide for more detailed… Continue reading →

Review - Sapiens

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Book cover. A fingerprint dominates.

Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.

Review - The Hazards of Time Travel

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Book cover - a glitchy and distressed vision of a woman's face.

When a recklessly idealistic girl in a dystopian future society dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled world, she is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America Wainscotia, Wisconsin’ that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town, she is set upon a course of rehabilitation.