A great night of Science Fictional happenings Featuring Ken MacLeod Pippa Goldschmidt Sam Small and music from L-space 7.30pm, 10th May 2017 The Banshee Labyrinth 29 Niddry Street Edinburgh www.thebansheelabyrinth.com and featuring the world famous Shoreline Raffle. Facebook Event “Welcome fellow travellers, to our Event Horizon. Rest your weary bones, we’re only just beginning.”
The Hatching Ezekiel Boone Gollancz, 303 pages Review: Henry Northmore There’s a rich tradition of ‘when animals attack’ stories in horror and sci-fi. We’ve been besieged by insects, rats, dogs, sharks, crabs, you name it. From classy classics such as Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds to the splatter fiction of Shaun Hutson’s Slugs, if it … Read more
Savant Nik Abnett Rebellion / Solaris, 356 pages Review: Steve Ironside Savant is set in a College – a place where the Masters (helped by their Companions and Assistants) teach their Students, while the ever-watching Service manages the schedules of them all, minute-by-minute and day-by-day. This regimen isn’t just about teaching however; there’s a deeper … Read more
The Augur’s Gambit / The King’s Justice Stephen Donaldson Gollancz, 192 / 128 pages Review: Chris Heyman To describe a creative project as a palette cleanser would seem to disparage it but there is no more fitting term for The Augur’s Gambit and The King’s Justice, shipped as one volume in America but released in … Read more
Stage by stage we are following artists and writers Mark Toner and Steve Pickering as they construct the next Beachcomber comic.
Thirty Years of Rain Neil Williamson, Elaine Gallagher, Cameron Johnston (editors) Lulu Press, 248 pages Review: Chris Kelso There’s an old saying that suggests us Scots have more words for rain than an Eskimo does for snow. Despite our majority’s staunchly socialist attitudes and trademark pragmatism, for some reason, Scotland has proved fertile ground for … Read more