Book Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury)

I forgot to mention this at the time, but the most recent issue of Vector featured my review of Ray Bradbury’s reissued classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. Vector is the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association and is only available to members. The main BSFA site is here, Vector’s rarely-updated site is […]

Book Review: The Dark Wraith of Shannara (Terry Brooks et al)

My review of The Dark Wraith of Shannara – a graphic novel written by Terry Brooks, adapted by Robert Place Napton and drawn by Edwin David – appeared in Vector #257. If you’re a BSFA member you’ve probably already seen this issue. If you’re not, the best place to go to find out more about […]

Book Review: Nothing Nice To Say Vol. 2 (Mitch Clem)

Let me say this up front: I’m a big fan of Nothing Nice to Say, and I have been since about 2001 when I first came across the strip. It feels a little strange to say it but in many ways I’ve grown up with the strip. It’s been a substantial part of my experience […]

Book Review: Tourniquet (Kim Lakin-Smith)

‘Tourniquet’, Kim Lakin-Smith’s debut novel, is an ambitious book. It is set in Renegade City, the rebranded-gothic British city once known as Nottingham. At some point in the city’s recent past the rock band Origin claimed it as a safe haven for “the sub-cultures of the world”; more honestly, though, Renegade City is for the […]