Interview with Swedish comic artist Peter Bergting

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

While in Sweden, I got in touch with local comic artist Peter Bergting. As per his official bio, Peter Bergting “has written four young adult novels in Swedish for a major publisher (Bokförlaget Semic), three American English, graphic novels (for Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics) as well [ on]

Book review: Strange Tales V edited by Rosalie Parker, Tartarus Press

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The fifth in an award-winning series of speculative fiction anthologies from Tartarus Press, Strange Tales V contains some outstanding instances of dark, strange, bizarre, and disturbing writing. No surprise when you see that they were chosen by Rosalie Parker, who, as her Wikipedia entry states, [ on]

Kristine Kathryn Rusch on the SF generation gap

By Chris Meadows
June 12, 2015 // 4 Comments

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is compiling an anthology for Baen of classic SF stories by women, and as part of the project has started a website about women in science fiction. Along the way, one of her readers wrote to her about Andre Norton, bringing up an important point—over the last couple decades [ on]

Still time to vote in the World Fantasy Awards Ballot

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nominations for the 2015 World Fantasy Awards are approaching their close, as the end of the voting window draws near. As per the World Fantasy Convention 2015 website, “the World Fantasy Awards Ballot is being sent to all members of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 World Fantasy Conventions,” [ on]

John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalists announced

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

In the flurry of science fiction, fantasy and horror awards due this time of year, after the announcement of the Bram Stoker Awards winners and the Shirley Jackson Awards finalists, now we have the John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalists for 2015. And I should confirm that neither Emily St. John [ on]

Fantastic fun at the York Pubmeet

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

For anyone wanting to down a few jars or five to get over the shock of the UK General Election results, or the conviction that they’re now living in fantasyland, the British Fantasy Society (BFS) and British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) have organized their third York Pubmeet, for fans [ on]

Leonora Carrington: A sur-really bizarre writer and artist

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Leonora Carrington (April 6, 1917–May 25, 2011), subject of a Google doodle (above) on the anniversary of her birth, which unfortunately happened to coincide with the Easter Monday holiday, was one of those multitalented figures whose character and life make the cliche “truth is stranger [ on]

Weirdbook Magazine relaunches

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Weirdbook Magazine, one of the more celebrated and imaginative titles of the science fiction New Wave and modern-day resurrection of weird fiction, is now relaunching, with what claims to be Issue #31 – albeit after a very long hiatus. As explained in Michael Ashley’s Gateways to [ on]

Aurealis Awards shortlist shows dark, demented stirrings Down Under

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Australia: the venue for H.P. Lovecraft’s incredible The Shadow Out of Time, for Picnic at Hanging Rock, for Mad Max, but still not always the first place that springs to mind in connection with the futuristic, the fantastic, and the frightful. But perhaps that does poor justice to the [ on]

Book Review: Sand of Bone by Blair MacGregor

By Juli Monroe
February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

I purchased this book as part of the recent Indie Fantasy Story Bundle (now complete). Having been disappointed with the first two books I tried from the bundle, I was starting to think I’d wasted my money with this one. Then I started [easyazon-link asin=”B00MRCCG9M” [ on]

No need to be humble with Subterranean Press Book Bundle

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

The very wonderful science fiction, fantasy, and horror publisher Subterranean Press, publishers of K.J. Parker among many others, has just announced its own Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle on the Humble Bundle site, offering an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of its classics, including such gems [ on]

Happy birthday, Robert E. Howard, the Cross Plains barbarian

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Genre-spanning “pulp fiction” author Robert Ervin Howard was born this day, January 22nd, in 1906 in Peaster, Texas, moving in his adolescence to Cross Plains, where he lived until his suicide on June 11th, 1936, following his mother’s death. In those 30 years, he produced an [ on]

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