Category: Arts & Culture

BOOK REVIEW: Sanitarium Issue #1 by Various

Sanitarium is a new magazine of horror that published its first issue earlier this year. It was established by Caitlin Marceau and Ian Sputnik and is not to be confused the longer-running anthology series of the same name. This issue, which showcases a diverse collection of writing from some phenomenal authors at the top of

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NON-FICTION: Madness and Massacre; Chinese miners on the Victorian Goldfields by James Aitchison

Gold brings out the worst in humans, and nowhere more so than on the goldfields themselves.  In 1857, far from the prying eyes of the colonial government, European miners slaughtered their Chinese counterparts, destroyed their homes, stores, temple and equipment, and largely escaped justice.  Meanwhile, incarceration in barbaric mental asylums awaited other Chinese miners who

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FICTION: Star Crossed ’95 by Andrew Leach

Ed Cramer says so you think twenty million sounds about right? The man on the other end of the phone says should be, yeah. Ed whistles through his teeth. Nice, he says. Put it this way, the other man says. They’ve already come up with sixteen point five. Ed doesn’t want to say that will

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Excelsior! Marvel’s S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in London at Excel

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. opens in London at Excel London on 29th November 2018, following a hugely successful run in New York, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei and Las Vegas, where it has set up a permanent exhibition. This highly anticipated multi-room experience offers fans of all ages the opportunity to delve into the super-workings and backstory

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2 Days to go for Shallow Creek Crowdfunder

You may be aware that during the last few weeks our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@morestorgy) has been spamming a certain anthology we’re going to be releasing early next year. Shallow Creek will be a speculative fiction anthology with some of the field’s newest voices in the field, alongside masters of

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FILM REVIEW: Widows

Does it take a non-American filmmaker to make a truly American film? Does an outsider’s eye see more keenly? Past efforts by outsiders like Alfred Hitchcock, John Schlesinger, and Roman Polanski provide compelling evidence for this argument, and now British director Steve McQueen’s latest film Widows can be added to that list. The story goes

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KICKSTARTER: SHALLOW CREEK

Well hello, my little pineapple frittata – allow me to introduce myself…my name is Mallum Colt, proprietor of Colt’s Curiosity Corner, located smack bang in the middle of Shallow Creek. With Halloween still lingering in people’s minds, STORGY Books wants to celebrate all things eerie by publishing an anthology of dark fantasy and horror fiction

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GAMING: Dark Age of Camelot: My Conversation with a Knight

Honor your enemies because they bring the very best out of you. An old philosopher said something along those lines and it holds true today in the virtual world of Dark Age of Camelot where the three faction conflict between the realms of Hibernia, Midgard and Albion entered its 17th year this October. But the

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NON-FICTION: The Maria Hertogh Case; A Cautionary Episode from Colonial Singapore by James Aitchison

To paraphrase W. S. Gilbert, the Muslim’s lot is not a happy one.  Nothing is guaranteed to quicken the pulse more than a negative Muslim headline.  But before we rush to condemn or condone the Muslims, the news media, or Western culture at large, an historical perspective exists to give cause for reflection.  If nothing

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FICTION: Anatomy of a Musician by A.L. Kersel

The Institute is prestigious and stretches skywards accordingly, white walls and grey slate against pebbles and shorn grass, on one side a bramble twist of bracken, on the other, the sea. I have a whistle, humming low and sweet under my breath, and I have a bodhran, skin stretched taught to be pattered by hand

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