15Feb The Ten Greatest Science Fiction Films


What defines a top-ten list of films? Contribution to film-making? The breaking of boundaries? Exploring new territory? Responding to or driving the cultural milieu? Sheer entertainment? Usually, it’s a combination of all those things. With science fiction though, there’s another element: achieving the sublime. That’s not to say that all…

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26Sep Reviews for September


It's been a good while since we offered any reviews. We did write a post a couple of weeks back but the browser died and I lost the post.TV and Film.I'm not usually one to believe the hype, but Bodyguard on the BBC was a good few hours of fun.…

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31Jan Reviews for January 2018


I haven't written a reviews post for a good few months, so let me start 2018 as I mean to continue it. Books first.I'll take a brief look at three of the books I've read in 2018 so far. I've read a few others, but nothing either great or poor,…

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05Nov A Review of The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley from the Tartarus Press


The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley first really came to my attention in a bookshop a couple of years ago where I saw it under the John Murray imprint. Knowing it had been published by the eminent Tartarus Press I picked it up to see what the story was. Sure…

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16Jun Reviews for June 2017


Let's start with books. I've read a few since the last review post. The one that stands out the most is Lloyd Arthur Eshbach's Over My Shoulder, a recollection of a few decades worth of science fiction publishing. I won't cover it here as it's a valuable resource and I…

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16Feb Reviews for January


Here are our media reviews for January, a mixed bunch and some good stuff!Books. I've read quite a few these last few weeks, mostly audiobooks. The best of the lot was Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation, the first in the Southern Reach trilogy. All three books were published within a few months of…

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01Dec Reviews for November


Let's start with books this time. I've read a few this month, but two are worthy of a mention. The first is Psycho by Robert Bloch. Having always been a big Hitchcock fan, I was pretty sure I'd put the book down after a few pages, finding the art of…

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07Oct Reviews for September


I thought I'd share a few reviews of things that we read, watched and heard in September. This isn't just books, so feel free to skip the other bits!I read William Hope Hodgson's The House on the Borderland at the beginning of the month, and found myself, initially, drawn into…

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