Category Archives: Science fiction

The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

The epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, is soon to be joined by a new Trilogy of fantasy novels called the Book of Dust. His Dark Materials was set in many differing alternate realities and comprised of Northern Lights, Subtle Knife and Amber Spyglass. The original story reflected the vision of William …

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Iain Banks

Scottish author Iain Banks , was born 16 February 1954. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, and science fiction as Iain M. Banks. his first successful novel was The Wasp Factory and following the publication and success of The Wasp Factory (1984), Banks began to write on a full-time basis. His first …

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Edgar Wallace

English Writer Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace sadly passed away 10 February 1932. Born 1April 1875, in Greenwhich, He received a good education and attended St. Alfege with St. Peter’s, a boarding school in Peckham, however he played truant and then left full time education at 12. Wallace had a happy childhood, forming a close bond …

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Jules Verne

Best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), the French Science Fiction Author Jules Gabriel Verne was born February 8, 1828 in Nantes France After completing his studies at the lycée, Verne went to Paris …

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H.R.Giger

Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger was born 5 February 1940 in Chur, capital city of Graubünden, the largest and easternmost Swiss canton. His father, a chemist, viewed art as a “breadless profession” and strongly encouraged him to enter pharmaceutics, Giger recalls. Yet he moved in 1962 to Zürich, where …

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W.S. Burroughs

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. William Seward Burroughs II was born February 5, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was grandson of the inventor and founder of the Burroughs Corporation, William Seward Burroughs I, and nephew of public relations manager Ivy Lee. Burroughs began writing essays and journals in …

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Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)

Best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus, the English Novellist, short story writer essayist, biographer and travel writer Mary Shelley (née Wollstonecraft Godwin) Sadly died On 1 February 1851, at Chester Square, at the age of fifty-three from a suspected brain tumour. Born 30 August 1797, When Mary was four, William …

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The Massacre of Mankind By Stephen Baxter

I would like to read the science fiction novel The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter, which is an officially sanctioned Sequel to the classic War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells. The book is set fourteen years after the events of the ‘The First Martian War’ when the Martians invaded England and were successfully defeated …

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The Robots of Death

The first exciting episode of the classic Doctor Who story The Robots of Death was broadcast on 29 January 1977. It sees The Doctor (Tom Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) arrive on an inhospitable and Barren planet where, a huge sandminer vehicle, Storm Mine 4, is slowly scraping the surface in search of precious minerals. …

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Sir John Hurt CBE

English actor and voice actor Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE sadly died 25 January 2017. He was born 22 January 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In 1937, his family moved and his Father became Perpetual Curate of Holy Trinity Church. When Hurt was five, his father became the vicar of St Stephen’s Church in Woodville, south …

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