Partisan

Partisan is a 2015 film directed by Ariel Kleiman, that appears not terribly well regarded and given the box-office, not seen by many, and so if I have a thought about it, it hardly matters. For those who love horror and Weird, it has much going for it. Importantly, it is confident: bold and solid, […]

Australian mouse plague

You may have seen the news about (or you may be living through) a rodent plague happening now. My children understand my wife’s murophobia when these events occur – she experienced one of these while growing up in rural NSW. Rodent plague = need for rodent poisoning = danger for rodent predators. This is a […]

Lawrence of Arabia

On this day in 1935, Lawrence of Arabia died in a motorcycle accident. Was it as straightforward as that? Read the secret history of his life and death, and of the dark forces with which he contended, in my story, Some Corner of a Dorset Field that is Forever Arabia, published in Three-lobed Burning Eye, […]

RA – RA – STORY # 25

My 25th published story, “The murder of Father Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin considered as the single men’s Olympics Luge final“, has just gone live at Sein und Werden. I first read “The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy considered as a downhill motor race” by JG Ballard around 1979 / 1980, in one of the best sf […]

I HEART LEN DEIGHTON

I love Len Deighton. SS GB was one of the first popular adult novels that I was excited to buy on first release, many centuries ago when I was in my early teens. I then proceeded to work my way through his back catalogue in the local Repository of Record, Cheso library. What would I […]

HAPPY MAY DAY, PROLESCARYET

Happy May Day, International Workers of the World. Though cowards run and traitors sneer, we’ll keep the red flag flying here. None of which is in any way a cynical marketing exercise for which includes my story ‘Blur’, and is available at The Book Depository, evil Amazon, Gumroad, and other places I am sure. PROLESCARYET […]