A profile of Connie Willis
Ever since Count Dracula arrived in London aboard the Demeter, London has been a spooky place.
A preview of the upcoming film Dracula Untold
Steve considers two of John Shirley’s different genres: Fantasy Detective and Western!
A portrait of science fiction in Bolivia
A tale of forensic authorship, the discovery and completion of John Jame’s long lost final novel.
Eric Brown takes us on steampunk adventure through India at the time of the Raj. The year is 1925, and history has taken an alternate course.
Don’t Look Now, The Birds, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn – adventures from the dark heart of du Maurier country…
Alastair Savage’s Self-Publishing Odyssey moves on to stage 4: Designing the cover.
Laura Ponce profiles Vonda McIntyre
Scide Splitters reviews Harry Harrison’s tale of Hollywood behaving badly with a time machine.
A great quest with a deadline opens this homage to Victorian/Edwardian adventures.
A murder mystery set in stone age Britian.
A look at self-publishing promotional strategies.
an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator – Gary Chalk.
A review of Bank’s Inversion.
M. C. Carper interviews José Massaroli.
Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.
M. C. Carper interviews Juan Guinot.
With its haunting portrayal of the unthinkable, Fatherland sired (ha ha…) the alternate history sub-genre one might call: “What if … the Nazis won?”
The Prisoner of Heaven is actually what you get when a stand-alone novel sells 15 million copies and the author decides to write sequels without a worthwhile new story to tell.
A review of the BBC production of Diane Setterfield’s novel of the same name
Gary Dalkin reviews an unusual Jenna Louise Coleman set of performances – The Time of the Doctor back-to-back (ion the BBC) with Death Comes To Pemberley
I was absolutely delighted when I received a review copy of the highly anticipated Dangerous Women. Dozois and Martin have produced a blockbuster anthology with an all-star lineup of authors.
Every so often in life, a moment of serendipity occurs when everyone involved in a project creates something marvellous. The birth of Doctor Who, fifty years ago this week, is one of those moments.
A profile of award winning author Nicla Griffith
Every culture has its ghost stories. Here in the West, ours tend toward narratives depicting souls who died violent deaths and have returned to take revenge. Or perhaps we tell tales of those who have died too soon and only wish for eternal playmates. As I briefly mentioned in my post last week, the Japanese have a very rich and far-reaching pantheon of spooks. The majority of these ghosts and their stories grew out of the Edo period (1603-1867; thus why a show like Mononoke asserts itself as particularly Japanese horror), and ghost stories with a certain antiquated style to them, or an air of the past, are usually referred to as kaiden (mysterious or strange recited narrative), whereas more modern horror stories would simply be called hora (a Japanization of “horror”).
The time has finally come for me to attempt to review a series that I can find zero fault with, a series which is pure perfection. I touched upon it briefly, months ago, in my post “It’s Pretty – And Deadly: Horror Animanga.” But it’s finally time for a full review of Toei Animation’s Mononoke.
I saw the visually stunning movie Gravity last week and overall enjoyed it very much.
Octavia Butler era una chica negra, pobre, inusualmente alta, tímida, tartamuda, disléxica y lesbiana. Desde muy joven tuvo una idea bastante clara de lo que era la discriminación en sus muchas formas y utilizó la ciencia ficción para explorar temas sociales antiguos y modernos.