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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With G X Todd (Author, Defender)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Defender earlier this year, describing it as “a highly impressive debut that will make you seriously question your own thoughts” and 2017’s “first great novel.” The first of a planned four-part series, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. It’s thought-provoking, exciting and scary. AMO is therefore thrilled to present an exclusive online interview with the book’s talented British author, G X Todd!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Barbra Leslie (Author, Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel (published by Titan Books), describing it as “an impressively well-written novel that is, perhaps appropriately, more inhaled than read.” AMO is therefore delighted to welcome back talented author Barbra Leslie for another exclusive online interview where we candidly discuss the creative writing process, the autonomous nature of flawed hero Danny Cleary, the beautiful Annapolis Valley and her exciting plans for the next book in the series.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With John Reppion (Writer, The Spirits of Place)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Spirits of Place is a new book featuring essays from twelve authors – Alan Moore, Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, Warren Ellis, Gazelle Amber Valentine, Iain Sinclair, Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Vajra Chandrasekera, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kristine Ong Muslim, Mark Pesce, Dr. Joanne Parker, and Damien Williams – that is edited, curated, and introduced by Liverpool author, Fortean essayist and Weird Fiction writer John Reppion. Today, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with John where we discuss this fascinating project and the ideas behind it.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben H. Winters (Author, Underground Airlines)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed alternative history/speculative fiction novel Underground Airlines in June 2016, describing it as “a powerful, often uncomfortable novel that isn’t always easy to read, but is never anything less than utterly engrossing.” Written by the award-winning author of the Last Policeman trilogy (The Last Policeman, Countdown City, World of Trouble), Underground Airlines is set in the present day with one key difference to the world as we know it – slavery still exists. It’s yet another bold and exciting premise from a hugely talented storyteller. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview (following our previous interviews in 2012, 2013 and 2015) with Ben H. Winters!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Joey Spiotto (Artist/Illustrator, Alien Next Door)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Alien Next Door – the only official Alien cartoon book – describing it as “a lovely little book that will surely bring a smile to even the most cold-hearted of Alien fans.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with artist/illustrator Joey Spiotto, a.k.a. Joebot!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Charles Gilman (Author, Tales From Lovecraft Middle School)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tales From Lovecraft Middle School is a book series published by Quirk Books and written by Charles Gilman – the pen name of Jason Rekulak, an editor who lives in Philadelphia. Each book takes place in the haunted Lovecraft Middle School as seventh-grader Robert Arthur battles devils and demons while simply trying to fit in. To celebrate Halloween 2013, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with author Charles Gilman, where we talk about Lovecraftian monsters, school bullies and what makes the horror genre so appealing to readers both young and old!

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BOOK REVIEW – Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean

By Marty Mulrooney

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children The Graphic Novel

Alternative Magazine Online reviewed the New York Times best-selling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in 2011, describing it as ”one of the most unusual, inspired and captivating books of the 21st century” – it was also chosen as one of AMO’s best books of 2011. The original story by Ransom Riggs has now been adapted into a graphic novel by Cassandra Jean, with Riggs himself saying how her “beautiful images are so close to what I imagined while I was writing Miss Peregrine, I’m afraid she may have discovered a portal to the inside of my brain. I love this graphic novel!

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