Mon, 02 February 2015 The Moon Will Look Strange – review
Since February is Women in Horror month, I’ve decided to post the full review I wrote of Lynda E. Rucker’s collection The Moon Will Look Strange (Karōshi Books, 2013). My piece was published in the Green Book journal last year.
I will note that Lynda is a friend of mine, but since my general policy is [...]
Mon, 24 February 2014 She Walks in Shadows
Within genre circles (sf/f/h) there are some debates that keep rising from the grave, like brain-lusting zombies. You chase the brutes about, slice off their heads, throw them back into the pit, and tamp the soil down hard upon their twitching limbs.
Yet, they keep digging their way out of the earth.
This is particularly tiresome if [...]
Fri, 01 February 2013 Women in Horror 2013
It’s Imblog today, the traditional start of Spring in Ireland, and it’s sunny too – a welcome break from the recent fierce squalls.
It’s also the start of Women in Horror Recognition Month, which I’ve discussed before on my blog.
Two years ago I wrote a piece for the fabulous Bad Reputation web site in which [...]
Wed, 02 March 2011 sunset over mallorca
This was yesterday’s sunset in Santa Ponsa, where the local fisherman cast their lines.
Alas, my short break has run its course. Today I head back to Ireland.
The next time I hope to come away to a place like this with more free time. I spent most of yesterday in front of my keyboard, rattling [...]
Fri, 11 February 2011 Water in Black Static 21
My flash short story, ‘Water’, is appearing in Black Static 21. Thanks to editor Andy Cox for taking the story. A shout-out is also needed for non-fiction editor Peter Tennant, who has devoted the Black Static’s Case Notes blog to the subject of women in horror for the month of February.
At the moment you can [...]
Wed, 09 February 2011 bloody women
Since February is ‘Women in Horror Month‘ I thought I’d promote an excellent programme being featured in this year’s Bird’s Eye View Film Festival in the UK, called ‘Bloody Women: From Gothic to Horror‘. It’s taking place from March 8th-17th 2011 in the BFI Southbank, ICA & Southbank Centre.
Bird’s Eye View is the UK’s first [...]
Mon, 07 February 2011 not a weekend for the ladies
Some of my regular readers might remember my tangle with SFX magazine last year over its one-off special horror edition, which barely mentioned the existence of women in its pages, and its poor response.
Things must have changed, eh?
One year on the magazine just ran its multi-media conference, the Weekender 2, an event promising to [...]
Tue, 01 February 2011 recognising women in horror
February is Women in Horror Recognition Month, an event started last year to boost the profile of women who work in all facets of the horror industry.
Check out the web site and the Facebook page for loads of blog posts and events promoting the contribution of women to horror.
To kick it off here I’d like [...]
Mon, 08 November 2010 women in horror recognition month 2011
February this year saw the inaugural Women in Horror Recognition Month, which was an initiative started by Hannah Nuerotica out of frustration because of a perceived lack of women working in the horror industry (literature, cinema, television, comics, etc.). Of course, there are a lot of women working in the industry, but there has been [...]
Sat, 27 February 2010 dear Alexandra
This blog post began as a reply to a comment made by horror writer and screenwriter, Alexandra Sokoloff, on my last blog entry, but got too long. It’s probably best if you read that first before continuing with this entry.
Back? Great. Here’s what my couple of lines morphed into:
Thank you for your [...]