Lazarus Volume 2: Lift

Time for a round up of all the graphic novels I’ve read since Ablogalypse went on hiatus. In my review of Lazarus Volume 1 I noted that it was a fairly conventional, if enjoyable, dystopian action comic and I boasted that I thought I had the plot of the rest of the story figured out…

Paul McAuley: Fairyland

Fairyland, the Arthur C Clarke award winning novel from Paul McAuley, is most definitely not what I expected it to be. I came across it during a little Amazon splurge a while back whilst looking for decent Cyberpunk novels, and the allusions in the plot synopsis to a virus-designing protagonist and his clashes with greedy…

Weirdest/Creepiest monsters in fiction

The Dunwich horror – HP Lovecraft “the Dunwich Horror”  “Bigger’n a barn… all made o’ squirmin’ ropes… hull thing sort o’ shaped like a hen’s egg bigger’n anything with dozens o’ legs like hogs-heads that haff shut up when they step… nothin’ solid abaout it – all like jelly, an’ made o’ sep’rit wrigglin’ ropes pushed clost together… great bulgin’ eyes…

10 Most unexpected moments in Dystopian fiction

[plenty of spoilers – be warned]   Number 10: Shogo’s betrayal from Battle Royale I really freaked out at this one. The entire way through the book you have been vaguely suspicious of Shogo’s motives in helping Shuya and JUST when you have finally begun to trust him he goes and shoots the remaining two…

Paul’s Top 10 Tentacled Creatures

-Article by Paul Ewbank- Because a good idea is a good idea. Technically not all of these are from post apocalyptic media, but hey, gimme a break. Just imagine what would happen if they all joined forces and attempted to overthrow humanity. That dystopian enough for ya? 10. The Kraken (Clash of the Titans) I…