Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Shadow Over Innsmouth - The Musical

Check out this video of a musical version of H.P Lovecraft's classic story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", set to a song composed by The H.P Lovecraft Historical Society.

And if you liked that, chances are you'll appreciate this too.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

A giant spoiler


Sunday, February 22, 2009

I space, no-one can hear you scream...

How long could you survive in the vacuum of space?

How about you?

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What does an insane alien megalomaniac do in his spare time?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meet the artist!

Tony Hough (artist on book Knights of Doom and Bloodbones) is holding an exhibition of his work called FRAGMENTS - The Art of Tony Hough at The Gateway Gallery, The Hat Factory Arts Centre in Luton, from Wednesday 18 February until Thursday 26 February.

This is a rare opportunity to see the dark fantasy art of a legendary Fighting Fantasy and Games Workshop artist. To find out more, click on the link above.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Mileage from monsters

The reviews of Human Nature are starting to come in now. Following on from the one that appeared in Death Ray magazine, there's one in this month's SFX magazine and on Graeme's Fantasy Book Review.

I particularly like the line in the SFX review which says, 'As usual, author Jonathan Green gets mileage out of his monsters, with big action set-pieces that read like Things We'd Like to See in a rip-roaring summer movie if the creature effects were good enough.'

If you'd like to read the whole review for yourself, you need to pick up a copy of the March 2009 edition.

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In local news...

Here's a review of the Doctor Who Day I took part in at Ealing Library back in November. It appeared in a local magazine in January. Not entirely accurate but good enough. ;-)

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Snowed under, and snowed in

Here in London we've had the most snow seen in 18 years! Yay! Local schools and businesses have closed and everyone's been to the park! Yay! And there's more of the same to come tomorrow! Ya - ahem! If you'll excuse me, it is most definitely NOT 'Yay!'

For most people, an enforced day off can only be a good thing, and I can empathise with that. The trouble is, that working from home, being snowed in makes no difference to me, or at least it shouldn't. I cherish the four days a week I get to write and a Monday should be one of them. Except that today, of course, my daughter's nursery was closed, my son's school was closed and my wife was sent home from work. So bang goes my day too!

Now, you might think that's not such a bad thing, except that having always had to put my writing aside for other things for the last fifteen years or so, now that it is officially my full-time job, I'm relishing spending my days, just making stuff up. On top of that, I've taken on a variety of projects which all need to be finished asap. One was due in last week, another the end of this month, and two more the month after that. I have had to plan my work schedule down to the last day.

Now the upside of this is that I make the most of every day I have to write. The down side - as today has so ably demonstrated - is that it doesn't allow for any forced days off. So, while you're relaxing at home again tomorrow, enjoying the second day of your second weekend in a row, think of me, the struggling writer, struggling to balance the demands of small children with the demands of deadlines, and struggling to get everything done.


More news from Abaddon

More news from Abaddon Books regarding the first releases from Rebellion's publishing imprint for 2009. Two Pax Britannia novels get a mention, Human Nature (which is out now) and Evolution Expects (due in May). Read all about it here.

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