SF

Sep 052017
 
BOOK REVIEW: Garro by James Swallow

GARRO by James Swallow Published by Black Library, HB, £20, OUT NOW A unique release amongst the Horus Heresy book series, GARRO by James Swallow is a re-edited collection of all the audio dramas and short fictions featuring Nathaniel Garro, former captain of the Death Guard Legion, and Agentia Primus of Malcador the Sigilite. Labelled […]

Sep 022015
 
"A little bit exhausting": A. L. Kennedy on writing Doctor Who at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

A darling of the Scottish literary scene whose best-known work concerns alcoholism and doomed love affairs, A. L. Kennedy might not appear the most likely candidate to pen BBC Books’ latest Doctor Who novel, The Drosten’s Curse.  But as Kennedy herself said during a wryly humorous talk at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, it simply […]

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.  […]

Aug 172015
 
"I'm a servant of the book": David Mitchell at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

David Mitchell admitted to wanting to build “my own Middle Earth” while discussing the shared universe he’s created for his novels on Saturday night at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  The event had the cautious title of Transports of Fictional Delight, which sounds like a tortured attempt to circumlocute science fictional implications, but as Mitchell himself […]

Aug 052015
 
The first ever Geekzine podcast: Q&A with author Andrew Jamieson

Welcome one and all to the inaugural Geekzine podcast!  It’s something we’ve been trying to plan for a while, and now things have finally come together (albeit in a definitely low-tech way) we’re kicking it off with an interview with Edinburgh-based author (and Geekzine editor) Andrew Jamieson, who’s just published his second novel, Children of […]