• Who Ranges The Power Rangers?

    It’s been a long time since I’ve watched anything Power Rangers (but perhaps not as long as some people.) As a child, I watched the first incarnation of the show because […]

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  • Putting Your Dick In Crazy – Tom Hardy’s Taboo

    Saturday evening on the BBC: I think the polite term here is “fluffy,” full of appointment-viewing that you’re not exactly heart-broken to miss. (Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing are […]

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  • Bullet Buffet – Free Fire

    Director Ben Wheatley brought his latest film Free Fire to the ADIFF last week (the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, if you’re not into your abbreviations.) The film has already been seen […]

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  • Holy Lego Bricks, Batman

    Everyone has their own favourite take on the Batman character (and they will talk a lot about why their favourite is the ‘right’ one, ignoring every other Batman presented before […]

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  • We Are Legi(x)n

    I’m now two whole episodes into Legion on FX and I’m sure I’m not the only person to come to something of a revelation: this may be the most X-Men thing to ever X-Men. […]

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  • Up Up Down Down – As Above, So Below

    In some alternate universe, I still write regular movie and video-game reviews, running my own entertainment website. In that same universe, I am now A FUCKING MEDIA MOGUL and next […]

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  • High Rise: Decadence On The 30th Floor

    Based on the book of the same name by JG Ballard, High-Rise is a project long in the making, finally brought to our screens by Ben Wheatley. This is easily the biggest […]

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  • When Thundercats Turned Us Gay

    I’ve been sitting at home watching TV far too much recently. A lot of that has been watching Countdown and 15 to 1 and other such game-shows that are somehow capable of going on for […]

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Complicated No More

It’s been a long time coming, and for a good reason. The Hades Contract was done, ready to be published last year. (It’s a sequel to my first novel Godhead.) And then I ended up in hospital and it was all a terrible mess. Being diagnosed with a brain tumour turned this into a “complicated” mess. This is my complicated second novel, and […]

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The Music Of The Gods

Music is a massive part of my creative process; always has been, always will. When I’m writing fiction, there are certain songs that put me in the mood for a certain piece or certain characters. Playlists make that process a hell of a lot easier; Spotify and similar streaming media make it easier to collect some of those songs together. […]

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Genre: The Tragedy

This is another post from ye-olden-days (ie 2013) and was written with a very specific purpose after some rather negative reviews on my first novel Godhead. It is especially appropriate after sharing this contemporary rant Talkin’ About Tolkien.) Genre: I loved it once. The word, the very concept, that delightful French-style curl on the ‘-r’ that makes it less of a word and […]

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Questions For Writers: Post-Game With Claire C Riley

In a time before BRAVE GODS was a thing, I posted some interview with fellow righters. Having deleted my old site, I wanted to keep come of the content. This interview with Claire C Riley is from back in 2013 and shortly after the publication of her first novel, Limerence. Claire has since published the sequel, the successful Odium series of books, and […]

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It’s A Jurassic World After All

No, I don’t know why they continue to keep (re)making sequels and prequels and spiritual successors to films that don’t really needs to be fiddled with. This is the rant that I was ready to go on about Jurassic World. And probably many people like me, 20-and-30-and-something-somethings: “why are you messing with the original?” Except…that’s sort of what Jurassic Park is all about, isn’t it? Messing […]

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