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Filler content with parts

A review of Stephen Volk’s The Parts We Play that originally appeared in Black Static #56:- SEEKING TO SUBVERT: STEPHEN VOLK Regular readers of Black Static will know Stephen Volk from his Coffinmaker’s Blues column, which pulled down the shutters … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – The Beguiled

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Independence Day

Thirty two years ago today, I saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Wembley Stadium. He opened with this song, appropriately enough, singing acapella while the E Streeters stood about on the stage, Clarence Clemmons a towering presence … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Born to Run

It’s July, and it’s Springsteen month. And with Glastonbury still fresh in everyone’s minds, it’s time to remind people how it should be done.

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Filler content with Bill Clinton

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #28:- THE FRESCO Sheri Tepper Gollancz pbo, 406pp, £10.99 Benita Alvarez, an ordinary woman with a poor self-image, is thrust into the global limelight when, seemingly at random, she is picked … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – War for the Planet of the Apes

I have the first two in the series on DVD, but still haven’t got round to watching them. That’s an omission I need to be deal with before this hits cinema screens in July.

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Filler content in new sleeve

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #30:- ALTERED CARBON Richard Morgan Gollancz pb, 404pp, £10.99 It’s the 26th century and mankind has spread throughout the galaxy, with peace maintained on the new worlds by a UN Protectorate … Continue reading

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