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News: Ex Machina concept artwork to be released in a new book

If I'm not reading genre fiction then I am more than likely watching a genre movie. When this interesting titbit of news popped into my mailbox I felt compelled to share. Ex Machina is a wonderful, transcendent piece of cinema and this book sounds equally wonderful.  Jock's 'Ex Machina' concept work to be released as 'Ava Evolved' The creative process behind the break-out science fiction hit movie of 2015, Ex Machina, is to be opened up in a very special book this August. Alex Garland’s directorial Read more [...]

Testimony by Mark Chadbourn

Strange faces appear on the floor of a house in a remote village in southern Spain. A ghost plane rises from the depths of Ladybower Reservoir on the Derbyshire Moors. The mummified hand of an English martyr is used to raise a Benedictine monk from a coma on the edge of death. Odd stories. Perhaps unbelievable stories. Yet all of them were reported in British newspapers in the first half of 1995. They are just a tiny drop in the tidal wave of weirdness that sweeps over us every day of the year, Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page Review of 2013

Gosh, has it really already been twelve months since we all survived the Mayan apocalypse? It's amazing how quickly we all forgot about that isn't it? All those giant beasties, strange lights in the sky and everything. Crazy times, eh? Never mind, I'm sure there will another rapture-like event arriving imminently. While we're waiting, why not pull up a chair and we can talk a bit about some of the top genre books that have arrived in the last year. I've decided, as I've done in the past, to hold Read more [...]

Adventures With the Wife in Space by Neil Perryman

Something a bit different today from The Eloquent Page. A bit of non-fiction with its own unique sci-fi slant. Neil loves Sue. He also loves Doctor Who. But can he bring his two great loves together? And does he have the right? In January 2011, Neil Perryman set out on an insane quest to make his wife Sue watch every episode of the classic series of Doctor Who from the very beginning. Even the ones that didn't exist any more. And so, over the next two and half years, Sue gamely watched Read more [...]

Osprey Adventures – Books One and Two

Sometimes it’s nice to be able to take a break from my regular reading schedule. I stick almost exclusively to genre fiction, but I also like to be able to mix things up from time to time. When the following couple of books popped through my letterbox I realized I could have my cake and eat it. It's time to take a look at some myths and legends, and learn the fact behind the fiction. Jason and the Argonauts by Neil Smith The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Read more [...]

Interview – Alasdair Stuart and The Pseudopod Tapes

‘Not the end of the world, just the end of the year’ Alasdair Stuart, one of the UK’s most knowledgeable and passionate genre journalists has finally decided to do a book. And not just any book, he’s not just offering up his in depth genre gems for your delectation, it’s better than that. In the Pseudopod Tapes, Alasdair gathers a years worth of outro’s from one of the worlds leading horror podcasts and collects them all together for you in this volume. Stuart hosts Pseudopod with Read more [...]