BOOK REVIEW: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

BOOK REVIEW: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

3 Mar, 2017

It’s rare to come across a short story collection that hits all your buttons in terms of content, quality and diversity, but The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories from Rebellion Publishing is a rare and magical thing indeed! Collected and edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, these stories include the visions of authors from around the world – Bangladesh, US, UK, Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria and elsewhere – all concerned with the spirit of fire, the djinn.

Mars season on BBC Radio 4

Mars season on BBC Radio 4

2 Mar, 2017

In March, BBC Radio 4 has a week-long series of programmes that explores our fascination with Mars. What can you expect to see? The series takes place from March 4 to March 11 and features drama and documentaries. The highlight is perhaps the 2-part Mars: War of the Worlds.

COMIC REVIEW: Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula

COMIC REVIEW: Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula

15 Feb, 2017

Margaret Atwood is of course, the name behind some amazing and respected novels (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin). In her spin on the superhero comic book, Angel Catbird, she writes about cats and half-cats, owls and half-owls, a mad scientist and his rats, and Count Catula – a part bat, part car, part vampire.

COMIC REVIEW: Doctor Who Fourth Doctor Vol. 1 – Gaze of The Medusa

COMIC REVIEW: Doctor Who Fourth Doctor Vol. 1 – Gaze of The Medusa

21 Jan, 2017

Gaze of the Medusa is a proper Doctor Who adventure. Fun and witty and exciting and yes, moving.

COMIC REVIEW: The Return of the Honey Buzzard

COMIC REVIEW: The Return of the Honey Buzzard

19 Oct, 2016

The Return of the Honey Buzzard is the debut graphic novel by Aimee De Jongh, who has been producing comics for SelfMadeHero since she was 17. This Dutch Prix Saint-Michel winning comic book creator has written a story of loss, regret and how sometimes life gets in the way of living.