Finding the sci-fi news too much? Myself and Damien Walter are here to chop it all down to size with out chat-shears! And on iTunes… https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/not-so-dangerous-visions-the-week-in-scifi-003/id1530666687?i=1000499770683Read more "Week In Sci-Fi Podcast, Nov 22nd."
The last time an object this long-buried re-emerged it melted an entire kompanie of Nazi soldiers’ faces. Science Fiction fandom collectively gawped this week as it was announced The Last Dangerous Visions, an anthology of ‘dangerous’ stories overseen by Harlan Ellison way back in 1973, would finally see publication, possibly as early as 2021 and […]Read more "Last Dangerous Vagueness"
My longtime pal (and frontman of my old band) Pete Sheppard has done a series of glitch portraits of yours truly. Ain’t they good? (You can find his work at his instagram, phale _420 )Read more "Portraits Of ME!!!"
The Podcast Returns for part two!!! We discuss Terry Pratchett, Sean Connery, Orson Welles, post-apocalyptic cookies and all manner of other SF&F blatherings! And in podcast form… https://www.facebook.com/groups/324897304599197/permalink/1049316865490567/Read more "The Week In Sci-Fi Podcast 2: Elon Musk Of Mars!!!"
I’m a total sucker for the folk horror genre. Creepy maypole dancing, villagers staring out of windows at the newly arrived city slicker, Christopher Lee in a floral dress: what’s not to love? But of late I’ve been trying to range a bit further than the archetypical British Isles setting. After all, everyone around the […]Read more "What I’m Watching: Tumbbad (2017)"
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Join writer and critic Damien Walter and my lumberjack-a-like self as we discuss Ursule LeGuin, Terry Goodkind’s chicken of evil and whether you could nuke Gandalf…Read more "THE WEEK IN SciFi: A YouTube Chat"
Watching Italian fantasy movie Conquest by Lucio Fulci (1983). It’s got a certain dreamlike appeal most Conan rip-offs don’t have. It’s also got dogmen who blow some kind of cocaine up each other’s snouts. Can’t decide whether it’s an oneiric masterpiece or a heap of very entertaining poo. It certainly knows how to use fog […]Read more "What I’m Watching: Conquest (1983, dir. Lucio Fulci)"
A visionary moviemaker free from the diktats of a studio, perhaps even from the need to recoup a budget: that’s rather the dream isn’t it? Especially in this age of algorithmic movie-making, of brand ‘universes’ and moral kowtowing to the whims of a genocidal Chinese state council. But the logistics of movie making almost never […]Read more "Dark Dreams Of A Multi-Millionaire Meth-Head (The Evil Within, 2017)."