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Reality Check: John dies at the End of the Quest for the Game Child

Reality Check: John dies at the End of the Quest for the Game Child Alex Fitch talks to director Don Coscarelli about his new film John Dies at the End, a slacker-apocalypse comedy with guest appearances by Paul Giamatti, Doug Jones and Clancy Brown. Also, in a Q and A recorded ate last year’s SCI-FI-LONDON, […]

Book List: Family Reading

Book List: Family Reading In an hour long show looking at titles aimed at different ages of young readers, Alex Fitch talks to three female authors about their work. Graphic designer Lotta Nieminen talks about her first picture book, Walk This World, which depicts various cities and locations around the world, in a highly stylised […]

Reality Check: Lawrence Miles

Reality Check: Lawrence Miles Andrew Hickey talks to Lawrence Miles about his work, including Doctor Who novels Christmas on a Rational Planet and Alien Bodies, plus his Faction Paradox series. Andrew and Lawrence also discuss the latter’s unrealised plans for the nature of ‘The Enemy’ in the BBC Books Time War, the vaguaries of cover […]

Book List: Novelizing Doctor Who

Book List: Novelizing Doctor Who In an hour long show looking at the long tradition of Doctor Who novelizations and original novels, Alex Fitch talks to five novelists who have written books and monologues based on all eras of the show: Jenny Colgan, Paul Cornell, Tommy Donbavand, Marc Platt, and script editor (1970-1974) Terrance Dicks. […]

Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels

Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel […]

Reality Check: Vanishing Brightness

Reality Check: Vanishing Brightness To coincide with this weekend’s Oktoberfest, we have a pair of QandAs from the Spring SCI-FI-LONDON festival, in which Alex Fitch talks to the directors of a couple of the more cerebral SF films that screened at the Stratford Picturehouse. Kristina Buozyte discusses her erotic techno thriller Vanishing Waves in which […]

Book List: Alternate Histories

Book List: Alternate Histories Alex Fitch looks at the science-fiction sub genre of Alternate History, talking to three novelists about their works that imagines the past and near future if historical events had taken a different path. Charles Stross discusses his parallel worlds series “Merchant Princes” which depicts travel between various 21st Centuries where Europe […]

Reality Check: Robbie Morrison – Taking Dante DrownTown

Reality Check: Robbie Morrison – Taking Dante DrownTown In advance of his appearance at Edinburgh BookFest, Alex Fitch talks to Robbie Morrison about his career in comics so far, from his fifteen year tenure as the writer of Nikolai Dante in 2000AD, working with artists such as Simon Fraser and John Burns, to his new […]

Panel Borders: Parasites, stem cells and microbes!

Panel Borders: Parasites, stem cells and microbes! Continuing our series of shows looking at depictions of illness and medicine in sequential art, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Edward Ross and Sci-Fi novelist Ken MacLeod about their comic Hope Beyond Hype, an educational title about “stem cell therapies from lab bench to hospital bedside”, funded by […]

Reality Check: Living in Byzantium

Reality Check: Living in Byzantium In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Alex Fitch talks to producer Stephen Woolley, writer Moira Buffini and star Daniel Mays about the new British vampire movie Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan, which depicts the back story and current lives of a pair of female vampires living in modern day […]