The Monuments of Panda Johnson – Book One

  The Monuments of Panda Johnson – Book One Reading is a like supporting a football team, some times you get an absolute corker, sometimes its nil-nil and worse than watching paint dry. Ask yourself a question, take a piece of blank A4 paper and a pencil and place them, side by side, on the table in front of you. Now, what do you see? If you can see a complex, unyielding cornucopia of life, of death, and the emotions these things bring with them then you my friend, will…

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Pepperpots

Pepperpots   Oh come on, you know what a pepperpot is? Click here for our latest Doctor Who News, Reviews and more.. From hearsay to facts, monsters past, present and future we aim to explore it all here A spin off with Class or a Class on spin?

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Repeat, Re-New, Re-Write!

  My Name… is not important Repeat, Re-New, Re-Write! – Just me, myself and I, exploring the universe of science fiction. I have a heart of muscle and blood and an opinion harder than that of a losing Brexit voter and I want to share my world with you. Repeat, Re-New, Re-Write!   What’s Occurring  Is there anything in here?  August 1st 2016 It’s officially day one and is there much to see yet? Well no of course not, this is all new and we have to add reviews etc as we do…

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Panda Johnson and the Death of the Gods

The sequel (or part two of …) has finally been finished. Well, in so much as it’s now with my wonderful Editor, though should she disagree with me on too many things she may well be my (ex) editor In all seriousness this is one of the most scariest parts about writing, letting someone else into your world and tell all the mistakes and errors. Though the fact that you have to pay for it as well does make you scratch your head as to whether as a writer I’m…

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Panda’s Journal Year Two

Panda’s Journal Year Two has now moved from Blogger, to the website. Too many sites and pages to manage so condensing them, what with Facebook, Twitter, IndieSFF and of course www.OutsideTheExosphere.biz I am to say the least wanting more hours in the day.              

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Future

Future… Are a glass half full or glass half empty type or person?   It’s a little while since I last wrote anything here, I’ve been busy with writing and trying to get my mind round the fact that I will very soon be out of work as I am to be made redundant. However, that is not the subject of today’s piece. Last weekend I accompanied my lovely wife to a cake show at the NEC Birmingham, not really my thing but she is an amazing baker and I…

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ON THIS DAY IN SCIENCE FICTION HISTORY

JANUARY 17th ‘MARK OF GIDEON’ GAVE KIRK ANOTHER COMELY LASS TO ROMANCE! “The Mark of Gideon” presented Capt. Kirk with a curious challenge: believing to be beaming down to the surface of the planet Gideon, he finds himself aboard a completely deserted Enterprise … well, completely deserted except for a beautiful woman, that is! If only all Starfleet captains could be so lucky!  The Star Trek episode premiered on this day back in 1969. Birthdays… His is the voice of Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith, throughout all theatrical films…

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A Science Fiction treat 100 years old…

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 silent science fiction film directed by Stuart Paton. The film’s story line is based on the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. It also incorporates elements from Verne’s The Mysterious Island. This version is notable for its groundbreaking work in underwater photography by the brothers George M. Williamson and J. Ernest Williamson. Actual underwater cameras were not used, but a system of watertight tubes and mirrors allowed the camera to shoot reflected images of underwater scenes staged in…

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The origins of Science Fiction

Speculative and fantasy fiction has a long history. The early Greeks were entertained by epic poems about various gods, monsters, and fantastic voyages to far-off worlds. Jason’s journey aboard the Argo took place in the Mediterranean, but could equally have happened in deep space. Jason (guided by a talking beam built into the Argo which could represent an early prototype of HAL or Mother) captained his ship and crew through encounters with incredible creatures such as the Gegenees (six-armed giants), the Clashing Rocks, the Stymphalian Birds (possessing feathers made of…

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Audio Trailer – Book Two

So pleased with this, a very talented voice artist from the UK did this trailer, took around two weeks to get it all in place. The artwork was done by myself, and is better than I had hoped. Hope you enjoy this, it’s just so weird hearing someone else read your work, but also very exciting. I must say it gave me an immense sense of achievement.  All in all, the best Trailer to date. Please press play and listen, hope you like what you hear.  Panda Johnson and the…

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