Nothing says Merry Christmas like moody near future, urban wasteland science fiction! So treat your loved ones - or yourself - to something special this festive season! I've a limited number of print copies of Paintwork sat here, ...Read More

amour1

Michael Haneke’s Palm d’Or winning Amour opens with the discovery of a body, an elderly woman’s, sealed into what appears to be an abandoned but well maintained Parisian apartment. It’s a standard device for certain genres of film - the ...Read More

nofuture

It's that time again: the UK's best one day science fiction event Bristolcon is back this Saturday - the 20th October. I'll be there amongst many other, better known guests - and I've just received word of what panels and ...Read More

ginger1

Ginger and Rosa, directed by Sally Potter (Orlando, Yes) is an intense coming of age drama centred around the two eponymous heroines - although in effect it's very much just Ginger's story. The teenager daughter of two painfully bourgeoise bohemians ...Read More

avonmeads06

One thing I always do when I start a new writing project - if possible - is go out and take some reference photos. I usually don't actually use them that specifically - I rarely describe something featured in the ...Read More

sureshot

Earlier this year I was asked by Simon Ings - one of my favourite novelists - to write a new short story for Arc magazine. If you don't know Arc then you really should - it's a quarterly mix of ...Read More

muppetsstatlerwaldorf

It's one thing to be able to shout abuse at me on the networks, but how about doing it in person? Well, if you are in Bristol this October they'll be plentiful (three) opportunities to do just that. Come and ...Read More

tapeop

The BBC has an interesting piece on a new report on online music piracy in the UK that claims to give data on demographics and geography, and where we can learn all sorts of shocking revelations like that the best ...Read More

london-riots

Science fiction author Lavie Tidhar recently asked me to write a guest post on SF and class for his excellent World SF Blog, and the result went live this week. It's a ranty little piece, but hopefully it maks some ...Read More

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If you live in the UK the chances are you've heard of SFX Magazine, the country's most popular science fiction and fantasy mag, covering books, movies, games and all that stuff. This week saw the release of their annual anime ...Read More