Category Archives: Focus

TALES FROM TURKEY CITY: PUSHBUTTON WORDS

From issue 59 of Focus the fourth of my pieces of flash fiction “inspired” by the common writing errors and bad habits catalogued in The Turkey City Lexicon. This time, it’s all about pressing buttons with clichés. Words used to … Continue reading

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THE BSFA MARCH MAILING IS AT THE PRINTERS

A bumper mailing includes: BSFA AWARDS BOOKLET 2011 Featuring all the shortlisted short stories… The Silver Wind by Nina Allan The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell Afterbirth by Kameron Hurley Covehithe by China Miéville Of Dawn by Al Robertson   … Continue reading

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THE GODS ARE LAUGHING

I’ve never avoided cracks in the pavements. I stroll with insouciance (but appropriate care, I’m not stupid) beneath ladders. I don’t check my horoscopes. I’ve never even sacrificed a small animal in the hope that its freshly spewed innards would … Continue reading

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REVIEWING: MY POSITION

Since the new Focus is almost ready to go, I thought I’d put my editorial from issue 56 online (this is a slightly longer version than the one that appeared in the magazine)… I always seek out reviews of the … Continue reading

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FOCUS No. 57: CONTENTS

The latest issue of Focus is almost ready to go to the printers (along with another bumper Vector – hopefully they will be with members by the end of the month – barring delays and disasters. Copies are available to … Continue reading

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