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Fergster's Blog · 12h ago

Meet VOX, a proposed mission to uncover the secrets of Venus

This article originally appeared on Van Kane's blog and is reposted here with permission. When I wrote my blog post on the New Frontiers mission proposals, I could identify eleven of the twe...
Fergster's Blog · 12h ago

Bodleian to publish Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

The Bodleian Library will publish Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth as a companion to the forthcoming exhibition of the same name on 1 June 2018.Read the full article: Bodleian to publish Tolki...
Fergster's Blog · 1d ago

Tastunoko's Superhero Team-Up Anime Infini-T Force Is Coming to the West

Image: Viz MediaLast year, Tatsunoko announced it would be celebrating its 55th anniversary with an Avengers-esque mashup of some of its most iconic superheroes for a new anime series—and al...
Fergster's Blog · 1d ago

Horror is Good For You (and Even Better for Your Kids)

One of the core reasons I make books now is because Ray Bradbury scared me so happy, that what I am perpetually compelled to do is, at best, ignite the same flame in a young reader today. Mo...
Fergster's Blog · 1d ago

Banned, burned, and now rebuilding: Comics collections in libraries

Comics is both a medium—although some would say it’s an art form—as well as the texts produced in that medium.Read the full article: Banned, burned, and now rebuilding: Comics collections in...
Fergster's Blog · 1d ago

Testosterone Rex triumphs as Royal Society science book of the year

Psychologist Cordelia Fine’s dissection of the myths that sustain assumptions about sexual difference acclaimed by judges as ‘a cracking critique’ A book that rubbishes the idea of “fundamen...
Fergster's Blog · 1d ago

There cannot be two kinds of medicine: EU scientists shred homeopathy, alt med

An organization representing scientific academies throughout Europe released a statement Wednesday that squarely bashed homeopathy as nonsense and warned that the “promotion and use of homeo...
Fergster's Blog · 1d ago

Why Hellboy is the hero of our time

The end of the world could come any day now. Perhaps that’s an exaggerated reaction to the news these days; most likely, the world will stagger and limp along just like it always has.Read th...
Fergster's Blog · 1d ago

Tolkien’s Map and the Perplexing River Systems of Middle-earth

Remember when I said that the map of Middle-earth had 99 problems and mountains were 98 of them? Well, it’s time to talk about that one remaining problem: rivers. I’ll mostly be talking abou...
Fergster's Blog · 2d ago

New Andrzej Sapkowski

Earlier this year, Orbit (US) and Gollancz (UK) announced that they will publish a translation of a new book in Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher universe: Season of Storms. More Polish SFT!Read t...