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September 17, 2014

A couple of days back, Alfie Deyes had a book signing. 8,000 happy readers turned up. The event was so big that it had to be held at London’s biggest conference centre. Alfie just had his 21st birthday. He is not a singer. His book is pointless (it’s called ‘A Pointless Book’). He has a […]
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Published on September 17, 2014 23:18 • 6 views
There was a time when I used to go to dinners and listen to elderly writers holding court. Now, there’s a time for respecting lifetimes of experience and wisdom, but these events weren’t like that. They mostly consisted of listening […]
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Published on September 17, 2014 21:50 • 2 views
Lasers. Remember them? ‘No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!’ They were bright orange pencil beams and hummed as they melted their way through steel plate, heading towards your pants. But it turns out they had another use, for fine-cutting incredibly delicate shapes. This kit from D-Torso is fiddly for people with big fingers […]
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Published on September 17, 2014 21:46

September 16, 2014

By the pricking of my thumbs, something evil this way comes… If you cast your orbs to the right of the site’s homepage you’ll find a link to an extract of my foreboding-filled haunted house thriller, ‘Nyctophobia’, out from the lovely […]
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Published on September 16, 2014 23:38 • 1 view

September 15, 2014

Publishing PRs can be a bit of a punchline; there are plenty of jokes about posh girls called Daisy or Emma looking to fill the time between finishing school and marriage to a trustafarian, but in reality a good PR is worth her weight in diamonds (they’re usually women, although I know a few male […]
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Published on September 15, 2014 22:56

September 14, 2014

I met production designer Anton Furst on the set of Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’. He explained to me his vision for Gotham City. It would have been built upon so many times that the oldest, most classical parts would be in darkness, while the private penthouses would reach the sun at the top. The more he […]
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Published on September 14, 2014 19:39
Presupposing you’ve not been there, of course. As a first-timer, these are some of the things that particularly surprised me. A quarter of Japan lives in Tokyo. Of what we used to call the Big Four (London, New York, Paris and Tokyo, although we should probably revise that list to include at least two SE […]
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Published on September 14, 2014 10:04 • 1 view

September 12, 2014

One of the first people to be kind to me in the weird nest-of-vipers atmosphere of British Fantasy Society meetings was Graham Joyce, the most unlikely author I’ve ever met. Unlikely because he was the son of a Yorkshire miner, because he seemed like a two-fisted, red-blooded kind of guy who stuck out in the […]
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Published on September 12, 2014 16:49 • 10 views

September 11, 2014

I suppose they used to be called proof readers, and their role is subtly different from that undertaken by the main book editor. Once the manuscript reaches them, the main themes have been addressed (in my experience there’s very little editorial interference, more a matter of advice) so they can concentrate on the flow of […]
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Published on September 11, 2014 06:21 • 2 views
I finally caught up with this on the big (B-I-I-I-I-G) screen in a deserted Toho Cinema on a thunderously rainy night in Tokyo, the perfect place to watch the big guy kick off against the world. Or rather, not against the world buy against two more monsters; Godzilla’s WWF smackdown unfortunately turns the film into […]
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Published on September 11, 2014 05:59 • 2 views

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