Lair of the Evil Drs Brain

So You Want to Write for A Franchise, Or Thanks for My New Kitchen, Mr Lucas: In the Lair with Karen Miller and Sean Williams

As readers of this column know, we regularly and without thought of consequences, kidnap our guests by means of a malfunctioning vortex manipulator. The problem with doing this to people who write Star Wars novels is that they tend to have their own working lightsabres. So we simply chose to politely ask Karen Miller and … Continue reading


Loves, New and Old

 1)      Podcasts  So, I’d listened to the first two episodes of ‘The Writer and the Critic’ (aka Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond sharing news, opinions and reviews about mostly-speculative-fiction books) and then in the madness of finishing the PhD of Doom I apparently forgot about anything that wasn’t directly related to medieval Icelandic literature. However. … Continue reading


World Fantasy winners

The World Fantasy Award winners for works published in 2009 have been announced on Locus online: Novel The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey) Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr) The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland) In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey) Novella “Sea-Hearts”, … Continue reading