Month: Dec 2015

  • 2015 Not-a-Hugo for Best Cover

    Following on from my last post. If there had been a Hugo for Best Book Cover what would have won? I’ve no idea of course! I’ve no way to properly survey what covers might have got nominated in that circumstance – particularly if covers of new editions of old books were eligible. And who knows […]

  • Weapons, Nuggets, Hugos

    On my review of Guided by the Beauty of Their Weapons I gushed a bit about James Taylor’s cover art. Normally he has a post on his blog about his design process for a given cover but there wasn’t one there at the time I posted the review. Anyway, he does now have a long […]

  • 7 Beers of Christmas: 7

    Whychwood Brewery’s Hobgoblin From the Cotswolds, so that’s a bit Christmasy I suppose.

  • 7 Beers of Christmas: 6

    An American style pale ale from Western Australia.

  • More Semiprozines

    I’ll never get to look at all on the Semi-prozine directory at this rate! Certainly never going to get to look at many in depth 😦 So onto the Bs. Blackgate is apparently a Fanzine not a Semiprozine according to Matthew David Surridge who stopped by File770 for a chat. In a previous post I […]

  • 7 Beers of Christmas: 5

    Punch and Judy Ale: Wow, an Australian brewer making a lower strength tasty beer! Hoorah!

  • Poor Brad Loses His Rag

    Brad Torgersen’s failed to bully people into voting for his picks and now he is crying about it quite loudly. After George R. R. Martin offered an olive branch to Sad Puppies 4 if maybe they could tone down the insults and focus on books, Brad has responded with an acronym-filled and acrimonious response that […]

  • A Voyage Round The Kerfuffle Sea While Watching Star Wars 7

    I linked to a positive review of the new Star Wars by Brad Torgersen in my last round-up and over at File770 I was discussing John C Wright’s negative review. There seems to be a real difference of opinion on the film that divides between Sad and Rabid and I’m wondering to what extent a […]

  • 7 Beers of Christmas: 4

    Stoke Dark: New Zealand again  

  • Review: Guided by The Beauty of Their Weapons

    Book: collected essays, Hugo Category: Best Related Work Technically this is a ‘Currently Reading’ as I haven’t read the whole thing yet but as it is derived mainly from blog posts I have already written I think I can safely judge it as a whole. The book is a collection of essays from El […]