Wednesday 13 November 2019

Gruesome Grotesques #5 now available in paperback and kindle

Gruesome Grotesques #5, The Outer Zone, is now available in paperback and kindle. This 478-page book contains my story Lock-In. It also has an amazing list of contributors, and at £9.99 is an absolute bargain!



Saturday 9 November 2019

THE RETURN by David A. Riley is our Patreon book of the month.

My crime noir Lovecraftian horror novel THE RETURN  is Blood Bound Books' Patreon book of the month.
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Wednesday 6 November 2019

Green Book

Watched an excellent movie last night on my favourite TV "channel" (amazon prime) called Green Book, which I shall be adding to our list of great Christmas movies - not that this is merely a Christmas movie by any means, but it ends on Christmas day and has an uplifting message that fits the season, just like the numerous adaptations of Scrooge to Hammer's Cash on Demand.
Well worth watching at any time of the year, mind.

Saturday 2 November 2019

Hidden Wyndham by Amy Binns - The 1957 World Science Fiction Convention

While reading Amy Binns' excellent biography of John Wyndham (Hidden Wyndham) I was fascinated by some of the photographs reproduced in it from the 1957 World Science Fiction Convention in London, at which Wyndham was president. Also included in the link below are photos of other well known names, including a very young Michael Moorcock, who I would never have recognised if not for the label!

15th World Science Fiction Convention - London 1957 

Frank & Belle Dietz, John Wyndham, unknown, Ted Carnell, Frank Arnold, Arthur C.Clarke,
Bob & Barbara Silverberg

Michael Moorcock

Movie - The City of Life and Death

Watched The City of Life and Death on Amazon Prime last night, a brilliant Chinese movie about the Nanking massacre of 1937 by the brutall invading army of the Japanese who slaughtered over 300,000. Filmed in stunning black and white, this 2009 movie depicts events from both sides, including a Japanese soldier who finds himself sickened by the excesses carried out by his comrades and superiors. Well worth watching, especially for its unflinching realism.
The link below is interesting but if you want to avoid spoilers don't read it till after you have seen the film.
The City of Life and Death - Wikipedia