It’s no secret that I am an avid Science Fiction reader, or that I really admire Margaret Atwood.  But she’s not by any means the only important woman writing in the field – SF is as much for, and by, …

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Today, in 1795, the Romantic poet John Keats was born.  I seem to be writing a LOT about writers who died young at the moment.  We regularly talk about early deaths being ‘tragic’, but I think that in the case …

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A birthday girl AND a birthday boy today.  On the one hand, we have a special birthday, and on the other hand we have an even more special author: decisions, decisions … The special occasion is for Anne Rice, who …

Literary Anniversaries: 04 October Read more »

Regular readers will know that I spend much of my reading life time-travelling between the 16th and 26th Centuries … Renaissance Literature (OK, Shakespeare) and Science Fiction are my refuges, safe havens, the places I like to go when I want …

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One blog post was never going to be enough to write about today’s two birthday boys – not least that one of them is celebrating his 150th birthday  in 2016! ‘Remember that hope is a good thing, maybe the best …

Literary Anniversaries: 21 September Read more »

Calling all lovers of The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, etc. etc.  Anyone who likes dystopian literature, or the struggles of the one against the many, against the State.  Here I go again, getting HIGHLY excited about a radio dramatisation that …

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