Super Relaxed Fantasy Club 30.01.18

Super Relaxed Fantasy Club is one of my favourite things. It’s a monthly meet-up with fans of fantasy and science fiction in London. Starting some years back in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall, it then moved to the rooftop entertaining space of a hotel near King’s Cross, spent time in that bunker-with-bar-and-books space […]

BSFA: Remembering Brian Aldiss

As well as being one of the great science fiction writers, Brian Aldiss was also the first ever member of the British Science Fiction Association. Following Brian’s death last year there was a special event last night at the monthly BSFA meeting in London, which included readings of his work and recollections of the man […]

#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.…