GAME OF THRONES Producer Diving into THE SWARM

Nope, not the one about the bees. We’re talking fish this time, as in the nasty ones featured in Frank Schätzing’s identically-titled 2004 novel. We say nasty, but given what mankind has put them through over the years – the oil-spills, the murdering, the kidnapping, all the urinating – it’s totally understandable they’d get their … Continued

HUGO AWARDS 2018 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards have been announced. The lovely rocket shaped awards were presented on this past Sunday evening – August 19th, 2018 – at a ceremony at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California, USA. Notable wins include a hattrick for NK Jemisin – this nomination meaning that … Continued

New Ghost Movies Guide to be Launched at Arrow Video FrightFest

It’s not long to wait for this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest, and there’s another exciting reason to go – the official launch of The FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies. Over the past few years, FrightFest and Fab Press have gotten together and produced some fantastic film guide books – including one for Exploitation Movies and … Continued


The renowned ‘how-to’ specialist Haynes has released the perfect accompaniment for people heading into the board games – The Tabletop Gaming Manual. The Tabletop Gaming Manual is a comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide to all aspects of tabletop gaming, from popular and traditional games, through to modern board games, role-playing and miniatures. Aimed at those looking to … Continued

New Douglas Adams Book Announced

Forty years after the BBC Radio 4 broadcast of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a major new book about Douglas Adams’ life and works has been announced, an essential volume for fans of the writer and projects such as the aforementioned radio, television and books series, as well as Dirk Gently, and Adams’ time … Continued

Second Volume of DOCTOR WHO Charity Anthology Announced

We told you a little while ago about a new DOCTOR WHO charity anthology volume, which was raising funds to support the family of popular children’s author TOMMY DONBAVAND as he undergoes treatment for a second round of cancer – well, now there’s going to be a second one. TOMMY’S TOP TEN is a 500+ … Continued

Tom Holland Working on FRIGHT NIGHT 3

For fans of the beloved Fright Night franchise, Tom Holland has some pretty darn good news for you: a third tale is in the works! Holland has confirmed that he is indeed in the middle of writing a third Fright Night effort, although this will be a novel rather than a movie. Recently, Amazon has … Continued

Steven Moffat Contributes to New DOCTOR WHO Charity Anthology

Two years ago, while Liverpudlian children’s author and DOCTOR WHO fan TOMMY DONBAVAND was receiving treatment for throat cancer – and therefore unable to perform the school visits which made up the income with which he supported his family – the fan community rallied around and published A TARGET FOR TOMMY, a collection of DOCTOR … Continued

Brave New Words Award 2017 Shortlist Announced

STARBURST Magazine is happy to announce the shortlist for its Brave New Words Award.  The nominees are: Katie Khan for her novel, Hold Back the Stars (Penguin Random House) Adrian Tchaikovsky for his book Dogs of War (Head of Zeus) Margrét Helgadóttir for her work as editor of Pacific Monsters ( Fox Spirit Books) Cassandra … Continued

Ursula Le Guin 1929 – 2018

Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ursula Le Guin passed away Monday, January 22nd. She was one of the most influential authors in the industry, with her works such as The Left Hand of Darkness and The Wizard of Earthsea shaping the industry. Tributes have been pouring in via social media from the likes … Continued