Tag Archives: Michael Moorcock

Best Philip K Dick Novel


Best Philip K Dick Novel The Guardian ran an article on Dick’s Best Novels chosen by Nicola Barker, Michael Moorcock, and Adam Roberts on 27th August 2017 at Philip K Dick Best Novels. There’s all the normal stuff you’d expect to see – Adam … Continue reading

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The New SF – New Wave Science Fiction


The New SF – Langdon Jones (ed) Arrow Books 1971 paperback, 224pp, ISBN 0 09 003890 8 This collection is a fingers up to both the literary establishment and the normal reading public. There’s so little SF, that the back … Continue reading

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Billion Year Spree – further thoughts


Just finished The Neried. About myths, legends and homelessness; set in Blackpool. My next piece is proper SF Core. Set in the core of the Milky Way, in the Galactic Bar. Explores the issues of lots of aliens living together … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Influences


I sometimes reflect on the circumstances surrounding Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds. It was the premier British SF periodical and at the time had a reach that, though it didn’t rival that of the American offerings, was substantial. Under his stewardship, a significant … Continue reading

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Robert Conquest – Obituary


While I added a comment to the Daily telegraph article Robert Conquest Historian Obituary : Also, with Kingsley Amis, he selected and edited five anthologies of Science Fiction which were published by Victor Gollancz (paperback in Pan) between 1961 and … Continue reading

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New Worlds


New Worlds …Originally started life as a fanzine: Novae Terrae. It became New Worlds in 1939 when John Carnell became editor and converted to professional publication in 1946. John, who also edited Science Fantasy as well as New Writings in … Continue reading

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Fantasy Review (& poem: Enchanted Forest)


Poetry Time again. This Tuesday gone, Hasiwriters got the nod that the library was running a competition on the theme of Enchanted Forest. At the time we were chatting about world building but we decided to turn things around and … Continue reading

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Philip K Dick, again


This morning, I was certain that chrome on my PC had been infected by a virus; after a bit of digging, I realised that Google had done their usual: we’ve decided to change the interface and we’re sure you’ll like it but … Continue reading

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Isn’t quite what we’re looking for


Your story isn’t quite what we’re looking for right now. Seen that before? Perhaps, if you’re a writer trying to sell your stuff. It’s an ever present reminder that the editor / publisher takes a gamble each time a new … Continue reading

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