Robin Ince

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The co­me­dian and In­fi­nite Mon­key

Cage ra­dio host has edited a new hor­ror an­thol­ogy, Dead Funny

Favourite SF/ fan­tasy film

The Fly ( 1986) and pretty much any other sci­ence fic­tion Cro­nen­berg, In­va­sion Of The Body Snatch­ers ’ 56 and ’ 78, Stalker, the orig­i­nal Robo­Cop, and on and on.

Favourite SF/ fan­tasy TV show

I am a big Rod Ser­ling fan and con­sider many of the Twi­light Zone sto­ries mas­ter­pieces of TV. Most re­cently I thought Utopia was the best thing on TV for some time.

Favourite SF/ fan­tasy novel

Ubik by Philip K Dick and much by Har­lan El­li­son. When it comes to ti­tles you can’t get much bet­ter than “Re­pent, Har­lequin!” Said The Tick­tock­man and I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. Michael Moor­cock’s Be­hold The Man is bril­liant.

Favourite SF/ fan­tasy comics

I don’t read many sci­ence fic­tion comics, with the ex­cep­tion of Alan Moore who de­serves his rep­u­ta­tion for his re­mark­ably fer­tile imag­i­na­tion and beauty of lan­guage.

Favourite SF/ fan­tasy character

Tom Baker’s Doc­tor, Axel Press­but­ton ( from Laser Eraser And Press­but­ton) – my favourite sci­ence fic­tion florist – and Stron­tium Dog.

Favourite SF/ fan­tasy guilty plea­sure

I have no time to feel guilty about any of my sci­ence fic­tion plea­sures. Dead Funny: Hor­ror Sto­ries By Co­me­di­ans, edited by Robin Ince and Johnny Mains, is avail­able now.

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