Monthly Archives: May 2012

Penny Dread Tales – Volume 2

I love getting books through the post – especially when they contain a story written by me. This morning the postman brought me copies of Penny Dread Tales Volume Two, from Rune Wright publishing in Colorado, edited by Christopher Ficco. This … Continue reading

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The Cyberpunk Technofeminist – Pat Cadigan interviewed in Albedo One #5

This is an interview conducted by John Kenny and I for Albedo One #5, published in 1994. As I recall, all the really insightful questions were asked by John. Ireland has become a more regular stopover for writers on publicity … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Musicals? Whatever Next – an interview with Laura Tisdall

Laura graduated from the University of Surrey with a First Class BMus (Hons) degree in Music. She has written the music for the Hugh Wooldridge/Bill Kenwright UK tour of The Haunting, starring Paul Nicholas, and her first musical Faerytale, was … Continue reading

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Do Androids Dream of Blade Runners – a kind of book film review

With the Alien prequel, Prometheus, due to hit our screens on June 1 (in Ireland) it seemed an apt time to turn my mind towards Sir Ridley Scott and his SF magnum opus, Blade Runner.  I saw it on its … Continue reading

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Another Free Story but…

I have uploaded another one of my stories onto the Short Fiction page on this site. But this time it is a comic strip presented in the form of a downloadable PDF. I hope you enjoy it. It was drawn … Continue reading

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One Liners – The Seanan McGuire Interview

Tell me one little-known fact about Seanan McGuire. Despite having a well-deserved reputation for loving ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night, when I’m having a bad day, there is nothing better in … Continue reading

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Real versus fake and The Monkees win hands down.

I heard a song yesterday that brought a lump to my throat. I was driving along in my car when Daydream Believer came on the radio. It was the first time I had heard Davy Jones’s voice since he passed … Continue reading

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What else could one call a Simon Morden interview – Rocket Scientist.

Dr. Simon Morden, B.Sc. (Hons., Sheffield) Ph.D (Newcastle) is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics. Unfortunately, that sort of thing doesn’t exactly prepare a person for the big wide world of work: he’s been … Continue reading

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No Regrets – The Terry Pratchett Interview, Albedo One issue #4, 1994

NO REGRETS – the terry pratchett interview ALBEDO ONE: The Colour of Magic was your fourth novel but your first suc­cess. Did you ever think you were wasting your time writing? PRATCHETT: No. I never thought I’d wasted my time … Continue reading

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