Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thoughts on a Friday #4

ITEM: I see David Cameron is getting hauled over the coals for referring to Muslim women as “traditionally submissive”. Heaven forbid that I should defend this jumped up little public schoolboy, but it’s as well to keep context in mind … Continue reading

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Filler content without blemish

A review of The Unblemished by Conrad Williams that originally appeared in Black Static #4:- RED IN TOOTH AND CLAW: A CONRAD WILLIAMS FEATURETTE The Unblemished (Virgin Books paperback, 347pp, £7.99) debuted in 2006 as a hardback from US indie … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

While generally on board with anything that takes the piss out of Jane Austen, I really didn’t like the book, which struck me as a French and Saunders sketch stretched to an unconscionable length. I’ll grudgingly admit though, that this … Continue reading

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Starring Julianne Moore – Part 2

Following on from last week’s post, four more Moore films that I’ve watched “recently”:- Far from Heaven (2002) This film takes a look at the dark side of the whole Happy Days phenomenon, with JM as housewife Cathy Whitaker, whose … Continue reading

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Filler content with Omnium Gatherum

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #44:- OMNIUM GATHERUM The never named protagonist of the titular story in John Claude Smith’s collection AUTUMN IN THE ABYSS (Omnium Gatherum eBook/pb, 100pp, $4.52/$11.45) is a seriously obese agoraphobic who is … Continue reading

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Send in the Clones

As a special Sunday treat (meaning I don’t have time to write something new), here’s a slice of flash fiction from the Pete back catalogue, a nifty piece of social comment that originally debuted on the old Whispers of Wickedness … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – The Passenger

Iggy.

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