Kids and Teens

Aug 292015
"Kurt Vonnegut is my spirit animal": Andrew Smith at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

When the New York Times described Andrew Smith’s work as “mad science and vomit turned into art”, it was meant as a compliment.  The Californian author’s penchant for crazed science fiction, dark humour and searing insights into the human condition have resulted in nine (soon to be ten) books of stunningly inventive young adult fiction.  […]

Feb 032015
FILM REVIEW: Disney's Big Hero 6 (PG)

Big Hero 6   Directed by Don Hall & Chris Williams  Written by Jordan Roberts, Dan Gerson & Robert L. Baird Running time: 98 minutes approx.    How do you follow a film like Frozen, one of the most successful films of all time, and certainly the most successful animated feature film of all time? A […]

Jan 092015
BOOK REVIEW: The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley

The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley Published by Bloomsbury, hardback, £10.99 The release of a new Chris Priestley book is a joyous occasion. The release of a Chris Priestley book at Christmas is even better. His track record for this wintry season is excellent. 2011’s The Dead of Winter is, was and remains […]

Nov 172014
GEEKZINE Q&A: Gill Arbuthnott - November 2014

Local author Gill Arbuthnott appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer with her latest book, Beneath, a supernatural thriller set in 16th century Scotland. She took time out from her hectic schedule to answer Geekzine UK editor Andrew Jamieson’s questions: Andrew Jamieson: How did your latest book, Beneath, come about? Is it a […]

Sep 162014
GEEKZINE Q&A: Curtis Jobling, author of 'Haunt: Dead Scared'

Curtis Jobling is a man of many talents, some of them more obvious than others. Aside from his impressive sideburns, he is a multi-talented artist. Starting out as an animator, he rose to prominence due to his character designs for Bob The Builder. He began to branch out into other animation (Curious Cow for Nickleodeon) […]

Sep 032014
REVIEW: Haunt: Dead Scared by Curtis Jobling

Haunt: Dead Scared by Curtis Jobling Published by Simon & Schuster, Paperback, £6.99 – OUT NOW Author Curtis Jobling returns after six fantastic Wereworld books with a significantly different set of thrills. Set in a senior school (based on the author’s own school) in the north west English town of Warrington, the story opens with […]