The fall and rise of the vampire, by AJ Dalton
It seems you can’t keep a good monster down. The vampire simply won’t stay vanquished. Like the rest of the undead, it refuses to stay in the grave. The literary genre that spawned it, “horror”, has itself gone into something of an ironically terminal decline (in terms of book sales specifically), and yet the vampire […]Read More
Why the world should be watching
I read a lot of YA. Perhaps too much YA. But, for me, The Hunger Games was a book ‘I’ll get around to eventually’. Until I saw this: That trailer had me hooked from the first scene to the creepy ending music. But, I had a hard time getting into The Hunger Games. Something about […]Read More
On the first day of Christmas . . .
Merry Christmas from Gollancz! It’s Christmas day, so eat, drink and be merry. And what a day for SF its is. Once the presents are opened, the food is eaten and the Queen has spoken, the Gods of TV Scheduling have been kind. For Channel 4 are showing Big, the absolute Tom Hanks classic about […]Read More