Archive for February, 2011

  • I’ve just been browsing through some photographs of my home town of Port Talbot in South Wales.  This is the place where I was born, and where my family still...

    On The Spirit of Place: Writing that is Inspired by a Location

    I’ve just been browsing through some photographs of my home town of Port Talbot in South Wales.  This is the place where I was born, and where my family still...

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  • This is really cool – the first Orbit podcast, featuring fantasy author Joe Abercrombie and Orbit’s very own Jack Womack.  I really enjoyed it.  And Jack – who I email...

    Joe Abercrombie and Jack Womack

    This is really cool – the first Orbit podcast, featuring fantasy author Joe Abercrombie and Orbit’s very own Jack Womack.  I really enjoyed it.  And Jack – who I email...

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  • This week’s SFF Song of the Week comes from the fascinating Ricardo Pinto,  whose novels include The Stone Dance of the Chameleon and The Third God.  Ricardo is a pal...

    SFF Song of the Week: Ricardo Pinto

    This week’s SFF Song of the Week comes from the fascinating Ricardo Pinto,  whose novels include The Stone Dance of the Chameleon and The Third God.  Ricardo is a pal...

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  • (NOTE: To hear Nicole Peeler’s SFF Song of the Week, scroll down, or click here.) Ah, the BAFTAs! Weren’t they great!  Jonathan Ross redeemed himself with a string of actually...

    The Alternative BAFTAS

    (NOTE: To hear Nicole Peeler’s SFF Song of the Week, scroll down, or click here.) Ah, the BAFTAs! Weren’t they great!  Jonathan Ross redeemed himself with a string of actually...

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  • Regular listeners to this feature – which I would argue is the only science fiction and fantasy radio station in the world! – will have marvelled a while ago at...

    SFF Song of the Week: Nicole Peeler

    Regular listeners to this feature – which I would argue is the only science fiction and fantasy radio station in the world! – will have marvelled a while ago at...

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  • I had an enjoyable film biz kind of a day yesterday. I had a meeting in the morning with a very lovely executive at a company called Future Films, who...

    Film Biz Stuff

    I had an enjoyable film biz kind of a day yesterday. I had a meeting in the morning with a very lovely executive at a company called Future Films, who...

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  • Here’s a brilliant, and hilarious song choice from Lilith Saintcrow, best-selling urban fantasy author, who is both prolific and inspired, and whose series protagonists include Jill Kismet and private necromance Dante Valentine. ...

    SFF Song of the Week from Lilith Saintcrow

    Here’s a brilliant, and hilarious song choice from Lilith Saintcrow, best-selling urban fantasy author, who is both prolific and inspired, and whose series protagonists include Jill Kismet and private necromance Dante Valentine. ...

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  • I spent some time last night looking at Mark Charan Newton’s excellent blog, and was intrigued at what he had to say about the recent Guardian Book Blog debate about...

    What’s it all about, guys?

    I spent some time last night looking at Mark Charan Newton’s excellent blog, and was intrigued at what he had to say about the recent Guardian Book Blog debate about...

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