Grace by Samuel J Lumley is rather to categorise, there is romance, there is mystery, there is an absolutely coming of age element, there is even a little violence! What Grace mostly is, is brilliant, and I truly don't say those words easily, and even now when I do there are a few things I should qualify - yes, its brilliant, once you get past the first few rather slow chapters, and yes its brilliant even though some of the dialogue seems to go on rather too long!
I think it was possibly the author's name - Hedges Butterscotch - which was the deciding factor in agreeing to review Bin Runners: The Android That Didn't Change Humanity; well anyone who calls them self Hedges has got to have a sense a humour, right?
Yes yes they do!
What a relief! I found The Android That Didn't Change Humanity a great light hearted and easy read. The story and the concept are simple,set way way into the future, the human race may well have spread to the corners of the galaxy, but they still make a lotta rubbish and they need someone to collect it (for our US friends - rubbish = trash, and bin = trash can!).
Wednesday 1st October, Manchester, UK. Merge Games today announces the release of Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space – a new action packed 3D escape the room FPS hybrid, inspired by the Sci-Fi movies of the 1960s. Albedo will launch on Steam Early Access this Friday 3rd October priced $14.99 USD, £10.99 or €14.99.
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space has been in development for three years by just one man, Fabrizio Zagaglia. The surprising mix of escape the room, exploration, action, puzzle and first person shooter elements releases on Early Access with 12 levels with another eight being added in the run up to launch in February 2015.
Having spent most of his life performing whether it was on the streets of the UK or at major Vintage events , Si Cranstoun has now started to become recognised in the broader music market having signed to Warner Music UK’s East/ West imprint at the start of the year. His first release ‘Caught in the Moonlight’ became one of the most played songs on radio for the period that it was released, gaining Radio 2 A List status along the way. Si has been featured in The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine, Music Week, Very Magazine, Hot Press and is also currently on the front cover of Echoes Magazine and UK Rock & Roll.
(Updated - 03/09/2014 @ 20.00)
3 September 2014
Ashya is with his parents, the family have been reunited! After David Cameron and Nick Clegg both came out in support of the King family, and the Police and CPS back peddled so fast they no longer knew which direction they were going in, what is right, fair and just finally seems to be slowly prevailing.
Ashya is still a ward of Court (Portsmouth City Council), and cannot at present be removed by his parents from hospital, but they and his family can now be with him. His father Brett said about what must have been an incredibly emotional moment that Ashya was so happy to see him he couldn’t breathe, we can only imagine the sense of relief that little boy who had surely not understood his apparent abandonment must have felt. Naghemeh, his mum will stay with him all night and as a mother, I can only imagine that she won’t be letting him go or out of her sight for some time to come.