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John Carnell – Weird Shadows From Beyond

Posted by demonik on June 22, 2009

John Carnell – Weird Shadows From Beyond (Corgi, 1965)

Josh Kirby

Josh Kirby

John Carnell – Introduction

Mervyn Peake – Danse Macabre
John Kippax – Blood Offering
Mervyn Peake – Same Time, Same Place
Michael Moorcock – Master Of Chaos
William Tenn – Wednesday’s Child
Robert Presslie – Dial ‘O’ For Operator
Brian W Aldiss – The Flowers Of The Forest
E.C Tubb – Fresh Guy
Eric Williams – The Garden Of Paris
Theodore Sturgeon – The Graveyard Reader

blurb

Ten Nightmares

A freshly turned grave with one mourner filled with hate; a telephone kiosk at night with something outside trying to get in; a ghoul playing knucklebones on a tombstone, a bodiless evening dress suit dancing in a moonlight glade; an iron shark tooth; a witch and a were-leopard ….

These are but a few of the ingredients of this nightmarish collection of weird stories.

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Bob Fischer – Wiffle Level To Full

Posted by demonik on April 4, 2009

Bob Fischer – Wiffle Level To Full: Daleks, Death Stars & Dreamy-Eyed Nostalgia at the Strangest Sci-Fi Conventions (Hodder paperback,  30th April 2009 £8.99)


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Cover illustration: Joey Hi-Fi

Press Release

Publication coincides with the long-awaited return of cult comedy Red Dwarf for a 2-part Easter weekend special, 21 years after its initial launch.

When Bob, a sci-fi obsessed child of the 1970s and 1980s, discovered a Doctor Who convention taking place five miles from his front door, he couldn’t resist buying a ticket. Thus sparked a (mildly obsessive) marathon twelve-month journey around the country’s biggest and wackiest sci-fi and cult TV conventions.

`Behold the Sponge of Doom’

As Bob freewheels his way from Red Dwarf to Doctor Who, Discworld to Star Wars, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to Robin of Sherwood, he discusses the rules of ‘smeg’ with Craig Charles, is brought to his knees in Cardiff City Centre by Imperial Stormtroopers, Joins Douglas Adams devotees hell-bent on destroying Blake’s 7 fanatics with water-pistols, and unearths all kinds of hilarious childhood nostalgia.

‘Peter Davison is currently at the Chiswick Roundabout’

Part fun travelogue, part field report, part charming misty-eyed childhood memoir. it’s compulsive reading — even for those who don’t harbour an inner nerd …

Bob Fischer is a lifelong science fiction and Fantasy fan who has previously enjoyed careers as a record shop owner, a solo singer-songwriter and a short-lived Elvis impersonator (one gig). He now works as a radio presenter for BBC Tees, a job that has led him to spill tea over Jack Charlton’s antique fireplace and sing on a UK Top 10 hit single (Bunsen Burner by John Otway, No 9 in October 2002). Bob has also won a prestigious Sony Radio Award. He lives near Middlesbrough with a girlfriend who thinks old-school Doctor Who is ‘rubbish’, and a dog that doesn’t mind the Jon Pertwee era, but if pressed would admit to preferring Blake’s 7.

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Pantechnicon #6

Posted by demonik on March 13, 2008

Pantechnicon Issue Six is now available.

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Contents:

STORIES

The Interpreter
Centuries after a toxic atmosphere has confined Humanity to Earth, something wants to leave the planet.
To do that, it’ll need the help of an Interpreter – one of the professionals who use the Rosetta drug to facilitate diplomacy.
Together, they’ll change the world completely.
Luke Tudge

The Dopple Gang Show – Part One
Jacob Rieser’s not going to get an insurance payout for the destruction of his flat. Apparently the Loss Adjuster doesn’t believe his tale of parallell worlds, gorillas in armour, and a doppleganger who tried to kill him.
The first part in a new ongoing series.
Colin Sinclair

Blakenship & Dawes in: The Island of Ignominy!
Following the sinking of an ocean liner bound for South Afrika, Avery Dawes and James Blakenship find themselves stranded on an idyllic island.
Admittedly the island is dominated by an active volcano, the natives are mechanised spider-bodies with human heads, and the fellows in question are armed with naught but their wits and, well, their wits, but an English Gentleman must keep a stiff upper lip about him at all times.
Jens Rushing

Innocent
Josephine is a harlot. A whore of Babylon, put on this Earth to tempt men and women alike. Her sensuality is unavoidable, undeniable.
Her mother knows this. Tempted by her own daughter, unable to bear it any longer, she struggles through life torn between what she should feel and what she does feel.
Josephine is four years old.
Victoria Snelling

The Resetting Sun
Allison’s Father has created the most advanced artificial life-form yet. Designed from the ground-up to be the most advanced weapon available to the military, he’s indistinguishable from a human being to the casual eye.
And he’s fallen in love with Allison.
Quentin Mark Pierson

Split
Set in the same universe as Krill (Issue Four), Split sees Jupiter yet again under examination – this time by husband and wife team Ashley Havers and Sindra Vandrewala.
David Brookes

FEATURES

The Ghost School Trilogy
Tony Lee takes a look at this collection of Korean horror films.

Deeply Disturbing:
An Interview with the Grand Master of Horror, Ramsey Campbell

Seriously. Do you need any more than that?

COLUMNS

Guest Column: Stephen Volk
Screenwriter Stephen Volk takes a look at the rebirth of Hammer, and asks whether it’s really a good idea to go digging around in cinema’s graveyard.

The Fandom Menace
When you wish upon a star

Why? Why demand your favourite franchise returns, only to rip it to shreds? Curse you, fandom!

DVD has killed my inner child
Documentaries on DVDs that tell you all about how the effects were done. Blessing, or curse? Discuss.

Trudi Topham

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