Book review of ‘Snakewood’ by Adrian Selby

This is a densely-written novel, whose rhythmic narrative is as much of an accomplishment as the convincing world-building; the latter detailed with such invention you forget it’s not, in fact real. Links to our realm – stupid attitudes towards refugees, the desperate politics of smaller countries who want to go their own way without some […]

Review of ‘Pseudotooth’ by Verity Holloway

As the title suggests, reality is a tricky matter in Verity Holloway’s darkly compelling debut novel. When is a tooth not a tooth? When does it become something else? What if it was something else all along? Most disturbing of all is the question of whether it occupies conflicting realities simultaneously. We don’t normally associate […]

Not everything I write is covered in bees

Adrian Tchaikovsky interviewed by Ian Whates at BSFA 22.02.17 Adrian Tchaikovsky is the 2016 Clarke Award-winning author of science fiction epic ‘Children of Time’, in which a nano-virus intended to help seed mammal life on a distant planet instead speeds the spiders and ants who were meant as mere background life towards sentience and the […]

Death Mettle

JASON ARNOPP INTERVIEWED BY SCOTT K ANDREWS AT BSFA ON 26.10.16 Although Jason Arnopp is best known for his horror fiction, particularly his hugely successful debut novel ‘The Last Days of Jack Sparks’, there is a meta-fictional element to his work that eases it into science fiction. This interview was a perfect case in point. […]