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No! Not Jon Snow!

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June 15, 2015 • Books

  Last night, at around 10pm Easter Time, you could almost hear the agonizing cry of shock at horror over the death of Jon Snow. “No! Not Jon Snow! How am I supposed to care about anything without Jon Snow!” Sorry, if you’ve been waiting to watch the finale of Game of Thrones, I’ve just ruined… Read More ›

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No! Not Jon Snow!

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  Last night, at around 10pm Easter Time, you could almost hear the agonizing cry of shock at horror over the death of Jon Snow. “No! Not Jon Snow! How am I supposed to care about anything without Jon Snow!” Sorry, if you’ve been waiting to watch the finale of Game of Thrones, I’ve just ruined… Read More ›

Cocktails »

Martians in London!

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It’s so bloody typical of London (alas, of many large urban centres) to be so self-centred as to ignore the goings-on of the surrounding villages and countryside. H. G. Wells certainly knew it, and no doubt saw it first hand when the spider-like monsters from Mars invaded the first time. As described in The War… Read More ›

Lounging »

Astounding!

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  Analog Magazine has reached its millennium — 1,000 issues published!  What started in 1930 as Astounding Stories of Super Science has been thrilling starbound adventure seekers and igniting imaginations for over 85 years. This is a wonderous feat. In fact, in this age where surviving genre periodicals are about as realistic as time-travelling, shape-shifting Martians,… Read More ›

Toronto »

Time=Distance X Velocity

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 This river I step in is not the river I stand in.  This Heraclitian phrase flows gently above the Queen Street acqueduct — recently re-lit with much ceremony to welcome the coming athletes of the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. The bridge crosses the Don River and leads visitors into Riverside, a burgeoning Toronto community… Read More ›

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