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Released 30/07/14. 
The artwork continues to astound me, just check out the alternate cover by J.H. Williams III. I’m enjoying the narrative too, it’s just such a shame that we have to wait for so long between issues. Bi-monthly apparently means October, March and July, who knew?

Released 30/07/14. 

The artwork continues to astound me, just check out the alternate cover by J.H. Williams III. I’m enjoying the narrative too, it’s just such a shame that we have to wait for so long between issues. Bi-monthly apparently means October, March and July, who knew?

Fallen on Good Times by REWAN TREMETHICK

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Fallen on Good Times is a noir-fantasy-crime novel (yeah, you read that right) following the adventures of the paranormal detective Laslo Kane. Laslo’s down on his luck, and in desperation, accepts a case that seems to lead him straight to the mob.

So, firstly, I’ll unpack that genre hybrid I threw at you. Noir - rain, trilbies, moonshine; fantasy - ghosts, werewolves, vampires; crime - bribes, mob, and one spectacular death-defying roof chase over a burning warehouse. Now imagine all that served up and twisted with a wry sense of humour, and you’re halfway there. 

A particularly noteworthy aspect of the novel is that despite crime’s convention of an all-male cast there is a pleasing amount of variety in the characters - multiple women, PoC, queer representation, even a positive living-dead representation from a ghost who doesn’t realise he’s a ghost - and each character is integral to the plot, not just there for decoration. 

The plot is smart and unusual; all of the bizarre elements weave together to make a complex ethical dilemma and logical conclusion.The protagonist, Laslo Kane, is completely lovable - funny, smart, and often incredibly outnumbered - and the writing is especially confident for a debut novelist. 

Available on Amazon (UK/US) in kindle & paperback.

It’s blind and deaf and stupendous,
and has no mind of its own.
Or does it? What if it does?
Suppose you were to pray to it,
what would you say?
from ‘The Weather’ by MARGARET ATWOOD

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Jack Gleeson (Joffrey on Game of Thrones) speaks to an audience of Oxford University students about the origins and effects of celebrity culture.

Rain

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Raymond Carver

Woke up this morning with
a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
and read. Fought against it for a minute.

Then looked out the window at the rain.
And gave over. Put myself entirely
in the keep of this rainy morning.

Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgiveable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.

Deadpool Annual (2014) #2

this tells you everything you need to know about how great this issue is <3