Archive for August, 2011

  • Last week I suggested we were living in the Age of X – at a time when the X-Men are the dominant heroes of our culture, and X-Men movies are...

    The Age of America

    Last week I suggested we were living in the Age of X – at a time when the X-Men are the dominant heroes of our culture, and X-Men movies are...

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  • I recently asked, What is it with vampires? In other words, why don’t horror and fantasy writers make more use of all the other weird mythological monsters that exist in...

    G is for Golem

    I recently asked, What is it with vampires? In other words, why don’t horror and fantasy writers make more use of all the other weird mythological monsters that exist in...

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  • Mike Carey recently and very kindly sent me a copy of  his  X-Men series, The Age of X; I did a swapsies and sent him a copy of Hell Ship....

    The Age of X

    Mike Carey recently and very kindly sent me a copy of  his  X-Men series, The Age of X; I did a swapsies and sent him a copy of Hell Ship....

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  •   A huge envelope arrived through my door this week, and inside were Sharrock, Jak and Sai-ias – the three protagonists of my novel Hell Ship. This was the audio...

    Hell Ship Speaks

      A huge envelope arrived through my door this week, and inside were Sharrock, Jak and Sai-ias – the three protagonists of my novel Hell Ship. This was the audio...

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  • The riots are over for now.  Some people have lost their businesses;  four people have died; and those of us who were lucky enough not to be directly involved are...

    A Glimpse of Dystopia

    The riots are over for now.  Some people have lost their businesses;  four people have died; and those of us who were lucky enough not to be directly involved are...

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  • A little while back I read a fascinating series of articles on SF Signal (Part One here, Part Two here) about the Death of Science Fiction – which, like the...

    Fantastic Fiction: SF Rebranded

    A little while back I read a fascinating series of articles on SF Signal (Part One here, Part Two here) about the Death of Science Fiction – which, like the...

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  • I truly can’t wait for the spectacle and silliness of the new Conan the Barbarian Movie…I love Robert E. Howard’s stories and understated stories, and always loved the Arnie version....

    Conan: Coming Soon

    I truly can’t wait for the spectacle and silliness of the new Conan the Barbarian Movie…I love Robert E. Howard’s stories and understated stories, and always loved the Arnie version....

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  • I met Eric Brown at my first Eastercon; he’s a charming guy, and is universally admired as one of the finest and most imaginative writers in SF, equally adept in...

    SFF Song of the Week: Eric Brown

    I met Eric Brown at my first Eastercon; he’s a charming guy, and is universally admired as one of the finest and most imaginative writers in SF, equally adept in...

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  • I’ve just been proof-reading ARTEMIS, which is my fifth novel for Orbit Books, and is published later this year. And I had a bit of a ‘wow’ moment. Wow! Four...

    A-Z of the Palmerverses

    I’ve just been proof-reading ARTEMIS, which is my fifth novel for Orbit Books, and is published later this year. And I had a bit of a ‘wow’ moment. Wow! Four...

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  • For some time now I’ve been running a feature on my website  called SFF Song of the Week.  Like a bar which sells books and also serves chocolate, this has...

    SFF Song of the Week: My Top 10

    For some time now I’ve been running a feature on my website  called SFF Song of the Week.  Like a bar which sells books and also serves chocolate, this has...

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  • Yesterday I spent the afternoon signing books at Forbidden Planet…as jobs go, this was a bit like being forced to eat  chocolate in a chocolate factory.  This is the Shaftesbury Avenue...

    Book Signing Weekend

    Yesterday I spent the afternoon signing books at Forbidden Planet…as jobs go, this was a bit like being forced to eat  chocolate in a chocolate factory.  This is the Shaftesbury Avenue...

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