Fri, 11 September 2015 We Are The Martians

I’m delighted to be part of the non-fiction anthology, We Are The Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, which is edited by Neil Snowdon and published by Spectral Press.

The full table of contents has been announced:

  • Foreword by Mark Gatiss
  • Introduction by Neil Snowdon
  • THE KING OF HAUNTOLOGY by Mark Chadbourn
  • THE LITERARY KNEALE by Tim Lucas
  • THE QUATERMASS CONCEPTION by Stephen R. Bissette
  • A CONVERSATION WITH JUDITH KERR by Neil Snowdon
  • THE QUATERMASS LEGACY: A Personal Reflection on Kneale and his influence by David Pirie
  • CREEPING UNKNOWN PART 1: Wuthering Heights, ‘The Crunch’, and 1984 by Kim Newman
  • PHENOMENA BADLY OBSERVED AND WRONGLY EXPLAINED: Quatermass, The Pit, and Me by John Llewellyn Probert
  • UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Kneale’s Dramatic Legacy by Maura McHugh
  • A CONVERSATION WITH JOE DANTE by Neil Snowdon
  • BRIEF ENCOUNTER by Stephen Laws
  • ADAPTATION AND ANGER, OR THE NIGEL KNEALE-JOHN OSBOURNE SYNTHESIS by Richard Harland Smith
  • THE PROMISED END: Nigel Kneale’s Lost Masterpiece From 1963, The Road by Jonathan Rigby
  • A CONVERSATION WITH MARK GATISS by Neil Snowdon
  • ‘COOL THE AUDIENCE, COOL THE WORLD’: Media, Mind Control, and the Modern Family in Nigel Kneale’s The Year Of The Sex Olympics by Kier-La Janisse
  • PUSHING THE DOOR HE UNLOCKED: Ghostwatch and The Stone Tape by Stephen Volk
  • BEASTS: An Overview by Mark Morris
  • ‘IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUCKLED, YOU KNOW’ Beasts and Baby, an appreciation by Jeremy Dyson
  • QUATERMASS: Resurrection And Rebirth by Jez Winship
  • THE QUATERMASS CONCLUSION: An interview with Nigel Kneale by David Sutton
  • CREEPING UNKNOWN PART 2: Kinvig by Kim Newman
  • IN PURSUIT OF UNHAPPY ENDINGS: Chris Burt & Herbert Wise on The Woman In Black by Tony Earnshaw
  • WHERE’S KNEALE WHEN YOU NEED HIM? by Thana Niveau
  • CREEPING UNKNOWN PART 3: Sharpe’s Gold and Kavanagh QC – Ancient History
  • ON WISHING FOR A NIGEL KNEALE CHILDHOOD by Lynda E. Rucker
  • UNPUBLISHED SCREENPLAY: ‘THE BIG, BIG GIGGLE’ with introductory note by Nigel Kneale

Nigel Kneale was a vastly-talented British screenwriter, and it was a pleasure to re-acquaint myself with his array of wonderful teleplays and films in preparation for my contribution to this overview of his body of work.

There are only twenty-five copies of the hardback edition of the book available for pre-order now, so put yourself down for a copy if you are a serious fan of Kneale’s work. There are other editions to the volume you can purchase if you are too late for the hardback.

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