Archive for December, 2008

Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy

December 15, 2008

Cosmos was a large sized magazine published by Baronet Publishing Company of New York. Four bi-monthly issues were published in 1977, edited by David G. Hartwell. (more…)

Review of “The Devil’s Whore”

December 13, 2008

On the whole I enjoyed Channel 4’s drama set during the English Revolution, That’s right, I said Revolution, not Civil War. (more…)

Extro Science Fiction

December 7, 2008

Extro Science Fiction was a Northern Irish magazine published in Belfast. There were only three issues: February/March 1982, April/May 1982 and July/August 1982. The Editor was Paul Campbell and Non-Fiction Editor was Dave Langford. (more…)

Where Do Spells Come From?

December 3, 2008

Magic spells are a staple of FRPGs but I for one have often wondered where they come from. If the rules state that they come from spirits or the gods (such as RuneQuest(TM) spirit and divine magic) the players can do as their characters would and simply accept that that is the way the world works but what about RuneQuest sorcery and D&D spell books, for example? (more…)

Watching the Footie in a Low-Carbon Economy

December 1, 2008

This was prompted by an article in the 18 May 2007 of “the londonpaper” which claimed that the eco-footprint of the FA Cup final will be 3,000 times the size of the pitch and that by attending, each football fan creates an eco-footprint ten times the size they would staying at home and watching it on TV. (more…)