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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TELEVISION

    Channel hop

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Mark Peters

    ... of interest in science fiction will have been glued to their screens last week as the latest incarnation of the time-travelling Doctor Who made his grand entrance: spat out into Victorian England from ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    A law unto himself

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm

    ... has been transformed. I think Rowling was a different case because they were her first books. I’d had 20 years of fantasy and science fiction books that had done well, but not like this,” he ... to a science fiction convention and put on a name badge. And I’d get this thing that science fiction fans call an ‘ego-boo’ – ego-boosting – when people see the badge and say: ‘Oh, George R.R. Martin, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Window to club life in the Asian-American past

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Alison Singh Gee

    ... "I am Chinese in my heart." Did you mean you're Caucasian in your thinking, and if so, how does that dichotomy affect your fiction? No, I didn't mean I'm Caucasian in my ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    e-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd In Love and War by Alex Preston Faber and Faber e-book Alex Preston's first two books, This Bleeding City and The Revelations, earned him a reputation as a novelist who mixes widescreen stories with elegant prose. The title of his third no ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobook reviews: Non-fiction

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Bad English by Ammon Shea Penguin (e-book) Ammon Shea tells it like it is, hundreds of words into an explanation about the usage of “different than” – a phrase that irks lovers of English bothered by the preposition that should follow the a ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: Time for a Tiger, by Anthony Burgess (1956)

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by ED PETERS

    ... as transposed from real life, although Burgess took care to change the colour of Mrs Crabbe's hair to avoid riling his notoriously touchy Welsh wife, Lynne. The fictional headmaster yawned as long, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Video game review: Counterspy, by Dynamighty

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani Counterspy Dynamighty Even in our post-9/11 world of flag-waving counter-terrorist "heroes", there's something still to be said for classic spy-fiction clichés: witty, dashing rogues and bikinied babes, exotic locales and dirty jazz soundtracks, comically exaggerated villains and their pop-art-like "hidden" lairs. It's unrealistic ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    New compendium showcases local literature from early 20th century

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by Oliver Chou

    ... The rest, which feature fiction, essays, classical-style literature, drama, popular literature, children's literature and reference material, will be available by the end of the year. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Reform is an opportunity beyond risk

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... to collective blindness. In Mao's "little red book", he propounded adherence to solid facts and not artificial fiction. In envisioning "the one country, two systems" concept, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobooks: Non-fiction by Charmaine Chan

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Confessions of a Ghostwriter by Andrew Crofts HarperCollins (e-book) Most stories, Andrew Crofts writes, can be told effectively in 30,000 to 50,000 words, although we’re accustomed to 80,000 to 150,000. His preference for the pithy is writ large in Confe ...




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