Blog
Member Since : Monday, 11 December 2017
Last Login : Monday, 11 December 2017
Just got "Ghosts of Manhattan" by George Mann in from Interzone to review. Smells good, and looks good too, thanks to the artwork of Benjamin Carre. Guess what's top of the reading pile now that I've finished my vampire reading homework for the World Horror Convention. ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Monday, 22 March 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
BBC Scotland have been running various "things" under the banner "Scotland Writes", the latest being "Write Here, Write Now" encouraging people to write a sitcom set in Scotland. Why not, I thought, having failed miserably to enter their compeition looking for new drama writers. I'm a funny guy, I can make people laugh (in more ways than one). The problem is that I'm picky about which sitcoms I watch, consider most of them to be unfunny, and aimed at people older then me - the "Terry and June... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 21 March 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Playing catch-up, but Linda and I went to hear Professor David Wilson discussing his new book, "A History of British Serial Killers".  To a packed house he went through the differences between serial killers and spree killers and mass murderers; talked about male and female serial killers, and those who killed in pairs; and went through the typical victims of serial killers, which seems mainly to be women over sixty, gay men, or w... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Friday, 19 March 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
It has been a while since I made it down to the golf club on a Friday night with the "pool guys" -  Mr. Stone and Russell, but they got a whupping on the pool table tonight - the last time I played pool was the annual Superbowl Party -  despite trying to put me off with various whiskies, like "Glen Grant", " Drambuie", and "Black Label" - all to nought.  I reckon I won at least twenty games in a row, and retired undefeated, accompanied by a ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Saturday, 13 March 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Been a busy week, out nearly every night because of various things, but last Wednesday it was the WordDogs (check out our new Facebook page, which I don't have the IT prowess to link too) spoken word event in Glasgow with the theme, "Weird Love"- the antidote to St. Valentine's Day. It was supposed to take place at Café Fressh where the "The Bite Before Christmas" had happened, but closure due to a change of owners made us find the excellent "Art Bar", for 13 readers, plus guests, and ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 28 February 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Yes, it was, and for some reason my blog post of yesterday, predicting a win for the Colts didn't stick, so I never said it, and knew the Saints were going to win all the time. But an-age-old tradition continued - well since the mid 1980s, when Channel 4 began the best Council-telly coverage of American football - as we gathered in Mr. Stone's house last night after a few games of pool, where I did sink a few blacks to win the odd game - hey reasons to be chuffed. As for the Superbowl, it ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Monday, 08 February 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
It's a new month which means a new "The Now" which means that last February's will slip off the edge of "The Nowness" into the void, so goodbye to "The Graveyard Book" audio book, "Gunpowder by Joe Hill, and the revival series of "Dark Shadows", which starred Ben Cross (now Spock's dad) as Barnabas Collins. We salute you.... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Wednesday, 03 February 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Has just appeared here: http://dorlana.blogspot.com/2010/01/tam-lin-inspired-poem-by-ian-hunter.html    ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Wednesday, 20 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Apologies to anyone who has received a couple of emails from me from my hotmail address - there seems to be two going about : "Hello" and one about shopping and clothes - anyone who knows me, know that I treat my body like a temple - of doom, that is, and will know that shopping and clothes are not exactly on my list of priorities - now shopping and CDs/DVDs/books, would be more like it.... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 17 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
The latest issue of Interzone is out now, which includes my review of "The Cardinal's Blades", a mixture of swords, and...not sorcery, but dragons; and I've just been sent three other books to review: "The Stranger" by Max Frei, "Evil Ways" by Justin Gustainis, and "Chasing the Dragon" by Justina Robson - why do I bother buying new books?  ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Saturday, 16 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Despite entering the new decade,"best of" lists about films and books continue to appear. MSN has just posted 15 science fiction films they think are better than "Avatar" - which looks like it's going to be the most successful SF film of all time - which probably means earned the most money, but when did quantity ever equal quality? You can hunt that list down yourself. There are a few givens, some classics, some work of true genius and some omissions - like no old movies, and no "Sol... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Thursday, 14 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Sick of all those chocolates in the heart shaped box? Binned the roses that have lost their petals? Trying not to gag at the sickly sonnets in St. Valentine's cards?Then get all that love stuff out of your system, by submitting to the next WordDogs spoken word event, "Weird Love". We're looking for your poems and stories and novel extracts and t... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Wednesday, 13 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
The founding members of the Scottish Writing Collective that is Read Raw (check out www.readrawltd.co.uk for more details) had their first meeting of the year last Thursday in The Counting House in Glasgow, a fine hostelry, if you know it, especially on Thursday nights which is Curry Night - curry and a pint for a cheap price, depending on what curry you get; and they had a drinks "sale" on as well, pints of Ruddles for 99p. Mr. Counting House, you sp... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Saturday, 09 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Yep, it's that time of the year again, with heart in my mouth, I attempt, unaided and without the help of a safety net to add "The Now" for January 2010, thus forcing the entry for January 2009 to melt away into the shadowy realm of cyberspace. So goodbye: NOW SOUNDS- 10CC "THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK" NOW WORDS - WILLIAM HEANEY "CONFESSIONS OF A MASTER FORGER" NOW IMAGES - "DEATH NOTE" AND "DEATH NOTE: THE LAST WORD" You will be missed.... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Tuesday, 05 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! (Pauses for fireworks going off - you saw them, right?) Had a sort of mini Download guys reunion tonight as it was Tommy (the) Hand's birthday yesterday. Tommy is, obviously, the son of Roland Hand, and we managed to drive the local "Last of the Summer Wind" regulars from the pub as we took control of the clunky gizmo that let us rule the airwaves,and allowed t... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Monday, 04 January 2010 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
TOP FIFTY ALBUMS OF THE NOUGHTIES – THE LAST TEN   Phew, we got there, and guess what, they are still in no particular order, so: ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Thursday, 31 December 2009 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
TOP FIFTY ALBUMS OF THE NOUGHTIES – THE SECOND LAST TEN   And still in no particular order: ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Thursday, 31 December 2009 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
TOP FIFTY ALBUMS OF THE NOUGHTIES – THE MIDDLE TEN   And in no particular order: ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Thursday, 31 December 2009 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
TOP FIFTY ALBUMS OF THE NOUGHTIES – THE SECOND TEN   And in no particular order: ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 27 December 2009 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
  TOP FIFTY ALBUMS OF THE NOUGHTIES – THE FIRST TEN   And in no par... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 27 December 2009 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>
Page 5 of 10