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Selections for 2022 Award Voters

Hello everyone! The genre fiction award season has been generous this year, with nominations for both the Hugos and the Ignyte awards. I’m not sure when the Hugo voting materials will be made available, but being a digital content creator who works for free means I can make it available now and to everyone. Please …

Selections for 2022 Award Voters

2021 Eligibility Post

Hello nominators, thanks for stopping by. The Full Lid (Unpaid)My free weekly pop culture newsletter, edited by Marguerite KennerWe published 52 issues in 2021 with guest writers including Alex Acks, Kat Day, Margaret Dunlap, Kit Power, David Steffen and Chloë YatesEligible for Best FanzineA zip file of the complete 2021 issues in PDF is available …

2021 Eligibility Post

Camp Cretaceous

Editor’s note: spoilers Camp Cretaceous‘ first season arrived on Netflix last week. It’s not only better than you expect, it’s substantially better than the movie it happens just to the left of. The series follows a group of children who are the first to test out Jurassic World’s summer camp. Dairus Bowman (Paul-Mikél Williams) is a …

Camp Cretaceous

The Old Drift

Editor’s note: This review is intentionally spoiler free. I’ve been thinking a lot about genre recently. Specifically what happens when ignore it, or tell it to sit politely in a corner with a biscuit while we tell stories larger than it. You’ll see that thread in each of the pieces this week. Giga is a story …

The Old Drift

Hackers 2.0.2.0

ME?! Let the 25th anniversary of the best floppy disk chunky laptop love story being released into cinemas go by unremarked?! GOOD GRIEF!  It’s been twenty five years since Cereal Killer, Lord Nikon and some other characters rollerbladed into our hearts through our landlines. In that time Angelina Jolie has become the biggest movie star on …

Hackers 2.0.2.0

New Model Astronauts

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Five years ago, I wrote a piece about Interstellar and the death of the astronaut myth. …

New Model Astronauts

Boldly Going

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. The funny thing about the passage of time is you don’t notice it passing. …

Boldly Going

Heroes Then, Heroes Now

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.   JoJo Rabbit is an early contender for movie of the year for me. It’s …

Heroes Then, Heroes Now

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.   I’ve always loved The North (Capital T Capital N). I lived in Yorkshire …

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

Admiral Clancy Regrets

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. For some reason YouTube just will not embed this scene despite the fact I can link to it …

Admiral Clancy Regrets

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