“It just seems to me that, from Ballard to Herbert, SF was on a mission to invent and explore unknown fresh new psychologies. It was a fascinating, daunting task. We were on to something- and we lost the nerve to do it.” There’s nothing less interesting than something which only exists to please you. AndContinue reading “SF & Fantasy need to stop being so damn eager to please”
The British Fantasy Awards have been announced. I was happy to be invited to be a judge this year. It was fun, and I got to read a bunch of good books. or re-read in many cases! Here are the winners: Best Novel (Fantasy): Jo Walton’s Among Others Best Novel (Horror): Adam Nevill’s The RitualContinue reading “British Fantasy Awards 2012 Results”
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to direct your attention to the shortlist for the Kitschies, the annual awards organised by the folks at the Pornokitsch blog, which is quickly establishing itself as one of the two or three most relevant awards in fantastic literature. And the nominated novels are: The Enterprise of Death by JesseContinue reading “Why we must reward intelligent fantastic literature”
Murky Depths #6 is now on sale through the online store, featuring my short story Horizon. Go buy it!
The citents of Murky Depth #6 have been confirmed. Look out for this in December, featuring my story Horizon. Issue #6 cover art: Jason Beam Contents:- The Last Marriane Alan Frackleton [Art: James Fletcher] All I Want For Christmas Christian Carter-Stephenson [Mark Chilcott] Are You Lonesome Tonight Alan James Roll [Nancy Farmer] Between Hanson andContinue reading “Murky Contents”