By Charles Platt
Loose Canon assembles thirty-four essays and reviews and associated texts - originally published in Interzone, Science Fiction Eye, New York Review of Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, among other sources - from the early 1980s to the end of the 1990s.
Lines in the Sand
By A.A. Gill
'By miles the most brilliant journalist of our age' Lynn Barber'A golden writer' Andrew MarrA. A. Gill was rightly hailed as one of the greatest journalists of our time. This selection of some of his recent pieces, which he made himself before his untimely death, spans the last five years from all corners of the world. It shows him at his most perceptive, brilliant and funny.His subjects range from the controversial - fur - to the heartfelt - a fantastic crystallisation of what it means to be European. He tackles life drawing, designs his own tweed, considers boyhood through the prism of the Museum of Childhood, and spends a day at Donald Trump's university. In his final two articles he wrote with characteristic wit and courage about his cancer diagnosis - 'the full English - and the limits of the NHS. But more than any other subject, a recurring theme emerges in the overwhelming story of our times: the refugee crisis. In the last few years A. A. Gill wrote with compassion and anger about the refugees' story, giving us both its human face and its appalling context. The resulting articles are journalism at its finest and fiercest.
Look at the Evidence
By John Clute
For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. Look at the Evidence is a collection of reviews from a wide variety of sources - including Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly - about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. It covers the period between 1987 and 1992.
The archetypal Restoration rake, Rochester wrote poems of love, debauchery, erotic obsession and impotence full of honesty and raw power.
By George Byron
A selection of poetry by Lord Byron, a poet considered amongst the most treasured and influential in English literature.The poet George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord Byron, was a leading figure of the Romantic movement in England and one of the most influential writers of verse in English literature. Whilst his poetry was considered scandalous and shocking by Victorian society, it has now reclaimed its rightful place in the canon of definitive English verse. However, the excesses and vicissitudes of Byron himself continue to provoke disbelief and awe in even the most hardened readers. In this selection of poetry, readers are given a taste for the astonishing variety in Byron's work. From drama to introspection, risqué sexual comedy to social commentary, this Everyman edition collates verse for seasoned readers of poetry as well as newcomers to the genre.