#SciFiSessions: M John Harrison & Gary Budden

A SciFi Sessions conversation, hosted by Glyn Morgan at Gower Street Waterstones (London).  Click here for details of future events,  #SciFiSessions return in January 2018 with a special three author event showcasing British fantasy talent.   Weird Fiction for Weird Times by Andrew Wallace Mike John Harrison, a veteran of the 60s New Wave SF scene, and Gary Budden, an…

Stop asking me ‘what about men?’ 

Everyone who follows my blog knows that my best work is written in rage, or port. But Christmas has gone now so no more port.? Well, at least I still have rage. So back to that.? Recently I have been getting increasingly frustrated with ‘whataboutery’ every single time I write or speak about women or…

FO: Thirteen

Originally posted on Astounding Yarns:
I hadn’t expected to be as moved as I was by the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. ?I thought it would be just another announcement when it happened. ?We’d all debate it furiously for a few days, speculate wildly, and then move on to the next thing.…

‘2084: The Anthology’ by Unsung Stories – 2nd review of 3

‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ does villainy so well its antagonists are part of our language: from the treacherous shopkeeper to the harsh genius O’Brian; from Big Brother to Winston himself as he willingly becomes the thing he hates. Prize for most hateful bastardy in ‘2084’ goes to the mysterious organisers of EJ Swift’s ‘The Endling Market’. Like […]

‘2084: The Anthology’ by Unsung Stories (review in three parts)

‘2084’ is a collection of specially commissioned short stories edited by George Sandison, set a century after the titular year of George Orwell’s seminal dystopian novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. Since its publication, the themes, stories and language of Orwell’s novel have become part of popular culture in ways even its farsighted author could not have imagined. […]