Weird Lies – Cherry Potts and Katy Darby (eds)

weirdAn anthology of ‘science fiction, fantasy and strange stories’ from Liars’ League, Weird Lies brings together a broad range of styles and themes in an array of delectable morsels. It is well written, well edited and, most importantly, consistently engaging – in short it is an absolute pleasure to read, from cover to cover… READ MORE

Anthem – Ayn Rand

anthemLet me begin by saying that this is the first work by Ayn Rand that I have read and that I am aware that she is not well liked in many circles. However, I really enjoyed Anthem. It started off a little slow and reminded me many times of 1984, Brave New World and the film Metropolis, but really that was inevitable and the story did pick up quite quickly, making for a short but enjoyable read… READ MORE

Kindle Paperwhite review

kindle-267x300The Kindle Paperwhite: it’s great, buy it!

Fine, fine, I’ll do an actual review – but the above is a pretty good summary of how the following few paragraphs are going to go.

My previous experience of a Kindle was with the original, which worked well enough but had the downsides of being laggy and a bit bulky, with no backlighting. The Paperwhite dispenses with these issues and more… READ MORE

Octa TabletTail Monkey Kit Review

Credit: OctaHello devoted fans and eager headhunters. Aren’t you tired of having to support the full girth of your tablet with your thick, fleshy fingers? Wouldn’t you love to be able to hold a hot dog in one hand and a beer in the other whilst staring morosely into the void of the internet, able to occasionally swipe at the screen with a sticky little finger to scroll? Don’t you crave the day when you can watch videos and at the same time take a bath without having to keep your hands elevated over the surface of the glorious, all-encompassing heat of the water?

Well of course you are/would/do. Luckily for you, I have just the solution. READ MORE

Wacom Inkling Review

InklingThe Wacom ‘designer tool on the go’ Inkling (available from Amazon) is a digital pen which records what you draw as you draw it using Real Ink on Real Paper. It lets you create layers as you go and stores up to 10 pages worth of pics which you can then transfer to your computer. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, don’t rush out to get one just yet… READ MORE