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Obelisk, Stephen Baxter, Gollancz Obelisks, Monoliths, Sentinels and Ancient Alien Artifacts are the stuff science fiction dreams are made off, the smoke from which some of the finest tales of our age are scryed by...

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Horror: Beware the Dark

November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paul Fry was kind enough to send me a copy of Short, Scary Tales Publications‘ new journal, Beware the Dark. I’ve always held that the short story is one of the most difficult to master...

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Books: Neil Gaiman reads Down Among the Dead Men

January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our own James spotted this on YouTube – Constable and Robinson, who have published a number of very fine and successful genre anthologies covering science fiction, fantasy, horror and more over the years, have a...

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Sci-Fi Scaffolds

July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Michell Zappa has started a new series called Sci-Fi Scaffolds, which are described as “brief science fiction inspired stories extrapolating on emerging technologies in order to create plausible scenarios for the near future.” The first...

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The campaign for real fear

March 12, 2010 | 1 Comments

Maura McHugh has news of a short story competition that should interest all our readers with a creative bent: “What are the horror myths for the 21st century? Sure, we all love our werewolves and...

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Lavie Tidhar’s Funny Pages

December 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

One of the short stories I’ve been enjoying in the current issue of the always-excellent Interzone (issue #225, in stores now) is from Lavie Tidhar, Funny Pages, a fab short tale set in Israel with...

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