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Exclusive Daniel Polansky & JFJ Event in London tomorrow!

Polansky_Daniel

This is quite possibly the coolest thing I’ll get to say all year. Tomorrow night (Wednesday 30 October) I shall be interviewing Daniel Polansky, live in front of a crowd in central London – and it’s completely free! Oh yes! … Continue reading

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The Fictional Man by Al Ewing – Book Review

The-Fictional-Man

When I picked up this book in Waterstone’s Oxford Street it was next to a sign that said “Cult is a nice way of saying nobody likes you”. Well, don’t worry The Fictional Man – I like you! As protagonist, … Continue reading

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Terrible Tuesdays – Awesomely Bad Monster Combos

Sharktopus

When it comes to creating monsters to scare us filmmakers have a few staples they seem to love and rely on like a drunk who can’t quite quit his favourite sauce. Some of these scares are rather explainable, probably based … Continue reading

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SF is alive and well; kicking it in TV-land

Utopia 1

The big Hollywood blockbuster science fiction adventure is often used as the canary bird to judge the atmosphere or state of the genre. Taken as representative of the whole by the multitude of dabblers (used non-perjoratively), such movies are a … Continue reading

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What we’re excited for in October! (There’s a lot!)

Thor 2: The Dark World movie poster

October is going to be a great month! There’s so much happening in the genre world that there’s no excuse for staying at home. From running with zombies and watching Ghostbusters to book launches and World Fantasy Con, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Terrible Tuesdays: Mockbusters…don’t be fooled!

Pacific Rim vs Atlantic Rim

Don’t fall into the trap of watching one of these ‘mockbusters’, or do, but go in forewarned and forearmed with the knowledge of the terribleness you are about to witness! The production company responsible for most of these is The … Continue reading

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