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Tue, 15 August 2017 Reviewing Marvel’s The Defenders

I had a whirlwind return from Helsinki as I was scheduled to review the new eight-episode Netflix show, Marvel’s The Defenders, on Arena today.
I was able to watch the first four episodes of the new show before the radio interview with Arena host Kay Sheehy.
Fans of the four series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, [...]

Mon, 14 August 2017 Fire Walk With Me: At Home

I had wonderful welcome-home loot waiting for me after my trip to Helsinki: copies of my Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me monograph.
Even though the book had been published before I left for Finland, the event had the hazy quality of a wistful dream. This wonderful stack of beautifully-produced volumes brought it crashing through [...]

Sun, 13 August 2017 Hugo Awards at Helsinki Worldcon

A couple of days before Worldcon I was informed that their Guest of Honour Claire Wendling could not attend due to illness. I hope that Claire makes a speedy recovery and returns to full health.
I was approached by the Hugo Awards committee about stepping in for Claire, as she was due to present the Hugo [...]

Thu, 10 August 2017 Borne Review

Tonight I reviewed Borne, the latest novel by Jeff VanderMeer, for the RTÉ Radio 1 Arts show, Arena.

Thu, 03 August 2017 The Light at the Centre in Best New Horror #28

My short story ‘The Light at the Centre’ has been selected by editor Stephen Jones for his Best New Horror #28 anthology. I’m delighted!
It was first published in Uncertainties Vol. 1 by editor Brian Showers for Swan River Press (and still available for purchase).

Tue, 01 August 2017 Guest of Honour Interview with Claire Wendling

I’m honoured that I’ll be interviewing Artist Guest of Honour, Claire Wendling, at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki.
It will be taking place at noon on Friday, 11 August in Messukeskus, Room 103.
Claire is a French comic book artist, illustrator, and video games concept designer, who started her career by winning the prestigious “Alph-Art avenir” (“future”/young talent) [...]

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