Author Archives: Bob Neilson

About Bob Neilson

Bob Neilson lives in Dublin with his wife, two daughters, son, two dogs, one cat and a growing feeling of claustrophobia. In partnership with his wife he runs a successful retail business in Dublin city. His short fiction has appeared extensively in professional and small press markets and he has had two plays performed on RTE and one on Anna Livia FM. He also presented a radio show on Anna Livia for a year. He has had two short story collections published, Without Honour (1997, Aeon Press) and That’s Entertainment (2007, Elastic Press) as well as several comics and a graphic novel. His non-fiction book on the properties of crystals is a best-seller in the UK and Ireland.

Something New Under The Sun?

I received an interesting email from Harper Collins the other day. Startlingly, it contained something new (to me) and on top of that the idea was actually interesting and unusual. Now perhaps I’m simply beeing naive and have allowed the … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload – A European Perspective on Dragoncon

I’m back home from Dragoncon a couple of days now and have had time for mature reflection. Anything I say must be prefaced by the stats – an average Irish con these days gets about 300 visitors. The largest con … Continue reading

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Resident Alien (He’s from Cork) – an interview with David Murphy

David Murphy is the author of a well-received novel LONGEVITY CITY (USA 2005), novellas ARKON CHRONICLES (2003) and BIRD OF PREY (2011), and several volumes of award-winning short stories (most recently LOST NOTES – Ireland 2004). He is a founder … Continue reading

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Two out of two

I have mentioned before – here – that I am writing a novel at present. One of the side-effects is that everything seems to be giving me short story ideas. Normally this would be a good thing, but it’s really … Continue reading

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A Voice in the Wilderness – Interview with Irish indie film producer/director Gerard Lough

Gerard Lough is an award winning writer / director from Ireland. He got his start when he directed a music video while doing an internship at an American advertising agency. Since then he has directed several music videos as well … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Scandanavian – a kind of book review

Over the past couple of years I have read a fair number of Scandanavian thriller/mystery/detective/police procedurals and just about every one of them has been excellecnt. I’ve also watched several on TV – Wallender and The Killing spring to mind … Continue reading

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Killer Joe – not for the faint hearted (a film review)

I thought it would be nice to take what’s left of my family – wife and son currently – to the cinema. I had heard good things, though not much detail, about Killer Joe so I took a gamble. Well, … Continue reading

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Goliath by Tom Gauld – a review

Since I was a child I have had a fascination for the Bible story of David and Goliath. It is a simple story of bravery and victory against the odds – a story in which, originally, God inspires and protects David, … Continue reading

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Indie film director Christopher Witherspoon interviewed – do not read this if you are of a sensitive nature!

Christopher’s desire to make movies started at age 12 when he first saw “Star Wars”. He persuaded his parents to buy him a Super 8 film camera and began making his own little movies. He has worked for many production … Continue reading

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The Zombie Tarot – a review

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These days there seems to be a new Tarot or Oracle deck published every week. And for every deck published one gets discontinued. And the more esoteric the subject of the deck the quicker it disappears off the wholesaler’s list. … Continue reading

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