Monthly Archives: July 2015

Filler content with Tim Curran

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #43:- TIM CURRAN The last time I reviewed his work I drew comparisons between Tim Curran’s approach to horror fiction and that of the late Richard Laymon, and there are certainly echoes … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – The Gallows

Looks like an episode of Most Haunted, only with more photogenic characters and a better soundtrack.

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The Aliens Are Coming

Poor old Earth is constantly under attack from one extra-terrestrial bad guy or another, but we feisty little bipeds always seem to muddle through. Battle Earth (2012) I picked this up from a fly by night retailer down Regent St … Continue reading

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Filler content with Tim Waggoner

Five reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #44:- A REHEARSAL FOR DEATH: TIM WAGGONER If they don’t know him from elsewhere, Black Static readers will at least be aware of Tim Waggoner from the three stories he has had … Continue reading

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Books Read in 1993

This post follows on from Books Read in 1992, which I posted last month. Numbers are slightly down – 103 books read this year, compared to 105 in 1992 – but a lot of large books read and a couple … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all my American readers. Thirty years ago today I was at Wembley Stadium to see this gentleman perform.

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2015 – The Story So Far: 2nd Quarter

Back in April I did a list of my favourite books of the year so far, and as it’s now July time for another update. For the months April through June, I read a total of twenty nine books, some … Continue reading

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Filler content with anthologies – Part 3

Following on from my 8 June blog entry, here is the final part of the feature on anthologies that originally appeared in Black Static #19:- AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED? (continued) NULL IMMORTALIS: NEMONYMOUS TEN (Megazanthus Press paperback, 330pp, £11) edited by Des … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Self/less

Just relax and have some fun. Sounds like good advice, but ‘immortality has some side effects’.

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