• Beware, The Techno-Cow

    by  • October 21, 2006 • 0 Comments

    “In 10,000 years time humans may have paid a genetic price for relying on technology. Spoiled by gadgets designed to meet their every need, they could come to resemble domesticated animals.”

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    Who Really Writes The Stories?

    by  • October 17, 2006 • 0 Comments

    All writers are privy to a big secret. They rarely talk about it among themselves, but when someone foolishly raises it, there are embarrassed smiles and nods and a few mumbled words of agreement. The reason is simple: to admit the big secret would mean admitting intellectually dangerous things to yourself and to risk...

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    Why Fantasy?

    by  • October 11, 2006 • 0 Comments

    I’ve been stirring the pot a bit more over at the Write Fantastic’s Live Journal. Just because I like picking fights for no reason…

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    Growing Up On Fantasy

    by  • October 7, 2006 • 0 Comments

    “I freely admit that many of the fantasy novels published these days are not great literature, and I’ve been known to mock them for it. That said, I can still get considerable pleasure from reading them (unless they’re really awful). Have I imprinted myself with my childhood reading? I think that’s quite possible, though...

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    Fantasycon Bits and Pieces

    by  • October 1, 2006 • 0 Comments

    Everything the Americans say about Brit convention goers is usually true. Case in point: the Britannia Hotel ordered an extra week’s booze to cope with Fantasycon XXX in Nottingham. It was polished off on the Friday night… Away from the main hall: …2000 AD comics writer Simon Spurrier offering to slip the tongue to...

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    On The Nightside

    by  • September 30, 2006 • 0 Comments

    Hollywood movie moguls are circling fantasy author Simon R Green to seduce him into signing a deal for his Nightside series of books. Nightside, about a private eye investigating tales of the weird and uncanny in the Twilight Zone, is about to reach book number eight and they really are excellent tales. Simon is...

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    The Age of Misrule – New and Improved

    by  • September 25, 2006 • 12 Comments

    A brand, spanking new omnibus of the Age of Misrule trilogy – featuring World’s End, Darkest Hour and Always Forever – is now available to buy. It’s got a great, black and red designery cover and, more importantly, has a very slightly updated text to eliminate some of the errors that crept into the...

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    Radio Silence…

    by  • September 25, 2006 • 3 Comments

    Bloody computers. Motherboard explodes. Processor fizzles out. New PC’s browser crashes every time I try to work in WordPress. Bring back the age of the quill… Which is by way of explanation for my silence here. But with the help of trusty web expert Ariel I aim to continue posting while I take a...

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