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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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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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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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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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Avengers Assemble – no really, they built this movie from a kit.

From the moment I saw The Ultimates graphic novel, in which Nick Fury was re-imagined as Samuel L. Jackson, I have been waiting for this film to arrive. I have loyally trekked to the local multiplex to watch just about … Continue reading

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Namedropping in Dublin – an interview with Clive Barker

This is an interview with Clive Barker that featured in Albedo One #3 from Winter 1993. Hopefully it gives an interesting snapshot of his thoughts and opinions at that point in his career. This is the first time that it … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Genre – Steve Rasnic Tem Speaks

Born Stephen Rasnic, Steve Rasnic Tem grew up in the relatively isolated rural community of Jonesville, Virginia, in the heart of Appalachia, and in his opinion one of the most beautiful areas of the US.  He went to college at … 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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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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Serendipity and the Ubiquitous Nick Lowe

Last week I went to see Nick Lowe at Vicar Street in Dublin. This was definitely one of the best gigs I have seen in quite a while. Although he has lost a little in the top register – the … Continue reading

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