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Interview: Electric Cinema – Andrew David Barker

Interview: Electric Cinema – Andrew David Barker

The Electric is a ghost story steeped in the love of movies, with shades of vintage Bradbury and King. It is quiet an achievement. Read More »

Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks consists of six linked novellas chronicling the life of one woman, Holly Sykes, from rebellious teenager in 1984, to grandmother in 2043. Each novella is narrated in the first person present tense, but only the opening and closing sec... Read More »

Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound. Read More »

We Can Hear You Scream: An Overview of SF/Horror Literature

The fear of the dark, the unknown, the monster standing right behind you ready to tear you limb from limb…is part of the human condition. Since the dawn of civilization we have been terrified by creatures we can neither comprehend or defend aga... Read More »

Stephen King – A Beginner’s Guide

For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context of modern American Gothic, being recommended by writers whose work I loved, particularly Stephen King. The admiration was mutual. ... Read More »