A ‘Verse Full of Scum – Episode 3 now online

Three weeks in and I’m keeping my promise of publishing every Monday. I’m rather impressed with myself. Let’s see if it can last. I really have no excuse to fail at this – the whole thing is already written and I just have to upload a new...

Oddest Book Title of the Year

I came across this little literary gem through the Brascoe Books blog. Bookseller magazine has announced the shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. This year’s shortlist is: I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen How to Write a How to...

William Gibson and Michael Moorcock honoured

William Gibson and Michael Moorcock are both going to have a good year in 2008, gaining recognition that they richly deserve. Michael Moorcock has been named Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master for 2008 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America....

The unfortunate costume of the Superhero

Reading Neil Gaiman’s online journal recently I followed the link to an article that Neil said he had enjoyed immensely. It was written in the New Yorker by the novellist Michael Chabon. I’ve read one Chabon novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, and...

Keeping up with online content

It’s getting harder and harder these days to keep up with all the stuff on the internet that interests me. There are so many blogs and news sites that I like to keep up with that I find it hard to get anything else done. As with pretty much every time saving...