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Edinburgh Cannonball Collector to be Mad...

It’s not one of Edinburgh’s most well known jobs, but in light of the funding cuts – thanks Mr Cameron – Edinburgh Council is dropping the post of Edinburgh Cannonball Collector. You’ve never heard of the job? – and for good reason: we don’t really want tourists to know that at 1 o’clock every day they […]

Elric and Phaedra

I’ve just revisited a good article in the Guardian about Michael Moorcock. (When Hari Kunzru met Michael Moorcock) It’s an intelligent piece with lots of good insight to the writer and his works. Moorcock was one of the writers I turned to regularly when I was reading sf in my teens. His imagery and ideas […]

Scotlands Stories – A treasury of Scotti

It is listening to and reading some of the wonderful stories from Scotland that got me to thinking about writing some of my own short tales, albeit brought up to date a bit. This website, put together by LT Scotland (for whom I once worked), is a fantastic place to start. There are videos and audio […]