So, Who To Cast In My Imaginary Movie Of ‘Ancestral Machines’?
Here’s a little bit o’ devil may care speculation on which actors I like in the movie of my book. And, yknow, who can tell what’s gonna happen? http://mybookthemovie.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/michael-cobleys-ancestral-machines.html Here we are, from left to […]Read More
A Mike Cobley Reddit AMA, As I Live & Breathe!
Yes, indeedy, yr humble scribe shall be hosting an AMA (ask me anything) on the all-encompassing Reddit website/hub/core/fountofallcomment – at 5pm GMT! The actual url for this happening is – https://www.reddit.com/r/sciencefiction Although you`ll probably need […]Read More
Blogpost at the Scottish Book Trust website on the Moniack Mhor SF/Fantasy Writing Course
(An introductory essay about the writing course being tutored by Ken MacLeod and myself.) The question ‘what is science fiction?’ has remained constant ever since the cultural mainstream started taking notice of the genre back […]Read More
Welcome To The Machine
Steampunk, eh? It’s a funny old subgenre – although the roots of its modern iteration seem to take in Blaylock and Powers (by long, diversionary way of Verne and Wells), its proliferation across internet cultures […]Read More
SF Encyclopedia Online – Now I’m Here!
The SF Encyclopedia Online is a colossal project, and has been available now in kinda post-beta for a year or more. And at last yr humble scribe 😉 has his own, his very own entry […]Read More
One Man’s Middle-East Solution: Genocide
This blog isn’t generally meant to concern itself with too much politics – I tend to do a fair bit of posting on other blogs dealing with such matters. But this came to my notice […]Read More
Pining For That Ol’ Time Nostalgia!
Rambling on about the rock and metal of my formative years has prompted a hankering for knowledge, specifically info and data on some figures and characters out of the mists of mine own past. This […]Read More
The Blue Oyster Cult – A Lifelong Fascination With High Weirdness
Ah, the 70’s – they were a magical time, you know. No kidding. Between 1969 and about 1976ish, almost every month produced a seminal piece of rock wonderment, sometime more than one or two, songs […]Read More
Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ Gets UK Release Date
Yes, finally, months after its USA release, ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ will hit British cinemas on February 26th. I don’t know if its going to be full countrywide screenings but I know that its on […]Read More
Edward Woodward RIP
Sad to relate, Edward Woodward has died, aged 79. Like most of my peers (born in the 50s, like) I first encountered him in the series, Callan, where he played the eponymous, hard-bitten intelligence agent. For […]Read More
Republicans? Aaah, Souls!
Seems that the man hired by Obama as his White House advisor on green jobs and economy has resigned. Van Jones, co-founder of Colour For Change, has suffered relentlessly rabid attacks from the drooling right, […]Read More
The Case Of The Dying Bomber: Megrahi and Lockerbie
There has been a lot of sturm und drang about the Scottish government’s decision to release on compassionate grounds Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, the man convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, […]Read More