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    Review: Strange Ways by Gray Williams

    - by Ben Potts

    Often, fantastical worlds are used as allegories to discuss real-world issues, from behind a shield of magic or sci-fi flavour. The book Flatland comes to mind; in a society of two-dimensional shapes, a fellow named A. Square (a hilarious pun on the author’s initials) meets a circle that… changes size! It turns out that the circle is not a circle at all, but a three-dimensional sphere visiting Square’s two-dimensional plane, who spends the majority of the book trying to convince Mr. Square that the…

Gamesmasterclass: they know more than me
Tabletop Games
Gamesmasterclass: they know more than me
- by Chris Cunliffe

One of the things I always dread most about acting as gamesmaster is encountering the player (or players) that know more about a subject than I do. It’s almost universal that each player will…

Let’s talk about: The Boys
TV and Film
Let’s talk about: The Boys

Last month, our team discussed Amazon Prime’s The Boys. Angus: Amazon Prime’s The Boys is a look at the world of superheroes. On the surface everything is clean, bright and building towards that utopian future.…

Twin Peaks: what did I just watch?
TV and Film
Twin Peaks: what did I just watch?
- by Louis Calvert

The legacy of Twin Peaks has echoed across the past 30 years so pervasively that someone watching it today for the first time is likely to find it hauntingly familiar. But is it still…

Classics of sci-fi: Dune
Books
Classics of sci-fi: Dune
- by Connor Eddles

Here’s a sci-fi scenario for you: a young man stands under alien sun(s). He’s a messiah figure. The planet he’s living on is a ball of sand, rock, sun and danger. There’s a mystic…

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