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Aug 132015


Saturday 15th August sees the start of this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest public celebration of the written word.  Although the programme’s a little light on geek-friendly works and authors this year, your humble Geekzine will endeavour to bring you reports and reviews of some of the best that the festival has to offer, including David Mitchell, Tim Clare, A.L. Kennedy and Emily St John Mandel.

Stay tuned for updates over the next couple of weeks, and if you’re planning to attend the festival, let us know which authors you’re most looking forward to seeing this year!

Jan 232015
FILM REVIEW: A Most Violent Year (15)

A Most Violent Year Written & directed by J.C. Chandor Rating: 15 Running time: 125 mins Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks and Alessandro Nivola.   Set against the back drop of New York City’s historically most violent year (1981), this is director J.C. Chandor’s third feature, after last year’s Oscar-nominated Robert […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 282014
FEATURE: Where's Lando? (And other Episode VII musings)

Where’s Lando? (And other Episode VII musings) by Andrew Jamieson, Geekzine UK’s Editor-in-chief It is the question I have asked more than any other (with regard to Star Wars, of course; usually the most asked question of the day is “what’s for dinner?”) since that cast photo was released at the end of April. Straight […]