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Merlin and the Making of Stonehenge

Originally posted on Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information:
The archaeologists have their ideas about how and why Stonehenge was built. The annals of legend have another story, one that involves Merlin the magician plus the uncle and father of…

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On two wheels in New Caledonia

Originally posted on New Caledonia Today:
by Guest Author, Anthony Nanson The first time I came back from New Caledonia, in 2007, I showed my friend Peter a map of the country and he said, ‘It looks like it could…

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Alexandra Claire’s Random Walk

Do you ever feel oppressed by the relentless coercion to spend ever more of your time online, staring at the screen, jumping through the hoops imposed by organisations of every kind? Do you detect the synergy between this and the … Continue reading

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Archaeopteryx – by Lorna Smithers

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Forbidden Ecstasy

You know that feeling of discovering an author you’ve never read before who really hits your buttons, so you want to seek out everything they wrote? It doesn’t happen to me as much as it used to, my taste having … Continue reading

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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Researching Deep Time was an excuse to rewatch the dinosaur films that had captivated me as boy. Through this painstaking scholarly process I discovered that in my memory two of these films had merged into one. That’s not entirely surprising … Continue reading

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The Rogue One Terrorists

I used to think of Star Wars as a fairy tale in space. In filling a tempting gap in the storyline, Rogue One offers less in the way of mythological resonance and more of gritty realism. It’s telling that some key … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Life

‘Hopeless is a strange, gothic island off the coast of Maine, cut off from the rest of reality for the greater part.’ So write Tom and Nimue Brown, the authors of Hopeless, Maine, a unique series of graphic novels. The … Continue reading

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A very Druid apocalypse – by Nimue Brown

Originally posted on Druid Life:
One of the great things about being an author is the being able to kill people and never face any legal consequences. I expect I’m not the only person who looks around at the rest…

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Battlestar Galactica and Ecology

For several gruelling months at work, it was an episode of Battlestar Galactica each evening that kept me going – till I’d worked through all five box sets. A military SF story about shooting up evil robots may not seem … Continue reading

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