Six Stand-out SciFi Skyscrapers of the Screen

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on Stand-out SciFi Skyscrapers of the Screen. Jon Wallace’s new book Steeple is out in paperback on Thursday. The sequel to Barricade, Steeple, comes out in paperback this week. Set in the gloom of a dystopian future Britain, the story follows narrator, Kenstibec, on an insane mission to climb a gigantic, ruined skyscraper – a nightmare tower scarred by a thermonuclear explosion, inhabited by bloodthirsty tribes and rotting drones, pulsing with a mysterious, dormant artificial intelligence. To mark the publication, and to celebrate…

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What We’re Watching: DREDD

So I watched DREDD again last night, having seen it in the cinema originally (in 3D). I’m probably biased, as I read loads of 2000AD in my youth (and am enjoying picking up the graphic novels now, although I haven’t read the weekly comic in years and years), but I really enjoyed it. It’s impossible to catch the ethos of Dredd in one film, as there are too many possible tones to cover – biting satire, gritty violence, political spoofery, full-on comedy, SF epic – but the makers obviously chose one and did it well. You can’t ask for more…

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