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Filler content with pictures

Two reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #44:- EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY ZOMBIES: A HUNTER’S GUIDE (Osprey Publishing hc, 80pp, £15) is a book written in the same vein as Max Brooks’ The Zombie Survival Guide, which author … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Italian Caprice

We are overdue a little bit of class on this blog, and so one of my favourite pieces of classical music, from Tchaikovsky, who was the Springsteen of his day. I once go so carried away listening to this that … Continue reading

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Filler content with criminal behaviour – Part 2

Further to Tuesday’s post, three more reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #5 as part of a feature on crime fiction:- CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR (continued) Will Lavender’s Obedience (Macmillan hardback, 352pp, £12.99) is set on the campus of Winchester University, … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Alice Through the Looking Glass

This trailer puts me more in mind of Clive Barker’s Abarat books than of anything found in the pages of Lewis Carroll. Regardless, it looks very striking.

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Filler content with criminal behaviour

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #5 as part of a feature on crime fiction:- CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR Horror fiction has always had a ‘special relationship’ with the crime and thriller genres. Many critics regard horror maestro Poe as … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Mandolin Rain

Time for something from the ‘other’ Bruce:-

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Filler content with fearful symmetries

Following on from Wednesday’s post, here’s the third and final part of a feature on anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow that originally appeared in Black Static #45:- ELLEN DATLOW ANTHOLOGIES (continued) I didn’t get round to reading FEARFUL SYMMETRIES (CZP pb, 344pp, … Continue reading

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