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Eight Miles Higher · 11h ago

Classic Albums: BRIDGET ST JOHN

‘DANDELION ALBUMS AND BBC COLLECTION’ by BRIDGET ST JOHN (CHERRY RED RECORDS)  www.cherryred.co.uk The conundrum involved with getting signed to John Peel’s own label was that – due to the B...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

Poem: 'SOUNDS THAT ONLY THE DEAF CAN HEAR'

SOUNDS THAT ONLY THE DEAF CAN HEAR                               glistening chameleons asquat on                              rooftops of eternal cityscapes                              watc...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

Genesis P Orridge: From COUM To Throbbing Gristle & Beyond

GENESIS P ORRIDGE:  FROM COUM TO  THROBBING GRISTLE AND BEYOND  I first met Genesis P Orridge circa 1971 in Hull, well before the ICA ‘Prostitution’ exhibition first impinged his name on nat...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

My First Poetry Collection: 'DEAF EYES'

OCCASIONALLY PAUL ÉLUARDdawn cross-hatches sheets with canceryou raise your antlered eyelids andspeak to me through bronze keyholesas we empty our pockets in frozen ritual,seventeen insects ...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

SF Books: CHRISTOPHER PRIEST 'INDOCTRINAIRE'

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST: BEYOND ‘INDOCTRINAIRE’  ‘Indoctrinaire’ was Christopher Priest’s debut novel. And there’s an intriguing story about how it was written,  how it first appeared in print fo...
Eight Miles Higher · 2M ago

Poem: HELENA TWILIGHT

HELENA TWILIGHT (informed by the short fiction of John W Campbell and Lester del Rey) i’m old now, yet see you then, eyessplinters of sky, still, a rage insidethat alights for the one night ...
Eight Miles Higher · 2M ago

Comicbook Heroes: ADVENTURE: THE WORLD OF TOMORROW

ADVENTURE:THE WORLD OF TOMORROWNotoriously secretive DC Thomson produced ‘Beano’ and ‘Dandy’, but they also created ‘Hotspur’ and ‘Adventure’. They specialised in Sports stories, School stor...
Eight Miles Higher · 2M ago

Comicbook Hero: NICK SWIFT OF THE PLANET PATROL

NICK SWIFT OF THE PLANET PATROL  ‘SPACE, DETECTIVE, TRAVEL, FOOTBALL AND WAR-TIME THRILLS – ‘ADVENTURE’ HAS THEM ALL’ (‘Adventure’ no.1466, 21 February 1953)Three decades on from the launch ...
Eight Miles Higher · 2M ago

Comicbook SF: DC THOMSON SPACE HEROES

DC THOMSON SPACE HEROES ‘ADVENTURE’ (no.1, 17 September 1921 – 1878 issues to 14 January 1961, when it merges with ‘Rover’) First of DC Thomson’s ‘Big 5’ story-papers. Includes Sci-fantasy t...
Eight Miles Higher · 3M ago

Poem: BOLD REYNARDINE

BOLD REYNARDINE (answer to ‘The Daytime Fox’ by Pattie Khan) at the loft-party after the gigwe pass joints between usand I say tell me how you wrote the poemyou read today about meeting the ...