Ben's Not Writing

Occasional blog of Ben Walker, occasional writer. Constantly distracted by books, the internet, movies, videogames, cooking...

Despite all this, I've written one body horror book - MELT - which you can buy online if you like (Amazon, B&N, iTunes).

Easy to forget how great this record was. I wish I’d kept my vinyl copy, if only for Spinderella’s Not a Fella (But a Girl DJ).Also this is 25 years old. Cue oh god I’m so old musings.
Testing out some ideas for the cover to novel #2. This might end up as the ebook cover, not sure yet.

Reblog if you’re not Tumblr famous, and you post the stuff because you like it, and you follow people because you actually like their blog.

(Source: itschrisdapher, via bruitist)

“If you can see on your first day what’s going to happen, the reader can likely guess as well.”

01sentencereviews:

The Blob (1958), Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

This monster B-movie doesn’t deliver as much silly blob “horror” as I was hoping for, but what I actually liked about this cult film was its message about how common it is for an older generation to fail to value the intelligence of a younger generation, a way of thinking that still creates a divide amongst people of different ages today. 

Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 66%, IMDb : 6.4

latexeyelid:

Terrore nello spacio (Planet of the Vampires ) ,by Mario Brava ; 1965

latexeyelid:

Terrore nello spacio (Planet of the Vampires ) ,by Mario Brava ; 1965

monsterman:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1979)

monsterman:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1979)

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theparisreview:

“My future self is a stranger. That future version of me is the one who will have to deal with the consequences of my current procrastination.”
Read this week’s staff picks, including why we procrastinate, Richard Prince’s Instagram account, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s resident peacocks.
Illustration: Rilla Alexander’s Her Idea.

theparisreview:

“My future self is a stranger. That future version of me is the one who will have to deal with the consequences of my current procrastination.”

Read this week’s staff picks, including why we procrastinate, Richard Prince’s Instagram account, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s resident peacocks.

Illustration: Rilla Alexander’s Her Idea.

It’s a Tom Waits kind of day.

Tor.com Accepting Sci-Fi/Fantasy Manuscripts for New Imprint

medievalpoc:

writingcareer:

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Popular sci-fi site Tor.com (est. 2008) is launching a new book imprint called Tor.com: The Imprint and has posted new submission guidelines to help unagented authors propose their book manuscripts to the editors.

Now until August 31, 2014, the…