So long Shoreline, and thanks for all the fish!

Just the other week, Noel Chidwick and Mark Toner, the co-founders of Shoreline of Infinity, an SF magazine which is run from Edinburgh, announced that they’d be “stepping off the Shoreline of Infinity Spaceship” so that they could spend more time on their own creative projects and with their families. After the announcement, there was …

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What is horror? A few thoughts from someone new to reading horror.

Although there are many articles that answer the question, ‘What is horror?’ (this post by Brian J. Showers is particularly insightful), I thought I’d add my thoughts to the mix since it wasn’t all that long ago I was saying I didn’t like horror. So what made me change my mind? Being a highly sensitive …

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When will things return to normal? (Some reflections from a person prone to OCD.)

Obviously, I never wanted my first blog post of the year to be about a pandemic. But here we are, in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak, and here we could be for quite some time. I keep returning to the question, When will things return to normal? Since the start of winter last year, …

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FantasyCon, kindness, and some writing revelations

Sometimes I wonder what the SFF book world must look like to those outside it. To those not enamoured with dragons, fairies, spaceships or extraterrestrials, it probably looks rather strange. Geeky? Most likely. And given the number of altercations in recent years with regards to voting for awards, award renamings and the like, I can’t …

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