At the BSFA on 23 June 2018, Donna Bond moderated a panel including me, FD Lee, Allen Stroud & Graham Sleight about the future of fandom. Are Amazon and Netflix a good thing or a problem? Why do we cling to old intellectual properties instead of supporting new ones? Will technology help or hinder […]
Dr Suzy Gray uses drama and augmented reality to explore science fictional concepts ranging from the political implications of energy transference to the emotional outcomes of super-positioning. I’ll be interviewing her about her influences and how less expected media like theatre and poetry can explore science fiction in original and compelling ways at the monthly […]
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Dreadnought: Nemesis is one of my favourite young adult novels. There is a great line early in the book about how if you’re no good at being a boy, it’s beaten into you until you either comply or have the good grace to kill yourself. It’s a long time since I was a boy, but that […]
Every six months or so, NewCon Press publishes four SFF novellas around a particular theme. The publisher then commissions a single piece of artwork that expresses an element of each story in a single panel or image. The panels are then lettered and branded to create covers, and the four books are sold as a […]
There is a complex, even thrillerish galactic conspiracy plot at the heart of Tom Toner’s debut science fantasy novel, but that’s not really why you read it. Indeed, the threads of that plot are so disparate and spread out over so many years (and light years) that the reader simply has to accept what is […]
Alfred Hitchcock once described opening a film by following a car being made in an automated factory; at the end of the process, the boot opens to reveal a dead body. Hitch never made the film because the idea was too impossible even for him, so Adam Roberts has taken up the challenge and transferred […]