Round-ups of the year are always tricky. We all receive those missives with Christmas cards from the perfect family who will tell you how they hiked nude to the South Pole, solved world debt. And then in February…
Well… maybe I exaggerate… but bearing those in mind I take up my keyboard in some trepidation and begin to type. Continue reading →
The BFS Open Night was fun. It was, perhaps, not as busy as it might have been, but it’s always good to catch up with folks. We launched Invent-10N by Rod Rees – as a paperback, and now also available as a hard back limited edition of 100 Good to chat with Rod and his lovely wife, Nelli, as well as a host of other people.
It’s that time of year when TV is filling up with its annual Christmas adstravaganza. Frenetic ads for perfumes, cars, clothing catalogues and CD-games that everyone is assured they must have if they hope to be anyone this Christmas.
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic is a very strong collection of stories. I was familiar with several of the writers. Mike Resnick features regularly in one of my favourite magazines, Black Static as does Alison Littlewood. I know Christopher Golden through his Buffy the Vampire Slayer work years ago. I liked the journeys I was taken on in most of these stories.