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IT’S BEEN A FEW WEEKS…
June has been a little bit of a crazy month which is why I haven’t posted anything here in a little bit. We are finishing off the second digital TRIPWIRE and knee deep in the next print edition of TRIPWIRE. This week was pretty interesting: on Tuesday I went to the New Worlds talk at the British Library with Michael Moorcock, Brian Aldiss, Norman Spinrad and John Clute. Part of the British Library’s Science Fiction celebration, hosted by Roz Kaveney. Although the talk lacked a little focus and Kaveney didn’t guide the conversation all that well, Aldiss and Moorcock made for an erudite double act and Spinrad had some interesting things to say. Critic Clute was a little out of place as he was the reviewer for New Worlds and perhaps it would have been a better talk if he had hosted it rather than Kaveney. Although I do know that Kaveney knows her stuff about science fiction, so it may just have been an off night. New Worlds is apparently being resurrected so perhaps this is a timely talk…
Then on Thursday I met up with Michael Moorcock for a brief chat and to take some photos. He was a gentlemen as ever and his wife Linda kindly slotted some time in for me to see him.

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ALDISS AND MORE
The radio silence here has been because the last month has been insanely busy. As part of a book project that may or may not happen about sci fi and fantasy writers photographed in their place of work. I’ve been to see Christopher Fowler (Bryant & May) back in February and this week I was lucky enough to visit Brian Aldiss (Heliconia, Frankenstein Unbound) for the same project. I got some great shots and he was a gent as always. I feel very lucky sometimes that I do get to meet interesting people thanks to my job…




ALDISS AND MORE…
Here is the second feature I wrote for this issue of Death Ray, a chat with sci-fi master Brian Aldiss. I got to go to his house in Oxford back in October and he was gracious and a very interesting subject indeed. Hope you like it…