You’re not paranoid. Really. Aliens, zombies, gangsters and of course wild west villains, have had it in for you for half a century. Ever since 1962 when MIT ubergeeks announced Spacewar, the first computer combat game, it was only a matter of time before the game setting would shift from deep space to Wild West […]
Joel Willans’ prize-winning short stories have been broadcast on BBC radio and published in dozens of magazines and anthologies worldwide. His debut short story collection, SPELLBOUND: Stories of Women’s Magic over Men, was published by Route in December 2012. A history graduate, he’s fascinated by revolution and radicalism as well as history’s great creatives.
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Each decade throws up so many television classics that we’re not sure there’s any period we’d say was devoid of interest. The eighties had The Golden Girls; the nineties had Xena; the naughties had Six Feet Under. But we’ve got a soft spot for the seventies, what with its glam rock and disco credentials, and […]
Famed as the creator of gonzo journalism, the highly subjective blend of fact and fiction, Hunter S. Thompson is arguably one of America’s greatest ever chroniclers of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times. He is best known for his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone […]