Author: Gary Dalkin

Review: Another War by Simon Morden

Review: Another War by Simon Morden

Another War is an early novella, published in the UK by Telos Publishing in 2005, by the British writer Simon Morden, who has since come to prominence with the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Metrozone series. It is a fast-paced horror story paying homa... Read More »

Review: Marcher by Chris Beckett (2014 Newcon Press edition)

Review: Marcher by Chris Beckett (2014 Newcon Press edition)

Marcher is Chris Beckett's second novel, now making its UK debut in a significantly revised edition from Newcon Press. When his first novel to be published in the UK, Dark Eden (2012), won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Chris Beckett seemed to many to h... Read More »

Review: Paradox, edited by Ian Whates

Review: Paradox, edited by Ian Whates

Paradox, edited by Ian Whates and published by Newcon Press, is a collection of new stories exploring aspects of the Fermi Paradox. It features stories by Rachel Armstrong, Keith Brooke & Eric Brown, Pat Cadigan, David L. Clements, Paul Cornell, ... Read More »

Interview (Part 2): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Interview (Part 2): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Welcome to the second part of an extensive interview with, Nina Allan who over the last decade has established herself as one of the UK’s most imaginative and compelling writers. This time we discuss some of the more the specifically science fictiona... Read More »

Interview (Part 1): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Interview (Part 1): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Over the last decade Nina Allan has established herself as one of the UK’s most imaginative and compelling writers. In this extensive two part interview she talks to Gary Dalkin for Amazing Stories about a wide range of subjects, including her debut ... Read More »

Hello Summer, Goodbye – After The Blockbusters, After The Hugos Have Gone

Hello Summer, Goodbye – After The Blockbusters, After The Hugos Have Gone

Gary Dalkin looks back on the state of science fiction as another summer of massive budget SF and fantasy spectacles draws to a close. It seems this summer may have been a little better than those of late. The latest Michael Bay atrocity aside, Rise ... Read More »

The Goldfinch As Science Fiction

The Goldfinch As Science Fiction

No, this is not a review of The Goldfinch, but a look at the way Tartt’s novel might be read as an accidental sort of science fiction. ... Clearly Donna Tartt had no intention of writing a science fiction novel. There is nothing in the plot of The Go... Read More »

Review: Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer

Review: Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is a multi-award winning Canadian author who needs little introduction. Rollback, his 17th novel, originally published in 2007, is set mainly in Toronto in 2047. There are also substantial sections set in 2009, when the first extra-t... Read More »

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

In 2001 I wrote that A.I. was more successful as a fable that as pure SF, a film to be seen and argued over, which in the current climate of mindless special effects dominated action fodder made it easy to over-rate. Read More »

Review: Horror Films by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Review: Horror Films by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Horror Films makes a democratic survey of the entire global output of horror cinema, and unlike most books gives due weight to the pre-talkie era. Read More »

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