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Reviews: Monsters

November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monsters Emily Hare and Matt Dixon Sometimes when I write a script, I’ll have a panel description that will say something like “Our hero fighting a monster”. I don’t have any description of the creature...

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The Peripheral, William Gibson, Viking “Inside, the trailer was the colour of Vaseline...” I’ve been reading Bill Gibson’s work since my teens (which now feel like a lifetime ago, back in a former century); Neuromancer...

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Books: an unpublished Iain Banks interview

November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

(pic of Iain Banks & Ian Rankin from my Flickr) Strange Horizons is running their 2014 fundraiser, and as part of it Jude Roberts has posted up a previously unpublished interview with the much-missed Iain...

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Ah, the Princess Bride – beloved book and film not just for fantasy fans but one which reached out way beyond the SF&F fans to become a regular fixture on many film critics’ Best Movies...

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The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell, Bloomsbury “The queen woke early that morning: “A week from today,” she said aloud. “A week from today, I shall be married.”” Short review: it’s Neil...

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Next month sees what sounds like a fascinating event taking place at the Science Museum in London – Arab Science Fiction: From Imagination to Innovation tales place on Saturday November 15th from 7 to 9pm. From...

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Bête, Adam Roberts, Gollancz It is a generally accepted fact that as a race we have a habit of projecting unrealistic human characteristics onto the various members of the animal kingdom. Dogs are jovial, friendly...

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Events: Mike Carey at Motherwell library

September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

North Lanarkshire Libraries alerts us to a forthcoming event at Motherwell Library where the excellent Mike Carey will be reading. I had the very good fortune to see Mike talking about his work not once...

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Fundraisers: Punnies

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Llyn Hunter, an Emmy Award-winning storyboard artist, has a terrific looking new all-ages illustrated book, Punnies, now in its final furlong on Kickstarter and needing just that final push to make the finishing line. The...

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Books: Sara Drake’s Recovered Classics

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oh, now these are making me chuckle big time – Sara Drake has ‘re-covered’ a number of classic books with a delightful play on the titles. Check out more on Sara’s site! (tip of the...

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