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Book Review: Whispers from the Abyss

An H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection of shorts - no Elvis impersonations allowed.

Noah 101: The Hollywood Way

A review of the 'fantasy' film Noah

Self Publishing: Evolution of a Book Jacket

An inside look at the process of developing a cover for a self-published book

Interview with Kat Rocha of 01 Publishing: Digging for Gold

An interview with the founder of a new genre publishing venture.

Bulgarian Science Fiction: An Introduction

Radi Radev and John Dodds introduce us to the world of Bulgarian Science Fiction.

Audiobook Review: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

A look at the audiobook, A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan.

Interview: David Langford and John Clute on The SF Encylopedia

John Dodds interviews the makers of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, David Langford and John Clute.

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave...

Science Fiction in music. If you're looking for some sounds to accompany your other-worldly reads, this survey of tracks will get you off to a good start.


An introduction to the various punk sub genres and what to expect in the upcoming series.

Krakens and Spiders and Zombies, Oh My!

Monsters have always been with us in genre fiction, in ancient myths, and fairy tales. But are they ever new?

Reflections in a Black Mirror

Black Mirror’s thesis is exactly what its title suggests: a dark reflection of ourselves.

A Sentimental (Science Fiction) Education

Much as I loved Heinlein’s juveniles (Podkayne of Mars, Farmer in the Sky, etc) I became obsessed with Simak. The Way Station stories blew me away, and City was, and probably still is, one of my top ten favourite science fiction novels.