Archive for March, 2010

  •                                   Who’d Want to be More than Human? SFF Song of the Week:                                                 Blogjay: Adrian Reynolds Song: Sonic Attack by Hawkwind Also this week:   ANIME HEROES : Part 1                   Guest...

    This Week on Debatable Spaces

                                      Who’d Want to be More than Human? SFF Song of the Week:                                                 Blogjay: Adrian Reynolds Song: Sonic Attack by Hawkwind Also this week:   ANIME HEROES : Part 1                   Guest...

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  • Screenwriter and blogger Adrian Reynolds has been a regular visitor to this site, and contributed a fabulous guest blog about Spider-Man not so long back.   I asked Adrian to come...

    SFF Song of the Week: Adrian Reynolds

    Screenwriter and blogger Adrian Reynolds has been a regular visitor to this site, and contributed a fabulous guest blog about Spider-Man not so long back.   I asked Adrian to come...

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  • If you could have a superpower, which superpower would it be? Oh please! Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about this.  It’s the first daydream of every card-carrying SFF fan. The...

    Who’d Want to be More than Human?

    If you could have a superpower, which superpower would it be? Oh please! Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about this.  It’s the first daydream of every card-carrying SFF fan. The...

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  • Inspired by Archie Tait’s sublime choice of SFF Song of the Week – with its anime theme – I’ve decided to make it Anime Week on Debatable Spaces.  Yes, I’m...

    Anime Heroes

    Inspired by Archie Tait’s sublime choice of SFF Song of the Week – with its anime theme – I’ve decided to make it Anime Week on Debatable Spaces.  Yes, I’m...

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  • Here’s a choice from Archie Tait, TV and film producer, film distributor, cineaste, and general good guy. Archie wrote an amazing guest blog about SF movies on this site a...

    SFF Song of the Week: Archie Tait

    Here’s a choice from Archie Tait, TV and film producer, film distributor, cineaste, and general good guy. Archie wrote an amazing guest blog about SF movies on this site a...

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  • What’s the best way to kill an alien? Do you zap it with energy beams, blast it with bullets, burn it with a flame-thrower, drop an anti-matter bomb on it,...

    How to Write Action SF

    What’s the best way to kill an alien? Do you zap it with energy beams, blast it with bullets, burn it with a flame-thrower, drop an anti-matter bomb on it,...

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  • Art historians like to make a distinction between the ‘naked’ and the ‘nude’.  The naked is embarrassing and socially taboo; whereas the nude is beautiful, artistic, and morally acceptable.  Kenneth Clark...

    The Naked and the Nude and the SEXY

    Art historians like to make a distinction between the ‘naked’ and the ‘nude’.  The naked is embarrassing and socially taboo; whereas the nude is beautiful, artistic, and morally acceptable.  Kenneth Clark...

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  • I ruffled a few feathers and provoked a few thoughts with my recent blog Is Urban Fantasy Really ALL About Sex?  I also learned a few things about myself and...

    More About Sex

    I ruffled a few feathers and provoked a few thoughts with my recent blog Is Urban Fantasy Really ALL About Sex?  I also learned a few things about myself and...

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  • Most writers live very boring lives. *sighs jealously* In my very first posting on this site, I claimed to have had a colourful life as a spy, explorer, murderer, and...

    On Being a Film Producer

    Most writers live very boring lives. *sighs jealously* In my very first posting on this site, I claimed to have had a colourful life as a spy, explorer, murderer, and...

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  • I’ve just been told of an exciting book tournament being held by BSCreview…It’s a knockout competition between rival books and the last book standing will, presumably, win fair maiden. Hey...

    Red Claw Stuff

    I’ve just been told of an exciting book tournament being held by BSCreview…It’s a knockout competition between rival books and the last book standing will, presumably, win fair maiden. Hey...

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  • I recently had an email reminding me that the splendid Sci-Fi London Festival is coming up soon (end of April, beginning of May), organised by Louis Savy and Robert Grant....

    SFF Song of the Week: Robert Grant

    I recently had an email reminding me that the splendid Sci-Fi London Festival is coming up soon (end of April, beginning of May), organised by Louis Savy and Robert Grant....

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  • I remember the moment when the truth dawned on me…I was  just a nipper and I was watching a Hammer House of Horror movie featuring Christopher Lee as Dracula –...

    Is Urban Fantasy Really ALL About Sex?

    I remember the moment when the truth dawned on me…I was  just a nipper and I was watching a Hammer House of Horror movie featuring Christopher Lee as Dracula –...

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  • I never recognise myself in photographs; the tall, muscular, heroic man that I know myself to be always get strangely reduced into being a short tubby Welsh bloke.  This just...

    Paintings of the Week: Self Portraits

    I never recognise myself in photographs; the tall, muscular, heroic man that I know myself to be always get strangely reduced into being a short tubby Welsh bloke.  This just...

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  • Eagle-eyed Adrian Reynolds has alerted me to this rare piece of good news in the Battle Between Good and Evil… In a nutshell, a bankruptcy examiner has concluded that Lehman Brothers...

    The Battle Between Good and Evil

    Eagle-eyed Adrian Reynolds has alerted me to this rare piece of good news in the Battle Between Good and Evil… In a nutshell, a bankruptcy examiner has concluded that Lehman Brothers...

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  • This week I was invited – thanks to those nice people at Working Title Films – to a cast and crew (plus invited guests) screening of Paul Greengrass’s new film...

    The Week Reviewed

    This week I was invited – thanks to those nice people at Working Title Films – to a cast and crew (plus invited guests) screening of Paul Greengrass’s new film...

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  • Actually I prefer Trinity…brrr!  But let’s not go there. Neo is the coolest of the cool. He is Christ (aka the One), he is kick-ass, he wears shades, he has...

    SFF Heroes: Neo

    Actually I prefer Trinity…brrr!  But let’s not go there. Neo is the coolest of the cool. He is Christ (aka the One), he is kick-ass, he wears shades, he has...

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  • Stuart McGregor kindly sent me the link for these wonderful images - artworks inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

    Inglourious Paintings

    Stuart McGregor kindly sent me the link for these wonderful images - artworks inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

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  • Mike Carey is an inspiration to all lovers of comic books and fantasy. His credits range from X-Men comics to Constantine epics, to magnificent original graphic novels like God Save...

    SFF Song of the Week: Mike Carey

    Mike Carey is an inspiration to all lovers of comic books and fantasy. His credits range from X-Men comics to Constantine epics, to magnificent original graphic novels like God Save...

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  • In the last few weeks I’ve been dabbling in controversial topics on this blogsite. First I DARED TO DEFY the great John Scalzi by pointing out that he’s totally (utterly!...

    Are Shit Reviews Good for a Writer’s Soul?

    In the last few weeks I’ve been dabbling in controversial topics on this blogsite. First I DARED TO DEFY the great John Scalzi by pointing out that he’s totally (utterly!...

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  • This week all the paintings I feature, by various artists, are of the River Thames. I remember when I first came to London from University, and a gang of us...

    Paintings of the Week: the Thames

    This week all the paintings I feature, by various artists, are of the River Thames. I remember when I first came to London from University, and a gang of us...

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