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Nexus Book Group #6: Automated Alice – Jeff Noon

May 29, 2012


I’m dipping back in time slightly to cover the April and May meetings of the Nexus Book Group this week in anticipation of their reading of Best Manchester Poets on Tuesday evening. April’s meeting saw a sidestep away to a enchanting modern day ‘trequel’ to Alice in Wonderland. Trying to retrieve her Great Aunt’s parrot […]

Waterstones and Amazon – The Digital Question

May 21, 2012


The news that Waterstones has got into bed with Amazon to sell its Kindle e-reader and e-books in stores has sent some quarters of the publishing world away quivering. But supping with the devil may have its advantages as The Fiction Stroker investigates.. Many people were interested when Waterstones announced today that they had partnered […]

The Fix – LIVE!

May 18, 2012


This week, the Up in the Gods theatre company has brought the history of psychosis to life in the Lass O’Gowrie. Three extraordinary men, from three different time periods interact and overlap with each other in a dark tale of unlikely friendship. Victorian schizophrenic Richard, shell-shocked WWI soldier Dicky and young homosexual American Rick from […]

Ctrl Alt Delete – Dave Lewis

May 16, 2012


Ctrl Alt Delete is the first full-length novel from Dave Lewis. A modern day morality story about the dangers of the internet and the various perversions and trappings that it entails, it focuses on a group of apparent strangers who are more interlinked that it would first appear, and appearances are very deceptive with an […]

Comic Club: The New 52 Second Wave – Dial H, G.I. Combat and Earth 2

May 6, 2012


Dial H #1: When two friends have an argument that results in one of them getting beaten up, the other stumbles into a innocuous telephone kiosk. Accidentally dialling ‘hero’, he gains the ability to turn into a number of superheroes, each with unique powers. Returning after a near decade absence, Dial H is a runaway success. The story […]