Tuesday, 29 September 2009


- 50 years of the British Science Fiction Association
editor: Ian Whates

A solid but sadly unexceptional collection, with stories that range from whimsical surrealism and cranky genre satire to uniquely British retro and speculative fiction reflecting (via alternate worlds) on familiar 20th century SF tropes or delivering riffs on edgier 21st century themes. It's a book that's quite suitable for collectors of SF literature but is hardly essential reading for general sci-fi fans.

Monday, 14 September 2009

More laser fodder

This month's Interzone (#224, published by T3A Press), includes my DVD and blu-ray review column, which covers the final season of Stargate Atlantis, Outlander, Dragonball Evolution, Dollhouse: season one, Push, Man In The Moon, Watchmen - director's cut, and Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus.