Read about 45 again this year, not including all the dreary academic palaver related to my doctorate. Watched way, way too much film and television. I’ll stick to books here, other than to say I very much enjoyed Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk at the movies, and for television thought The Good Place, Better Call   Read More …

Categories: Reviews

Walking out of The Last Jedi, sometime past midnight, I had a moment of clarity. I was done with Star Wars. The emotional investment I’d made, kept making, through horrific prequels and then through better, though blander recent Star Wars, had been extinguished. The enduring hope each new film would live up to the sense   Read More …

Categories: Reviews

“With Britain’s mouth watering over Beijing’s investment cheques and the rest of the West dizzy from its own civil wars among political correctness, Muslims and Donald Trump, Western governments, media and liberals see the world with blurred vision. ‘Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannot hear the falconer,’ a brave pro-independence Irish   Read More …

Categories: Politics

Then there was the time Donald Trump cost me a book deal. The feedback from one of the major publishers came in via my agent. The editor praised the high quality of the prose, the East Asian noir setting, and compared my work favourably to Philip K Dick. So far, so pretty fucking good. But   Read More …

Categories: Fiction

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