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Rod Marsden

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Rod Marsden was born in 1957 in Sydney, Australia. His short stories have been published in Australia, England, the USA, and Russia.

He has been involved in a number of anthologies including Cats do it Better. He was inspired in his youth by writer Stan Lee and artists Jack Kirby and Gene Colan. His vampire novel Disco Evil: Dead Man's Stand is now out through Amazon.His dark fantasy novel, Ghost Dance, is out now. Also out now is his salute to Lewis Carroll, Desk Job.

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  • Outside the Law
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    Outside the Law

    11 months ago

    Islamic State, milk and honey, Australia, the USA, the UK, mini-skirts, bikinis, slavery, Gandhi, French Revolution, Karl Marx, Holland, starvation, Ancient Rome, Robin Hood, World War One, Syria.

  • Religious Fanaticism through the Ages
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    Religious Fanaticism through the Ages

    10 months ago

    Religions such as Christianity and Islam have resulted in the spilling a lot of blood. It continues in France, the USA, Germany, Belgium and Australia. Saladin, Richard the lion heart, Robin Hood.

  • Twenty-Five All Time Great American Television Shows
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    Twenty-Five All Time Great American Television Shows

    11 months ago

    The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Smallville, Star Trek, The Addams Family, Bewitched, Batman, The Flying Nun, My Favorite Martian, Lost in Space, Due South, Boardwalk Empire, The Untouchables.

  • Twenty-Five All Time Great Australian Television Shows
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    Twenty-Five All Time Great Australian Television Shows

    2 years ago

    Twenty-five All Time Great Australian Television shows: Underbelly, Homicide, Division 4, Skippy, Ocean Girl, ANZACS, Aunty Jack, Number 96, Seachange, Carson's Law, Mr. Squiggle, Bodyline, etc.

  • Great British Television Shows
    10

    Great British Television Shows

    11 months ago

    New Tricks, The Saint, The Avengers, The Champions, Monty python, Blackadder, Ballykissangel, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, Cracker, Dad's Army, The Indian Doctor, You Only Live Twice, Horrible Histories.

  • Slavery, Piracy and Empire Building
    2

    Slavery, Piracy and Empire Building

    11 months ago

    Slavery, Piracy, Empire Building, democracy, Australia and New Zealand. Convicts, Monarchs excommunicated, religious fanaticism, Rule Britannia, Russia, Scotland, Camelot, Robin Hood, Romans.

  • The Mysteries of Time
    2

    The Mysteries of Time

    11 months ago

    Astoboy ,Shintaro, The Blue Max, Frankenstein, J'accuse, 1984, Shakespeare, Story of O, Break Time, American Psycho, A Clockwork Orange,Betty Blue, Doc Martin, Lost in Space, The Big Bang Theory.

  • From Convicts to World Class Citizens
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    From Convicts to World Class Citizens

    11 months ago

    Australia, convict past, Irish political prisoners, Freedom , Drunkenness, Federation, World War One, Australia today, Future, Britain, Jonathon Swift, Catholics, Muslims, Charles Dickens, USA.

  • Propaganda in Today's Australia
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    Propaganda in Today's Australia

    11 months ago

    Lies, distortions , Australian people, Cronulla riot, Children harassed, The Book Thief, reverse racism, the blame game, Islamic State, Muslim Youth, Melbourne, Sydney, Seachange, bikinis, Western.

  • Motorized Flight
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    Motorized Flight

    11 months ago

    Early motorized flight, Balloons, World War One, jet planes, a man lands on the moon, Mars, Zeppelin, five Weeks in a Balloon, Hell's Angels, The Jazz Singer, The Blue Max, Wright brothers, Red Baron

  • Great Men of Science and Technology
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    Great Men of Science and Technology

    11 months ago

    Einstein, Doctor Who, Edison, Freud, Jung, Mitchell, Ford, The Spitfire, Punch and Judy, Desk Job, Don Berlin, Masks, clowning, Gotham, Bedlam, the Camera, the moon, alchemy, USA, Mental Illness.

  • All Time Great Australians
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    All Time Great Australians

    11 months ago

    Banjo Paterson, Don Bradman, Don Boyd, Steve Carter, Antoinette Rydyr, Dick Smith, John Curtin, John Monash, Southern Cross, Sigrid Thornton, Paul Hogan, Steele Rudd, Dad and Dave, Heath Ledger.

  • The Many Forms of Bullying
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    The Many Forms of Bullying

    15 months ago

    Bullying in the USA, Australia and France. School boy bullies. Nations throwing out democracy for dictatorship because of bullying. Religious bullies. Computer bullies. Fighting against bullying.

  • The  Novel in the 20th Century
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    The Novel in the 20th Century

    18 months ago

    The 20th Century, Science Fiction, Isaac Asimov, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Cold War, H. G. Wells, A Woman of Mars, The Hulk, Ian Fleming, Tarzan, A Clockwork Orange, Agatha Christie, Biggles.

  • Dangerous Books!
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    Dangerous Books!

    11 months ago

    Charlie Hebdo , Brave New World, The Book Thief, Das Kapital, Islamic State, Dune, The Koran, Last Gasp, Nazi Germany, The Alchemist, New Atlantis, The Ghost Road, democracy, The Keys of Egypt.

  • Australian Propaganda
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    Australian Propaganda

    11 months ago

    Australian Propaganda from convict origins, to outlaws, to World War One, to populate or perish. Racism, Reverse Racism, sexism, loose lips sink ships, Muslims, Christians, bikinis, The Simpsons, USA

  • American Propaganda in the 20th and 21st Centuries
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    American Propaganda in the 20th and 21st Centuries

    2 years ago

    Standing tall and one person making a difference has long been part of the American identity. In propaganda terms it has been useful. Can one person really make a difference? John Wayne and Vietnam.

  • Food
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    Food

    11 months ago

    Our daily bread, Pizza, Rice, the pie, the apple, rabbit stew during the Great depression, cheesy cat, french fries, chips, fish, birthday cake, devil's food cake, angel food cake, Burma, New Tricks

  • Our Legends
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    Our Legends

    11 months ago

    King Arthur, Robin Hood, Napoleon, Magna Carta, James Bond, Biggles, The Magnificent Seven, John Wayne, Billy Jack, Islamic State, Gotham, Black Friday, Spin City, Freemasonry, Walt Disney, Cricket

  • Women in Space
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    Women in Space

    11 months ago

    Cosmonauts, Astronauts, A woman of Mars, Adventures of Superman, Lost in Space, Martha Kent, Barbarella, Star Trek, Flash Gordon, Uhura, Doctor Who, Susan Foreman, Jane Fonda, the Mistress, Missy.

  • Doctor Who past, present and future
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    Doctor Who past, present and future

    11 months ago

    50 years of Doctor Who, The Master, The Mistress, Ice warriors, Cybermen, Daleks, Break Time, TARDIS, Robots, companions, Australians, , K-9, flying car, Romana, Leela, Tom Baker, London, Adric.

  • Reds and Rock an' Roll
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    Reds and Rock an' Roll

    11 months ago

    Reds under the bed, rock an' roll, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, High Noon, The Blob, Adventures of Superman, The Saint, Asimov, Sputnik, baby boomers, John Wayne, I Love Lucy, Firefly, The Phantom.

  • The 1940s
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    The 1940s

    11 months ago

    Pearl Harbor, Flying Tigers, The Battle of Midway, Prime Minister Curtin, Buzz bombs, Banai! Spitfire, Mosquito, VI, VII, Dam Busters, Mustang, Jets, Islamic Sate, 1984, Darwin bombed, China, Japan.

  • War in the Air
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    War in the Air

    11 months ago

    Battle of Britain, Nazis, Communism, Spitfires, Hurricanes, RAF, Dad's Army, Goodnight Sweetheart, The Man in the High Castle, The Demi-Paradise, The Shadow, The Ashes, 1929, rabbit stew, Poland.

  • All That Jazz
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    All That Jazz

    11 months ago

    The Jazz Age, Josephine Baker, Ken Burns, The League of Nations, radio, the gramophone, Kangaroo, Ragtime, Ku Klux Klan, Elvis Presley, World War One, The Saint, The Great Gatsby, Pollyanna, Paris.

  • ANZACS And YANKS
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    ANZACS And YANKS

    11 months ago

    Halley's Comet, Australia a new nation, Britain a naval power, the USA an industrial giant, The Great War, Arms Race, Wild West show, Queen Victoria, Alcoholism, Banjo Paterson, Dad and Dave, India

  • Ten All Time Great Villains
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    Ten All Time Great Villains

    3 years ago

    We look to the villains to set a bad example for us. Heroes wouldn't shine so much if villainy was not afoot.

  • Life On EARTH and How it Will Continue
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    Life On EARTH and How it Will Continue

    11 months ago

    Life on earth will continue. Religions overpopulate, Bacteria, the Four Horsemen, carbon tax, United Nations, Islamic State, Coal Seam Gas, a finite planet, Adam and Eve, the Greens, India, Germany.

  • 30 Science Fiction Television Shows
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    30 Science Fiction Television Shows

    14 months ago

    30 science fiction shows I really like. There are some here you will like too. Star Trek, Doctor Who, Space Angel, Doom Watch, Ocean Girl, Sliders, Gigantor, Astroboy, Red Dwarf, Outer Limits, etc.

  • 20 Great Western Television Shows
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    20 Great Western Television Shows

    14 months ago

    Hell on Wheels, My Favorite Martian, Sugarfoot, Rawhide, Clint Eastwood, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Ghost Rider, Gunsmoke, John Wayne, Maverick, Roger Moore, Zorro, Deadwood, The Lone Ranger, Mexico.

  • Ten Fish Out of Water Style Television Characters
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    Ten Fish Out of Water Style Television Characters

    2 years ago

    Characters that don't quite fit into society as we know it happen to be the stuff of good television. They are the fish out of water we sometimes admire and sometimes have our fingers crossed for.

  • 30 Top Novels that Remain Thought Provoking
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    30 Top Novels that Remain Thought Provoking

    15 months ago

    The Great Gatsby, The Red Badge of Courage, A Stainless Steel Rat is Born, Brave New World, 1984, Story of O, Tender is the Night, Wasp, Dune, Twilight Healer, A Study in Scarlet, Dracula, Jazz.

  • A Day Long Predicted
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    A Day Long Predicted

    11 months ago

    Greed and religion, Malthus, Darwin, Suzuki, Women's rights, Industrialization, The Population Bomb, Little Boxes, Greens Party, Cat Stevens, Islamic State, invasion of Europe, writers under attack.

  • Planet Fall
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    Planet Fall

    11 months ago

    Pollution, Overpopulation, belief in gods that say be fruitful and multiply. The United Nations, recycling, mainland China, Migration, Refugees, Less food, Less drinking water, ISIS, war, poverty.

  • CHRISTMAS CHEER - KEEPING THE GOOD VIBES GOING !
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    CHRISTMAS CHEER - KEEPING THE GOOD VIBES GOING !

    10 months ago

    I have made notes here since 2009. Keeping the good vibes of Christmas going all year round. Ghost Dance, Desk Job and Farming Daze, Muslims migrating/invading Europe, Germany, Santa and Satan.

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