Monthly Archives: March 2012

Radio, TV, Films, Books – Philip Palmer, Renaissance Man

Philip Palmer is the author of five ‘new pulp’ science fiction novels published by Orbit books: Debatable Space, Red Claw, Version 43, Hell Ship  and Artemis . He is also an experienced screenwriter and radio dramatist, and his previous work … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise, 21 Jump Street in LOL shocker

My number one reason for seeing any particular movie this year has, to date, been I want to go to the movies and this one looks least likely to put me to sleep. Which is how I picked 21 Jump … Continue reading

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John Carter – stillborn franchise?

A friend went to the gala premiere – if you can call it such in Dublin – on Thursday. I went to see it on Sunday, after three days of general release, in a large suburban cinema. I very nearly … Continue reading

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Beyond Buffy – an interview with Amber Benson

Amber Benson is a writer, director and actor.  She currently writes the CALLIOPE REAPER-JONES paranormal romance series for Penguin Books and her middle grade book, AMONG THE GHOSTS, is available in paperback from Simon and Schuster.  As a director, she … Continue reading

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The Wow Factor

I know that comparisons are invidious but I just can’t help myself. At Christmas I was given a beautiful, shiny, new, vinyl copy of Slave Ambient by The War on Drugs. It’s a fine record and I relaly enjoyed it. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Junky by William S. Burroughs

I have avoided reading the work of William S. Burroughs  for a very long time. From what I read about him and was told by friends, he was experimental. I heard about his  (in)famous cut-up technique. A friend read The … Continue reading

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Peadar OGuilin is Banannas – the interview

PEADAR O. GUILIN has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. One of his school reports claimed that he had “a talent for communication, which he abuse[d].” Since then, he has written plays, published short stories, … Continue reading

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