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A review of Bank's Inversion.
Gary Dalkin rounds up novels that feature cities at the end of time.
An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology - The Space Opera Renaissance
The Prisoner of Heaven is actually what you get when a stand-alone novel sells 15 million copies and the author decides to write sequels without a worthwhile new story to tell.
A review of the BBC production of Diane Setterfield's novel of the same name
Gary Dalkin reviews an unusual Jenna Louise Coleman set of performances - The Time of the Doctor back-to-back (ion the BBC) with Death Comes To Pemberley
Gary Dalkin reviews Cloud Atlas and Skyfall and talks about the homogenization of American cinema.
Quatermass II is a rare sequel that is an improvement over the original in every respect.
In this post I'll look at The Quatermass Xperiment, and next week consider the follow-up, Quatermass 2.
Gary Dalkin reviews a novel that wants to be - ought to be - a movie
Just in case you've missed out on all the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary happenings....
How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound.
The Man Who Haunted Himself is, as the title suggests, both a ghost and a doppelgänger story
Imaginings Volume: 6 - Feast and Famine is a collection of ten short stories by the British writer Adrian Tchaikovsky, best known for the nine-volume (and counting) fantasy series, Shadows of the Apt, published by Tor.
Grabbers has been dismissed in some quarters for not doing anything original. Well most films don’t do anything original, and Grabbers does achieve a couple of things I’ve never seen before.
The full 158 minute director’s cut is simply one of the best films I have ever seen.
A loving tribute to the memory of one of the most important figures both in the history of our genres and in American popular culture and the literature of the 20th century.
Every generation of children has the right to be scared senseless and feel a powerful urge to watch from behind the sofa.
Could Doctor Who use some changes?
Anime is not intended as a definitive guide, but as wide ranging introduction to the field. Even so, seasoned anime watchers will find the book valuable for the opinions expressed
Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.
Falling Over is a book about perception, about characters who come to doubt their sense of the reality of the world, whose perceptions are doubled, who extrapolate alternative realities or timelines or encounter, or imagine they encounter, doppelgängers.
So the excellent actor Peter Capaldi is to play the 12th incarnation of the Doctor. Perhaps with the 50th anniversary of the programme approaching...
I recently came across an announcement that writer-director Robert H. Gwinn is planning to film his own three part adaptation of Richard C. Meredith’s...
Jurassic Park opened in the UK 20 years ago this month. A 3D conversion was foisted upon an indifferent a few months ago. Universal...
I have a personal rule not to get involved in online discussions which have the potential to turn fractious. Yesterday I made the mistake...
Stardust is one of three books by Nina Allan published so far this year. First was the story collection Microcosmos. Next came the novella,...
In Stephen King’s best novel in years, 11.22.63 (2011), the veteran author revisited the period of his youth, the 1950s and ‘60s. A character...
Nina Allan’s Spin is the second in a new series of novellas published by the Third Alternative Press, home of leading UK genre magazines...