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Shooting for the moon

Of all the celestial objects you can photograph, the moon is one of the most interesting, not least because it’s sufficiently large (and close) to be photographed in its own right. But it’s also a difficult subject to photograph, as it often ends up looking disappointingly small, even if you use a telephoto lens. To […]

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Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!

Today is a great day to celebrate a great man.  We’re sure you’ve seen something about it in the media, and we wanted to throw our hats into the ring and add our voice to the millions who rightly view this man as a real hero – not just of the United States of America, […]

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Two Score and Seven Years Ago . . .

So just short of four dozen years ago, this happened: A great day in human history, which  – it could be argued –  has never been bettered. Millions of kids around the world watched Neil Armstrong take these famous steps and dared to dream that they, too, might one day walk on another world. ** […]

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On This Day: Apollo Set in Motion

On this day, fifty-five years ago, US President John F. Kennedy gave a speech to the US congress in which he lit the blue touch paper on the greatest journey the human race has thus far undertaken. I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of […]

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Cover Reveal- Luna: New Moon

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for Ian McDonald’s new novel, Luna: New Moon. Designed by Black Sheep (who are also responsible for Adam Roberts’ covers) this was one of those happy occasions when the designers not just hit the brief for the cover but make it better than you […]

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That’s One Small Step For Man …

Tomorrow is the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. A day later Neil Armstrong took the first steps taken by a human on another world. From this . . .     . . . to this . . .     . . . inside seven years.   Remarkable. Just remarkable.  

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Moon and Avatar

Adam Roberts has this theory (Adam forgive me if I misrepresent you in précis) – SF has become a genre whose meaning is conveyed most powerfully in its imagery. By which, for the sake of this piece, and for better or worse, we mean cinema (and yes I know TV gave us Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, […]

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