A 'pushing 40' life long gamer, reader, writer, film buff and amateur war historian. Loud and proud member of the 'The Oregon Trail Generation - the first gamer generation.'
The Implausibility of Popular Sci-Fi Aliens - Part Three
Communicating and interacting in any meaningful way with a truly alien species might prove extremely difficult, and perhaps impossible. In this concluding part of the trilogy, we will investigate some of the truly alien species and civilisations depicted in less mainstream sci-fi, and discuss the difficulties we might have communicating and interacting with them.
The Implausibility of Popular Sci-Fi Aliens - Part Two
In the last article we looked at the boring and implausible biology of sci fi aliens. Now we will take a look at the equally boring and implausible civilisations these aliens have created.
The Implausibility of Popular Sci-Fi Aliens
Introduction If you are a fan of science fiction, you have probably encountered many aliens already, be they in the pages of a book, or on the screen in movies, TV shows and video games.
In Defence of the Tank # 4: WW2 - Part 1
In the last article we explored tanks and armoured warfare in the First World War. We also explored the first anti-armour weapons and tactics.
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC: Part 6
So Christmas of ’98 came and went. My face went back to its normal size and shape after the ‘jaw-gate’ incident. I had a wire in my jaw, but it wasn’t wired shut, so I could carry on pretty much normally.
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC, Part 5
Our next major training weekend with the WUOTC was back in the Brecon Beacons, in the middle of December. As this was in Wales you can imagine it was very cold, and very very wet.
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC, Part 4
A few more mid-week ‘training’ evenings came and went, where we were judged on our uniform and practiced yet more ‘delicious’ drills.
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC, Part 3
After our weekend in Cardiff, we had our first regular mid-week training evening at the TA centre. 'Great' I thought. 'Finally we will start to learn something useful.'