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Podcast Review: Archive 81

by Alasdair Stuart I have a charm in the shape of an old microphone on my keychain. You know the sort of thing; big, rectangular lump that usually has a wire cage around it and is often seen being lowered from the rafters of Madison Square Garden just before a big fight. I have it […]

Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 10

by Marc Reichardt Back to reality Much of this season has been dominated by an overarching theme: the search for truth. Whether it be a personal search like Arya’s, wherein she came to terms with the reality of who she was and would always be, or a broader truth like Cersei’s, wherein she slowly constructed […]

A Note from our Staff

For those of you outside Britain, the news reports may not convey to you the nature of what happened on Thursday. There was a referendum vote to decide whether the UK should remain in the EU or leave it. We, like many, many others voted to remain. We’re totally multicultural, well-travelled and multilingual. We’re not […]

Disruption — Episode 3

Our collaborative  novel project continues. Inspired to write? Check out the submissions page here. Previous episodes: Episode 1  Episode 2 Discipline by Tamsyn H. Kennedy (© 2016 Tamsyn H. Kennedy All Rights Reserved) Harley pulled the fibre optic cable plug roughly from the bottom of Julie’s skull, making her wince. “Why won’t this work? “ […]

DND Kids: XP

“The cause of all causes revealed!” Uri Kurlianchik is a writer and game designer. He also plays D & D with kids in schools and community centres. His stories “The Storyteller” and “A Night in the Court of Sophia” were featured in Red Phone Box: A Darkly Magical Story Cycle. Jamie Keys is a doodler,  […]

Review: Black Magick, Volume 1

by Alasdair Stuart Detective Rowan Black works Portsmouth Robbery/Homicide. She has a gifted, considerate partner who has some personal space issues, a boss and colleagues who respect her and a close circle of friends. Some of whom are in the same Coven as her. Rowan Black is a homicide detective. Rowan Black is a witch. […]

Hookland 140 — June 22nd

by David Southwell “Sir, Your latest article on us was full of clichés and easy lies AS usual. The image of WITCH as crone is as incomplete as Goya’s depiction of her as Beauty. She is all in one. I’ve no need to ‘whitewash the black arts’. There are no black arts. There’s no need […]

Review: Preacher, Episode 4

by Marc Reichardt What Has Gone Before kept going I’m a “book reader” when it comes to Game of Thrones, as opposed to a “show watcher”, which means that I read the novels before the show began; since 1996, in fact. So the vast majority of what occurred in the seasons leading up to the […]

Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 9

by Marc Reichardt A little bit of the old ultraviolence For most of the series, the 9th episode has been the big battle scene of one kind or another, whether it was a domestic dispute or something more explosive. “The Battle of the Bastards” was no different in that respect, but it was still somewhat […]

Disruption: Episode 2

Two weeks ago we gave you the first episode/chapter of Disruption.  We heard from many that they wanted to submit stories but felt intimidated. This second chapter explores characters that we saw in the first one, but shifts to a male point of view character. We hope this leaves you with a few more dangling […]