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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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James Patterson

Prolific American thriller Author James B. Patterson was born March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. He is largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the Alex Cross series. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch and Wizard series, as well …

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Reverend W. Awdry OBE

Best known as the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, the English cleric, railway enthusiast and children’s author Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE sadly passed away 21 March 1997. Born 15th June 1911 in Ampfield vicarage near Romsey, Hampshire in 1911. In 1917 he and his family moved to Box, in Wiltshire, moving again in 1919, …

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World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and …

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World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the March equinox, on (or near) March 20. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same …

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Ken Follett

Having already enjoyed reading Pillars of the Earth and World without End, I have recently been given Ken Follett’s epic Century Trilogy to read. It comprises, Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity Fall of Giants The novel begins with thirteen-year-old Billy Williams, nicknamed Billy Twice, going to work his first …

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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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Malicious by James Patterson

I would also like to read Malicious, another exciting, fast-paced novella in James Patterson’s book-Shots series of short stories. It features Failed Navy SEAL turned Private Investigator Robert Mitchum, who is at home in Marlboro, NY delivering newspapers for a living and acting as the small town’s unofficial private investigator. Meanwhile His brother Natty, a …

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