Five years ago today, we lost one of our greats. The last of The Big Three. The man who conceived the telecommunications satellite. The creator of one of the only two novels whose dates have become cultural touchstones. The writer whose ‘Third Law‘ is amongst the most quoted (and most misattributed!) in all of modern culture.
Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry “Caesar!” Speak, Caesar is turn’d to hear.
Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.
Caesar: What man is that?
Brutus: A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
I’m not that much of a gamer. At least, that’s what I like to tell myself. And my family and friends. But I’ve come to realise that actually, I play more computer games than I think. I was given an xbox for Christmas last year, and I shudder to think how many hours I’ve spent playing Skyrim. And The Witcher 2. And Portal 2. And Lego Lord of the Rings. And I’ve got Angry Birds on my iPhone, of course, … More
I look at the ceaseless back and forth of opinion, declaration, review, argument, excitement and comment that SF, Fantasy and Horror are engaged in on the internet, in print and in conversation (the latter generally in the pub, it must be said) and it is clear that we are having a very informed, passionate and ongoing conversation with…ourselves.
Make no mistake, this is wonderful. I can’t think of another area of literary endeavour that is both supported and critiqued quite as … More
This was originally written for the British Fantasy Society Journal, and is re-posted here with their kind permission. If you’re interested in joining the BFS, or learning more about the society, you can get in touch with them through their website.
At every literary convention in the world there is a panel devoted to one variation or another of the eternal question ‘How to Get Published’. An assortment of editors, agents and authors (often new authors who can speak … More
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