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The upcoming NWG Innovation Festival in Newcastle Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Jurassic London
New newsletter: What Lovecraft lacked, and still lacks, in popular success, he makes up for in fan loyalty. There's an entire ecosystem that exists with the singular and self-reinforcing purpose of keeping Lovecraft important. There's a lot to be questioned about this, including: 'Is Lovecraft actually important?' But, to me,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jurassic London
Inaugural Culture Sector Industry Day at Bradford Literature Festival. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jurassic London
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Jurassic London
Shirley Jackson Day celebrates the legacy of the legendary suspense author, and takes place on the day of the "Lottery". Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Jurassic London
With over 500 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days, we celebrate the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Jurassic London
Man of a thousand eccentric hats Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Jurassic London
Ultimately, publishing is about taking credit for other people’s work, and Jurassic London is no exception. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Jurassic London
ComicCon and other fantastical things. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Jurassic London
Who knew awards season could be so much fun?! The Djinn Falls in Love is a finalist for both the Locus Awards (Best Anthology) and the Shirley Jackson Awards (Best Edited Anthology). We're very proud to see Djinn contributors Nnedi Okorafor and JY Yang recognised elsewhere on the Locus shortlist... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Jurassic London
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Jurassic London
Bitter and angry is right! But, by this point in the series, he (McGee and JDM alike) seemed so done with the whole thing. I've never seen the adaptations. I know there were rumours a decade ago that the series might happen again - I wonder if the Amazon/Netflix content hounds will pick it up. (Especially since Lansdale's Hap & Leonard seems to be doing well...)
Thank you very much! I clearly need to read No One Here Gets Out Alive, to complete the trifecta. Totally agree with your take on Trevanian - Shibumi as parody makes it a much more enjoyable book, although when I've read some of his other work, it seems to lose that sense of (slightly snarky) joy. JDM still remains my all-time favourite, and my go-to read for... pretty much any occasion. With recent re-re-re-re-reads, I'm starting to think that even the author didn't like McGee that much. Or, more accurately, JDM wrote to character to have a real sense of self-loathing. He's very hard on himself (rightfully so, honestly), and increasingly despairing about his role in the world. The way he questions his own impact, the way he doubts he does good, the way he 'sells himself' on his behaviour with women. The more I read McGee as a flawed, insecure character, the more I like him. He's still a dick (most of the time), but he's not pretending to be (or presented as?) perfect. I think. I may just be talking myself around in an attempt to convince myself that my favourite series is still my favourite for rational, not emotional, reasons!!!
Rose of the Prophet is totally mediocre. We need more like it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Pornokitsch
The year's most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction... looking pretty damn good. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Pornokitsch
Fire Will Freeze, Dodgers, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and First Watch! Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Pornokitsch
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Pornokitsch
The characters are warmly ensconced in an upper crust so thick that murder itself couldn't penetrate it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Pornokitsch
Military science fiction, four-colour superheroes, colonialist espionage action, and some grimdark splatterfantasy! Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Pornokitsch
Steel yourself for angst, anxiety, young women finding their agency, and some floppy-haired love interests. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Pornokitsch
I loved dragons so much I took my favourite plastic dragon toy on a two-week family hiking trip when I was five. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Pornokitsch
Although definite conclusions are tidy, appealing, heart-warming fairytales - and have their place in the genre - I'm always interested in stories that don't take success for granted. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Pornokitsch
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Jurassic London
As #snowmageddon ravages Britain, we're looking forward to the weekend. We have firm plans to camp out - pressed against... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Pornokitsch
As with all lists on the internet, this is WHOLLY OBJECTIVE. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Pornokitsch