Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She has won three Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a British Fantasy Award and four British Science Fiction Association Awards, and was a double Hugo finalist for 2019 (Best Series and Best Novella). A highly versatile author as at home writing space opera murder investigations as she […]Read more "Author Interview: Aliette De Bodard"
I’ve recently started a science fiction and fantasy group on Facebook and new members are always most welcome! Fantasy & Sci-Fi Salon is a place to relax and talk about genre (mainly literature but also cinema, games etc) and catch up on the latest news and gossip. Polite passion is our aesthetic and witty repartee […]Read more "Fantasy & Sci-Fi Salon"
If you’re a fantasy reader and haven’t read any RJ Barker then stop mucking about and get to it. The author of The Wounded Kingdom and Tide Child trilogies, Barker cooks up beautifully singular worlds and stuffs them full of characters you can’t help but love. Eager to find out more, I clambered onto the […]Read more "Author Interview: RJ Barker"
Yup, we’re back again! This time we conflab about those mysterious monoliths in Utah and elsewhere, Ready Player Two, Ben Bova, Nalo Hopkinson and the CAT-ternet!!!Read more "The Week In Sci-Fi & Fantasy Podcast, 5th Dec 2020!!!"
Anyone read Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner? I’ve never encountered a book quite like it. Swordpoint is quietly unique in its world, prose and mood (which, if Goodreads is any indicator, leads readers to have varying opinions of it). There’s a cold sort of irony to the book’s outlook I greatly enjoyed and that marks it […]Read more "What I’m Reading: Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner"
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!!!"
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)"
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