Reviews and other non-fiction

I’ve been writing reviews and articles for quite a long time. At the moment, most of this sort of writing ends up on my blog but I sometimes write articles ad reviews for other people. My recent review is from 2012, so it’s been a while.

My most recent reviews

The Fractal Prince (related blogpost)

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (related blog post)

 Neonomicon by Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows and others (related blog post)

Redlaw by James Lovegrove (related blog post)

Off the Grid by Dan Kolbert (related blog post)

Supergods by Grant Morrison (related blog post)

Super Sad True Love Story (related blog post)

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (related blog post)

The Noise Within by Ian Whates (related blog post)

Shine: An Anthology of Near Future Optimistic SF (related blog post)

Older reviews

All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely 

And Your Point Is? Scorn & Meaning in Jeff Lint’s Fiction by Steve Aylett

The Book of Dave by Will Self

The Baroque Trilogy by Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of the World.

Chasm City by Alistair Reynods

City of Saints & Madmen by Jeff Vandermeer

The Colour Out of Time by Michael Shea

The Day of the Triffids and its official sequel The Night of the Triffids

The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

The Emperor of Dreams by Clark Ashton Smith

The Essential Fantastic Four vols 1-3

The Essential Howard the Duck

Firing the Cathedral by Michael Moorcock

An HP Lovecraft Encyclopedia by ST Joshi

Jonathon Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Kid Eternity by Grant Morrison and Duncan Fregredo

Lint by Steve Aylett

Lurulu by Jack Vance

The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley

Postsingular by Rudy Rucker

The Space Merchants by Frederick Pohl & Cyril Kornbluth

Toxicology by Steve Aylett

Alan Moore

I have a particular affection for the work of Alan Moore. I wrote a reasonably complete profile of him here, and have reviewed the following:

The DC Universe: Stories of Alan Moore

From Hell

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Vol 2

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier



I’ve done a handful of interviews over the years, too. It’s not my natural environment – I’m a ranting misanthrope by inclination – but I think I’ve made a decent fist of it. I’m particularly pleased with my interviews of Moorcock and Kim Newman.

Michael Moorcock

Kim Newman

Kazuaki Kiriya (with Richard Bowden)

M John Harrison

Author profiles

I’ve also written a few longer pieces on specific authors: Alan Moore, as mentioned above, Bruce Sterling and Jack Vance.

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