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British Fantasy Society: 2nd 2017 York Pubmeet


The New York Club WMC, 11th March 2017 To kick things off

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Exoplanets – Trappist – 1


The recent exoplanet announcement for Trappist 1 has received decent press. The Guardian reports Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star and in The Daily Telegraph, Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal heralds this discovery with These new worlds … Continue reading

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Cordwainer Smith


Just looking back at Cordwainer Smith’s Instrumentality

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Have Spreadsheet, Will Dabble


It was Robert Heinlein

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Net migration to UK falls by 49,000 after Brexit vote


When the media make their pronouncements about fake news… Continue reading

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Unpayable debts and an existential EU financial crisis – Is the break-up of the euro now inevitable?


Unpayable debts and an existential EU financial crisis – Is the break-up of the euro now inevitable? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/23/rising-euro-break-up-risk-stokes-new-fears-central-bank-solvency/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnZzPVKjy5pM The Break-Up issues are real. Not Holly convinced by the impact on city of London activity. To put it another way, when … Continue reading

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Story Structure


The following emerged in discussions about story structure at one of Writing Workshops run by Bunbury Press*. The starting point was linear plots, looping plots and fractured story-lines… Reading a novel has some differences from writing it as I discovered … Continue reading

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Francois Fillon and British wife Penelope expected to face legal proceedings this week over payments, reports say


OFrancois Fillon and British wife Penelope expected to face legal proceedings this week over payments, reports say http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/12/francois-fillon-british-wife-penelope-expected-face-legal-proceedings/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnXJhqtzKTTL Such practices were legal and widespread. Let’s just stick to widespread

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Unanswered questions behind the failed witch hunt of Iraq veterans


Unanswered questions behind the failed witch hunt of Iraq veterans http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/11/unanswered-questions-behind-failed-witch-hunt-iraq-veterans/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnW50HlplQh5 A shambles.

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Tara PT, the original It Girl, could have reinvented herself as an ‘Insta-girl’


Tara PT, the original It Girl, could have reinvented herself as an ‘Insta-girl’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/tara-pt-original-girl-could-have-reinvented-insta-girl/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnWn7dJxvZN3 I feel sorry for Tara… it didn’t have to end this way. At the same time Tara’s tale is cautionary. To live in the bubble of … Continue reading

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