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Strange Weather by Joe Hill (book review).

November 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Strange Weather by Joe Hill (book review).

In ‘Snapshot’, the first novella in this ‘Strange Weather’ collection, Mike is a fat thirteen year-old kid with brains. He’s making a fancy toy gun in his workshop when Shelly Beukes turns up, shoeless, disorientated and confused. Shelly is getting old now but she used to be Mike’s child minder and practically raised him. A […]

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Full Throttle by Joe Hill (book review).

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Full Throttle by Joe Hill (book review).

The collection ‘Full Throttle’ opens with an introduction in which the author chats about his childhood, his famous father Stephen King and the tons of crap Joe Hill wrote before he learned to do it properly. For no matter whose blood runs in your veins, you have to write a lot to learn to write. […]

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The Fireman by Joe Hill (book review).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Fireman by Joe Hill (book review).

‘The Fireman’ might ring some bells for a few of you and, if in doubt, you can see that Joe Hill has wholeheartedly dedicated this book to its predecessors Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and the 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut. There are plenty of other references to post-apocalyptic novels to savour or spit out […]

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It’s a great big scifi and fantasy circus at Piccadilly!

June 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
It’s a great big scifi and fantasy circus at Piccadilly!

Gollancz and Waterstones London Piccadilly are hosting a genre fiction festival with participation from Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen Hunt, Joanne M. Harris, Joe Hill and many other bestselling genre writers. Midway between genre-fiction convention Nine Worlds GeekFest (Heathrow, 8-9th August 2014) and The 72nd World Science-Fiction Convention (Loncon 3, ExCel London Docklands, 14-18th August 2014), Gollancz […]

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NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

July 7, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

‘NOS 4R2’ geddit, Nosferatu…but on a car registration plate. Don’t worry though, this book isn’t written in car regs nor text speak. It’s just a little play on words to lure you into a false sense of security before the real show begins. A common theme in Joe Hill’s third novel. What it actually refers […]

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