Writer Simon Stephenson Reveals His Top Five Book-To-Film Adaptations

My novel, Set My Heart To Five tells the story of an android who sets out to write a screenplay capable of convincing humans that his kind should be allowed to feel. Set My Heart To Five has been itself optioned for film, so when Istoria Lit kindly invited me to write a guest post,… Read More Writer Simon Stephenson Reveals His Top Five Book-To-Film Adaptations

Book Review: The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman – A new danger is discovered seeping into Four Paths

*Warning: there are some spoilers in this review* The Deck of Omens picks up where The Devouring Gray left us. Lives have been changed forever and the small town of Four Paths has been rocked by a waterfall of revelations. The Founders and their kin don’t have a moment to gather their thoughts as a… Read More Book Review: The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman – A new danger is discovered seeping into Four Paths

British Council and BFI Flare reveal programme for sixth edition of Five Films For Freedom campaign

Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, will mark its sixth year by broadcasting five brand new LGBTIQ+ films to countries around the world, including those where homosexuality remains illegal. In this continuing creative partnership, the British Council makes five short films from the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival available across… Read More British Council and BFI Flare reveal programme for sixth edition of Five Films For Freedom campaign

Book Review: Recoil by J.T. Nicholas – Science fiction that will leave you pondering about all those big questions in life

The thing I love about science fiction is that it really makes you look in the mirror. It makes you question things that are going on in the world and things that you do every day that you may not ordinarily spare a second thought about. In Recoil, J.T. Nicholas makes you think about the… Read More Book Review: Recoil by J.T. Nicholas – Science fiction that will leave you pondering about all those big questions in life

Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith – Hell hath no fury like a Librarian missing a book

I had a lot of fun reading The Library of the Unwritten. It is a tale of a library in hell and the souls that live within it. Within a few pages I found myself being dragged along the hallways of Hell in the wake of a truly formidable librarian called Claire on the hunt… Read More Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith – Hell hath no fury like a Librarian missing a book

Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!

*Spoiler Alert* After the first paragraph of this review I will talk about elements of the plot that might spoil things a little but will not spoil the ending *SpoilerAlert* Princess Leonie Kolburg (don’t call her that. She hates being called that!) Or Leo for short is an eighteen year old heir to a faded… Read More Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!

Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

It’s always exciting when Inside no.9 returns to our screens. To celebrate I’ve put together a little list of reading recommendations inspired by my love of the anthology series. Here are 9 reading treats that I think you’ll love if you’re a fan of Inside No.9. Let me know in the comments what you would… Read More Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

Taking a peek Inside No. 9: The macabre comedy drama anthology series returns with a screening of new episodes at the BFI

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton return to our screens next year with the fifth series of their macabre comedy drama TV show; Inside No.9 To celebrate, a premiere of episodes from the new series will be screened at the BFI followed by a Q & A with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and producer Adam Tandy.… Read More Taking a peek Inside No. 9: The macabre comedy drama anthology series returns with a screening of new episodes at the BFI

A conversation with Jacoba Williams about starring in the play Before I Was A Bear and creating theatre at The Bunker: “it is not tick boxing … it feels like we are doing just what should be done”

Award-winning actor Jacoba Williams (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe; Queens of Sheba) takes an animalistic turn in Before I Was A Bear, the debut play from Eleanor Tindall. The play revamps a Greek myth and comically explores issues for women in today’s society. I got to chat with Jacoba about the play, creating art… Read More A conversation with Jacoba Williams about starring in the play Before I Was A Bear and creating theatre at The Bunker: “it is not tick boxing … it feels like we are doing just what should be done”