Irish Fiction Friday: AE: The Candle of Vision

It’s Friday, we’re Irish and this is definitely fiction! Mystic fiction! Today we’re bringing you AE aka George William Russell, owner of a particularly fine beard, and whose The Candle of Vision has pretty much everything a SFF reader could desire! Russell’s guide describes various visions including encounters with UFOs. It’s written as ecstatic literature […]

Irish Fiction Friday: Song of the Sea

Hello all, Irish Fiction Friday here with something cheerful for you. Song of the Sea (Amhrán na Mara) is the second feature-length film from Cartoon Saloon. It won the 2014 Academy Award for best animated feature and scored a massive 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It had fantastic reviews and really captures a sense of wonder. It sounds like […]

Irish Fiction Friday: History Respawned

This week our subject for Irish Fiction Friday is the webisode series History Respawned, which is co-hosted by Cork born John J Harney and Bob Whitaker. Each episode, they and special guests examine a videogame and the ways it represents history. The series transitions between games with direct historical links, as well as fantasy worlds which draw […]

Irish Fiction Friday: Shane Hegarty: Darkmouth

It’s time for another Irish Fiction Friday, where we share some of the best SFF Ireland has to offer, showcasing the background that a bid for Worldcon in Dublin is built on. This week, we’re featuring a children’s book, Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty. Children’s fiction is where the imagination can really go wild, and Darkmouth […]