2018: Report

Was this year a year of fireworks or going round in circles? What was 2018 like for me? Sure, I know there are a few days left, but what's really going to change? In 2018, I wanted to: Read 30 books. Grade: A+  I did this, which was fairly remarkable given the year I had. …

Black Mirror – pointless episode ranking

I'm not behind the times, but I actively resist watching 'the latest must see' TV shows when they come out. My first (reluctant) episode of GoT was only last year, 2017. I didn't finish the first season, likewise Breaking Bad, where I got to the second season but didn't get any further. The Leftovers, I …

Blade Runner 2049

There is a massive Easter egg right at the start of Blade Runner 2049. Almost all reviewers and casual watchers have missed it so far. I only noticed it as I happened to watch a 'making of' Blade Runner last week (filmed for the Final Cut version of the DVD). It told the highly turbulent …

Infernal Clock

The Infernal Clock is an anthology conceived by David Shakes. It was delivered through much hard work by Steph Ellis (I know how that feels after the 3.5 FlashDogs Anthologies). It has beautiful artwork from Tam Rogers and internal design from Emily June Street. It takes the clock as the theme and 24 different tales …

Review: And was Jerusalem builded here, among these dark Satanic Mills?

Jerusalem is novel by Alan Moore. I am aware of his work. He is responsible for some seminal graphic novels (Watchmen, V for Vendetta etc). I haven’t read any of them, so I went into this with nothing more than a very interesting blurb which seemed to have some similar themes to my debut novel, …