Dave Hutchinson interviewed by Tom Hunter at BSFA 28.06.17

Any writing career has its highs and lows; literally in Dave Hutchinson’s case, when following unemployment after graduating from Nottingham with a degree in American Studies he applied to be an air traffic controller. He credits the absence of planes falling from sky to the fact he didn’t get the job, but it’s intriguing he […]

Review of ‘After Atlas’ by Emma Newman

  Emma Newman is one of our most consistently intriguing, original and compelling storytellers. Able to switch from Regency fantasy (the Split Words novels) and Hugo Award-winning genre comedy (the Tea & Jeopardy podcast) to the otherworldly beauty of her first SF novel ‘Planetfall’; she now turns detective in a book I didn’t expect, which […]

Diamond Roads – Original Heroines

My aspiration for ‘Diamond Roads’ was this: Helen Fielding and Syliva Plath join forces to write a science fiction thriller about Lara Croft What do you think? In the meantime, here are some pictures of these three great women looking suitably like Charity Freestone:

Review of ‘Live & Let Die’ (1973 movie)

Yes, yes I know it’s not a new release – I was three when it came out. But it was Roger Moore’s first outing as James Bond and now Sir Roger has died I find myself drawn to this movie more than his others, even ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, my default favourite of his […]

New Outer Spheres artwork by Rowena Candy

In ‘The Outer Spheres’, Charity Freestone is aided by characters who were previously antagonists. One is a special forces operative called 23, who becomes Charity’s heavily armed fairy godmother. The protean 23 is never encountered in person; Charity doesn’t even find out what she looks like. Instead, 23 appears as a giant cannon, a warship […]