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Tolkien Reading Day

March 25th has been designated Tolkien Reading Day in honour of the. English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor J R R Tolkien, CBE, whois Best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He was Born on 3 January 1892 in Bloemfontein. …

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Jules Verne

Best known for writing the novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873),and sometimes referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction”, French Science Fiction Author Jules Gabriel Verne sadly passed away on 24th March 1905. Born February 8, …

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Arrival

The Science Fiction film Arrival is out on DVD. It is based on the short Science Fiction story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang which was first published in Starlight 2 in 1998 and won the 2000 Nebula Award for Best Novella, as well as the 1999 Theodore Sturgeon Award. It was adapted for …

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Elysium

I have recently watched the science fiction film Elysium again. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, and Sharlto Copley. The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth, In 2154, Which is overpopulated and polluted, where Most of the earth’s citizens live in poverty, on the edge of starvation and with little technology …

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Arthur C.Clarke CBE FRAS Sri Lankabhimanya

British science fiction author, inventor Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS, Sri Lankabhimanya, sadly passed away on 19th March 2008, born 16 December 1917. He was famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Profiles of the Future, Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise. He was also …

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Prolific Adventure & Science Fiction Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs sadly passed away on March 19, 1950 after suffering a Heart Attack. He wrote almost seventy novels during his career and created many popular enduring characters but he is perhaps best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John …

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Neverwhere

I am about to start reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It concerns a young businessman named Richard Mayhew who stops to help a mysterious young girl who appears before him, bleeding and weakened, as he walks with his fiancée to dinner to meet her influential boss. The morning after Richard rescued the girl, named Door, …

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Rogue One

The latest Science Fiction film in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One Is also out on DVD soon. It features An Imperial technician named Galen Erso who has a crisis of concience and flees the evil Empire with his family Jyn and Lyra to the the remote planet Lahmu. Sadly though the Empire eventually locate …

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them

I would like to watch Fantastic beasts and Where to find them which is out on DVD soon. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jemma Chan, Ezra Miller, Catherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz, Ron Perlman, Sam Morton and Jon Voigt. It is Directed by David Yates and the score is composed by James …

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You’re only supposed to blow the bloody candles out

cockney actor Sir Michael Caine CBE (Maurice Micklewhite), was born 14th March, 1933 in Rotherhithe, Southwark in South East London In 1944, he passed his eleven plus exam, winning a scholarship to Hackney Downs Grocers’ School. After a year there he moved to Wilson’s Grammar School in Camberwell (now Wilson’s School in Wallington, South London), …

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