August 2016

WorldCon Photo Journal: Day 5

Kansas City loves it’s cars. And it’s bikes. And pickups. And everything with wheels.. This pulled up just outside BRGR, the best place we’ve eaten this week and also the weirdest. As well as a parade of automotive pride that included an actual low rider, countless trucks and a lot of bikes, it was a […]

WorldCon Photo Journal: Day 5

WorldCon Photo Journal: Day 2

#worldcon / #midamericon2 Photo Journal Day 2. The social stuff’s going fantastically and it’s always nice to put faces to Twitter accounts, especially when the people behind the accounts are so profoundly lovely.  The organisational side? Not so much. Always interesting doing two cons back to back, especially transatlantic cons, because you see two massively

WorldCon Photo Journal: Day 2

Escape Artists at WorldCon

It’s very nearly WorldCon time and the Escape Artists are going to have a very busy week in Kansas. Below you’ll find schedules for myself, Marguerite Kenner, Mur Lafferty, S. B. Divya, Tina Connolly, Sunil Patel and more. Do come along and say hi, the Magazine Reading event featuring Bud Sparkhawk, Tina, Andrea Philips, Amy

Escape Artists at WorldCon

Review: Infernal by Mark De Jager

I’ve been thinking a lot about Doctor Faustus recently. Christopher Marlowe’s play is one of the all time greats; a scientist sells his soul for power and knowledge and decides he’ll figure out the whole ‘internal torment’ thing later. It does not go well for him. It does go very well for literature though and

Review: Infernal by Mark De Jager

One of the biggest joys I get from working in genre fiction is seeing fantastically talented, fantastically nice people succeed. And these days that’s happening a lot more than it used to. Uncanny Magazine are, for me, an example of everything this industry does right. They’re immensely hard-working, immensely enthusiastic people who have been part

Review: Animosity Issue 1

I can’t remember the last time a comic has packed so many haunting moments into a single issue. Animosity grabs you by the lapels, on average, about once a page as writer and creator Marguerite Bennett shows us just what a world where animals can communicate would be like.  There’s one three double-splash page section in

Review: Animosity Issue 1

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