• Interview: Jonathan Oliver, editor-in-chief, Solaris Books

    Jonathan Oliver is one of the UK’s top genre editors. He is also a novelist, short story author and creator of shared-worlds. Recently I interviewed him by email. - Gary Dalkin: "You are editor-in-chief of three imprints – Solaris, Ravenstone and Abaddon Books – all published by Rebellion Publishing Ltd. What is your background and how did you end up in your current position? Perhaps for readers who are not familiar with Rebellion you could outline the idea behind each of ...

  • Book Review: The Kings of Eternity, Eric Brown

    The Kings of Eternity is a novel with one foot happily in the mainstream and one in genre. As such it is a book which may baffle those who don’t ‘get it’; a novel written unapologetically for those of us who have grown-up with genre fiction but who also read and appreciate writing sometimes classified as ‘literary fiction'. Not that such a distinction holds much water, is rather a false dichotomy; genre being delineated by content, 'literary fiction' being assumed by some as involving ...

  • Interview: Robert Holdstock

    This interview was originally conducted for Robert Holdstock’s own website to coincide with the publication of Celtika in 2000. I had intended to publish it on my site in this slightly revised version for a while. Now hearing the terrible news of Robert’s death (29 November 2009) I have decided to put this short interview online as a tribute to one of the very finest fantasy writers the UK has ever produced. Rob Holdstock was simply one of the best. RIP. Gary Dalkin – 30 November 2009 Above is the cover of the British Science Fiction Association Special Edition publication Into The Woods: Robert Holdstock Remembered, published in tribute to…