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You're all awesome people. Well done! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pornokitsch
Thank you very much! Ken Hites' columns are very much a role model (in many ways!). But I love finding random bits like this when I'm moseying through old books, and I'm glad you enjoy them too!
"Tom is impressed with the imaginative, creative posters displayed on the wall." Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pornokitsch
Beauty and the beast! The lady or the tiger! Kirsty Logan's The Rental Heart and Adam Roberts' Bête - two thought-provoking books about well... you'll see. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Pornokitsch
"All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take "The Hobbit" to their hearts." Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Books coming and going - win a copy of Irregularity and clear your shelves for charity! Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Jurassic London
Thanks Steve! That's fantastic insight into JDM's thinking. I'm definitely keen to see the film, as I think the two characters he added were Jason and Lois, the central love interests. Which is fascinating, as that's the decision that puts the 'real' plot (Jenny/Judy Garland) into the background. It is also a bit of a wasted opportunity: I can't remember JDM ever writing a book with a central female character, and Jenny Crawford would've been a very intriguing one to try. The cover is from the UK edition (the Hale hb - which I think is the only version besides the Gold Medal first with the tie-in cover... and I still can't get my paws on that one, but will someday). I'll check out A Flash of Green - likewise, it has been years, so I may be unfairly dismissive. I think (and I'm going to eat these words), I thought it was too long - JDM does the 'good man caught by market manipulations' plot very well, but this felt unduly padded out. And the ending was too grim for me. That said, now I want to reread it. And I didn't know there was a film, so that's going on the list as well! Thanks! I think my actual least favourite is Area of Suspicion which I have almost completely purged from my memory.
The lost MacDonald and first American mystery novel. What a pair. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Jared has shared their blog Jurassic London
Sep 17, 2014
Just wrapped up a review of it for Wednesday! The London bits are fun, but the book itself is pretty average - and I say that as a JDM fan.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2014 on JDM on London at Pornokitsch
Livingstone's Dicing with Dragons is interesting because it is so dated; Fine's Shared Fantasy because it isn't. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Pornokitsch
"if he had been able to walk on his hands, he would attract very little additional attention" Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Open submissions, free stories, a brand new cover and The Big Book Drop! Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Jurassic London
"I want to see people with disabilities included in SF; I want to hear the voices of people who are routinely marginalized in favour of able-bodied imaginations of the future." Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Pornokitsch
I know! Me too! Maybe their saved Google searches are on "weekly"?
From great literature to bad porn, my favourite (and least favourite) books of August. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Pornokitsch
We're hosting, alongside The Book Smugglers (our close friends and deadly rivals!), 'The Big Book Drop" - an afternoon at a central London venue where folks can swing by and drop off their unwanted books. It'll be a nice chilled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Pornokitsch
The SpecFic series was and still is an experiment - one that was made possible by the generosity, tolerance and enthusiasm of many, many wonderful people. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Pornokitsch
So it seems - I may need to find a copy, because... wow.
With the first five books already reprinted and the final volumes on their way, Brash Books have done mystery readers an immense favour. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Russian Smoke and Indonesian Glaze! Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Jurassic London
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Jared is now following Jon Morgan
Aug 27, 2014
"As much as MacDonald disliked the changes he was seeing, he couldn't prevent them in real life." Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Pornokitsch