Friday, May 01, 2009


Journey Planet

From Cheryl Morgan I learn about the existence of Journey Planet, a fanzine run by James Bacon, Claire Brialey, and Chris Garcia. The latest issue, #3, is guest-edited by Pete Young, and focuses on George Orwell in general and 1984 in particular. Included are the "Captain Airstrip One" strip that Alan Moore did with Chris Brasted & SMS back in the mid-80s (think Captain Britain's multiversal counterpart from the world of 1984) and an article by Pádraig Ó Méalóid on parallels between 1984 and The Black Dossier. The issue is available for download at (pdf link), and looks to be well-worth checking out.

(I've only had a chance to skim the contents so far, but it doesn't appear that my favorite bit of post-1984 fiction gets a mention, that being Charlie Stross's "Big Brother Iron." I believe it's only appeared in the Toast collection, but if you haven't read the story it is definitely worth seeking out.)

Wow - I hadn't see that Captain Airstrip One strip in twenty years!

Definitely a good ish, full of nice crunchy stuff.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on Journey Planet.
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