BLOG ARCHIVE FOR June 2015

  • POSTED ON: June 30, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Fantasy, Quiz

  • POSTED ON: June 26, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Friday Favourites
    TAGS: Dinosaurs

  • POSTED ON: June 25, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Robert A. Heinlein, Science Fiction

    Books

    Robert A. Heinlein: A Retrospective

    By Oliver Johnson

    Robert A. Heinlein: A Retrospective

    Few science fiction writers have divided opinion so widely as Robert A. Heinlein. Along with Asimov and Clarke, he was one of the trio of Golden Age authors who in the 40s took the genre out of the pulp arena into one of literary high seriousness. Of the trio, many see Heinlein as the most influential as his novels about future worlds were free of jargon and written in a colloquially familiar manner. Of this three-way pantheon, Heinlein stands as the ‘dean of science fiction’ probably because of the prescriptive nature of much of his writing from the middle period onwards, in which father figures take the heroes of each book in hand and guide their spiritual and political evolution.

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  • POSTED ON: June 24, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Competition
    TAGS: Robert A. Heinlein, Science Fiction

  • POSTED ON: June 23, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Craft Corner, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Animals, Rebecca Levene

    Craft Corner, Fun Stuff

    The Hunter’s Kind Cosplay: How to Turn Your Dog into Rii

    By Catherine Sullivan

    The Hunter’s Kind Cosplay: How to Turn Your Dog into Rii

    Great novels inspire great cosplay. And the best novels inspire the cutest cosplay. Today we’re delighted to share with you the very best of the cute-best: guest blogger Catherine’s instructions for turning a dog into Rii, the wonderful bat-like monster from Rebecca Levene’s Smiler’s Fair and The Hunter’s Kind!

    Warning! This post contains the cutest dog-dressed-as-a-giant-batlike-monster pictures you’ve ever seen.

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  • POSTED ON: June 19, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Friday Favourites
    TAGS: Scott K. Andrews

    Friday Favourites

    Friday Favourites: Time Travel Tales

    By Team Hodderscape

    Friday Favourites: Time Travel Tales

    We all wish we could go travelling through time (read: hang out with cool dinosaurs), but unfortunately time travel is but a dream. Luckily, we do have the next best thing: books. Yesterday we published the first book in Scott K. Andrews’ time travel trilogy, TimeBomb, in paperback. So for this week’s Friday Favourites we’re getting into the time travel spirit and sharing our favourite time travel stories.

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  • POSTED ON: June 17, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Film, Fun Stuff
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    Film, Fun Stuff

    Dating Profiles of Famous Movie Scientists

    By Anne Perry

    Dating Profiles of Famous Movie Scientists

    What would it be like to date Ian Malcolm? Doc Ock? Dana Scully? Who’s a great hugger? Who has a worrying obsession with genius sharks? We’ve assembled the most comprehensive database of dateable movie scientists ever yet committed to the internet. Read on to discover the answers to these questions… and many more.

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  • POSTED ON: June 16, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Dinosaurs

    Books

    Jurassic Park Past: My Time with Michael Crichton

    By Oliver Johnson

    Jurassic Park Past: My Time with Michael Crichton

    Editor Oliver Johnson published Jurassic Park at the very beginning of his career. Today he looks back at the publication of one of the biggest-selling books of the 1990s, and the incredible London premiere of the 1993 film.

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  • POSTED ON: June 15, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Dinosaurs, Film Review

    Film

    Review: Jurassic World

    By Sharan Matharu

    Review: Jurassic World

    Jurassic World was everything I could have wanted and more. Not to say that it was perfect, but it was pretty close. When I first heard there was going to be a fourth movie in the Jurassic Park universe I thought that it couldn’t possibly get any worse, the third film well and truly killed my hopes for the movies. But I also knew that nothing could keep me from going to see this film – literally, nothing.

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  • POSTED ON: June 12, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Film, Friday Favourites
    TAGS: Dinosaurs

    Film, Friday Favourites

    Friday Favourites: moments from Jurassic Park

    By Hodderscape Team

    Friday Favourites: moments from Jurassic Park

    Jurassic World is finally here! If you’re at all familiar with the contents of this blog you’ll know that we’ll probably collectively watch it at least 100 times. But, until then, we’re taking a look back at where it all began and sharing our favourite moments from Jurassic Park.

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