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Trees: You don’t believe in anything

One of my favourite things about science fiction is the ‘what if?’ questions the genre explores. Not just from a writing perspective – though challenging yourself with a ‘what if?’ writing exercise can be great fun – but for the ...

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The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams

The second installment of The Copper Cat finds our heroes in a more conventional narrative for a full-length novel (the first in the series was more episodic in nature). The characters have been well established and the world fleshed out so ...

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The Lady in the Van: A difficult woman…

Comforting Sunday afternoon viewing with a whiff of intellectualism, The Lady in the Van is a satisfying little film with a quasi-biographical bent about Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) and his bizarre squatter-come-neighbour. The… forceful Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith) rolls onto ...

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Made to Kill by Adam Christopher

From the blurb, Made to Kill sounded like it was 100% made for me. A science fiction noir with robots? Sign me up! My love affair of the noir genre began in childhood after discovering Humphrey Bogart in The Big ...

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The Godless by Ben Peek

The Gods are dying. Fifteen thousand years after the end of their war, their bodies can still be found across the world. They kneel in forests, lie beneath mountains, and rest at the bottom of the world’s ocean. For thousands ...

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Measure for Measure

It’s always a pleasure to see one of the less popular Shakespeare plays. Not to besmirch any worthy productions, but we tend to get rounds of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Midsummer Night’s Dream in gluts. There are so many ...

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