Saturday, March 31, 2007

New material updated

I've added links in the Graphic Novels and the Other Material sections (below) to a recent review of Invasion! by Pat Mills (classic from the very start of 2000AD), an interview with Larry Gonick discussing his new Cartoon History of the Modern World and a transcript of an event at the Scottish Book Trust where Cam Kennedy discussed the new graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. And, as ever, my main online scribblings (on books and many other subjects - or sometimes just rants!) can be found over on The Woolamaloo Gazette.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Latest updates

The links below (by category such as SF books, Graphic Novels, Interviews etc) are to a range of works I've posted over the years on various sites. The latest items to be added are my second interview with comics creators Leah Moore and John Reppion about their upcoming work for 2007 such as Witchblade: Shades of Gray and an interview with British comics artist Sean Philips (Criminal, Marvel Zombies etc)

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Science Fiction reviews

The Salmon of Doubt, Douglas Adams

The Algebraist, Iain M Banks

Jennifer Government (double review), Max Barry

Evolution, Stephen Baxter

The Wooden Sea, Jonathan Carroll

The Light of Other Days, Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter

The Image of the Beast/Blown, Philip Jose Farmer

Light, M John Harrison

Newton’s Wake, Ken MacLeod

Engine City, Ken MacLeod

Dark Light, Ken MacLeod

Broken Angels (joint review with Ariel), Richard Morgan

Looking for Mr Nobody, Sue Rann

Down the Bright Way, Robert Reed

Sister Alice, Robert Reed

Gradisil, Adam Roberts

Grass, Sheri S Tepper

The Praxis, Walter Jon Williams

Fantasy Fiction review

Prince of Ayodhya, Ashok Banker

Abarat, Clive Barker

Celtika: Book One of the Merlin Codex, Robert Holdstock

The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson

Horror Fiction reviews

Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris

Sunshine, Robin McKinley

Watchers - the Coming of the King, Willie Meikle

362 Belisle Street, Susie Moloney

Blood Canticle, Anne Rice

Blackwood Farm, Anne Rice

Younger Readers Fiction reviews

Exodus, Julie Bertagna

Coraline, Neil Gaiman

The Wolves in the Walls

Wolf Brother, Michelle Paver

Shadowmancer, G P Taylor

Non Fiction reviews

How to Build a Nuclear Bomb, Frank Barnaby

The Philosopher’s Secret Fire, Patrick Harpur

Mutants, Armand Marie Leroi

Vincent Price - the Art of Fear, Denis Meikle

Two Sides of the Moon, David Scott and Alexi Leonov

Hitchhiker - a Biography of Douglas Adams, MJ Simpson

Comix - the Underground Revolution, Dez Skinn

Backroom Boys, Francis Spufford

The Mechanical Turk, Tom Standage

Monturiol’s Dream, Matthew Stewart

Living Dolls, Gaby Wood

Graphic Novels reviews

5 is the Perfect Number

30 Days of Night

Boffy the Vampire Layer

Boneyard Volume 2

BPRD Hollow Earth and other Stories

The Complete D.R. and Quinch

Criminal Macabre

Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus Part 1

Death: at Death’s Door

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Far West

Get Your War On

Hellboy Weird Tales Volume 2 and BPRD Soul of Venice

Hellboy Weird Tales Volume 1

Hellboy Wake the Devil

Hellboy Conqueror Worm and Hellboy the Lost Army


Judge Dredd: Necropolis Volume 2

Judge Dredd: Necropolis Volume 1

Judge Dredd: the Cursed Earth

Judge Dredd: the Complete Case Files Volumes 1 and 2

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1

Lenore: Noogies

Louis - Dreams Never Die

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #13

Tits, Ass and Real Estate

Transmetropolitan: One More Time

Transmetropolitan: the Cure

Transmetropolitan: Dirge

Transmetropolitan: Spider’s Thrash

Transmetropolitan: Gouge Away

Movies and DVD reviews

2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival SF/Comics themed roundup

2005 Edinburgh International Film Festival SF/Comics themed roundup

American Splendor

The Animatrix

Austin Powers - Goldmember

Blade II

Dawn of the Dead

Dog Soldiers

Donnie Darko

The Eye

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

The Hulk

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: the Cradle of Life

Lord of the Rings - the Two Towers

LXG (double review with MJ Simpson)

The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Reloaded

Minority Report

Queen of the Damned

The Ring

Star Trek Nemesis

Superman Returns

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines



Other material

This set of links covers non-review work online, such as interviews.
Larry Gonick interview

Kidnapped - transcript of the event with Cam Kennedy and Ron Grosset discussing the graphic novel adaptation

Leah Moore and John Reppion (second interview)

Sean Phillips interview

Brian Ruckley interview

Mike Carey interview

Tony Bennet of Knockabout Comics interview

David Lloyd interview

Todd Hignite interview

British Comics Journalists interview

British Indy Comics creators interview

Bryan Talbot interview

Euan Kerr of the Beano interview

Paul Gravett interview

Hal Duncan interview

Harlequin Valentine - discussion review by me and James Lovegrove with Ariel editing

Ian Hocking interview

Jason Cobley and Neill Cameron interview

Jonathan Oliver (of Rebellion/2000AD) interview

Leah Moore and John Reppion interview

Ken MacLeod interview

Richard Morgan interview

Paul B Rainey interview

Sandman: Endless Nights - triple team discussion review with Ariel and James Lovegrove

Tam O’Shanter

Toxic interview