Selected Non-Fiction

A short selection of some my writing, broken down by category. Original publication source listed where relevant.

There is an awful lot more than this buried on this site and elsewhere on the web, should you be inclined to go looking.


On videogames

Thumper Ain’t No Flow Game (Electron Dance, 2016)

Arcadian Rhythms is Five Years Old (final editorial, 2016)

Press Fire to Win: gaming culture in the heart of Brighton (Arcadian Rhythms, 2015)

Quadrant: synesthetic, copacetic! (Arcadian Rhythms, 2015)

Applicant Wanted (tolerance of crunch & job insecurity required) (Arcadian Rhythms, 2015)

Comrades in Code: a short history of the gaming commons (Memory Insufficient, 2015)

News posts for Rock, Paper, Shotgun (December 2014): samples onetwothreefourfivesixseven

Home Shit Home (Arcadian Rhythms, 2014)

That Broken Punk Metaphor (Kill Screen Daily, 2014)

Will No Man’s Sky offer more than facile tourism? (Arcadian Rhythms, 2014)

Let’s Move to Deadsville: an interview with Sarah Northway (Arcadian Rhythms, 2014)

The Making of a Dark Souls Bore (Arcadian Rhythms, 2014)

Assuming Direct Control: my past, our present & the possible futures of videogame interaction (Arcadian Rhythms, 2014)

Review of Killing is Harmless by Brendan Keogh (Arcadian Rhythms, 2013)

On the Assembly Line: an interview with Littleloud’s Darren Garrett (Arcadian Rhythms, 2011)

Travelling South for Winter: the end of my Skyrim affair (Arcadian Rhythms, 2011)


On technology and computing

The Past, Present and Future of Voice and Gesture Control – pages one and two of four (Micro Mart #1303)

Good Health and Long Life: why the death of the PC has been greatly  exaggerated – pages one, two and three of six (Micro Mart #1335)


On literature

Review of IF THEN by Matthew de Abaitua (Vector, 2016)

Review of Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Vector, 2016)

Review of Twelve Tomorrows ed. Bruce Sterling (Vector, 2015)

I read the Void trilogy and all I got was this creepy  feeling (NFI, 2015)

Review of Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Vector, 2015)

Review of Martian Sands and The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar (Vector, 2014)

Review of Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell (Vector, 2014)

Review of Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (Vector, 2014)

Lauren Beukes’ Moxyland and fear of the future (NFI, 2014)

Review of Vurt and Pollen by Jeff Noon (Vector, 2013)

Review of A capella Zoo #5 (NFI, 2011)

Review of Interzone #231 (NFI, 2010)

Review of Tomes of the Dead: Anno Mortis by Rebecca Levene (NFI, 2010)

Review of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (NFI, 2010)

Review of Walthamstow Central by Ellis Sharp (NFI, 2008)

Review of The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight (NFI, 2007)

The Uncanny in China Miéville’s “New Weird”: An Examination of Perdido Street Station and The Scar (undergrad essay, December 2003)


On music

Review of I Love Cops by The Strange Times (NFI, 2014)

Review of Rabid Moon by Acid Fast (NFI, 2014)

Live review: Baton Rouge / She Crazy / Crows-an-wra (NFI, 2014)

Review of Perfect’s Gonna Fail by the Gateway District (NFI, 2011)

Review of Modern Myths & Fairy Tales by Plantagenet 3 (NFI, 2011)

Review of Much Obliged by Dan Webb & the Spiders (NFI, 2011)

Retrospective on The Offcuts / WW2 vs. Dinosaurs (NFI, 2010)

Review of American Hardcore: A Tribal History by Steven Blush (NFI, 2010)

Retrospective on Apocalypse Hoboken (NFI, 2009)


On film & TV

Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (NFI, 2016)

Elysium and Snowpiercer: exploding heads vs. rail sociology (NFI, 2014)

This is the End: a petty apocalypse (NFI, 2014)

Review of Lunopolis (NFI, 2011)

An in-depth exploration of Pontypool (NFI, 2011)

Review of Four Lions (NFI, 2010)

Primeval: it’s exactly what you’d expect (NFI, 2008)

Zombies Can Run (Den of Geek, 2008)

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