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.

Rockin’ Around With Tom Petty – Dublin 7th June 2012.

On Thursday I went to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers open their European tour with a gig in Dublin. It was great to get the opportunity to see a real rock ‘n roll star live and thank goodness he … Continue reading

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Book Reviews from Albedo One # 5, 1994

I had not realised it was possible to be seduced by the physical appearance of a book until I picked up TOLKIEN’S RING (HARPER COLLINS, HARD­BACK, £17.99 STG, 183 pp) written by DAVID DAY and illustrated by ALAN LEE. The … Continue reading

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First and Last

For one reason or another (mainly financial) just about every piece of music I gathered during the years 1978 to 1980 was recorded on cassette tape. For me, these were the Punk/New Wave years and I ended up with about … Continue reading

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Artist Nouveau – The Stylish Mr Kemp

My name is Chaz and I’m an Art Nouveau illustrator from Denver. I trained at the Art Institute of Colorado and I’ve been a freelance artist for a number of years now. As to my medium, I primarily use a … Continue reading

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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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