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Sunday, 25 January 2009

SciFi Now...

Wowsers, it would seem Biohell has had not one, but two good reviews this month, for which I'm very grateful. SciFi Now also have a "profile" of me, in which they have amusingly raided my website for information and pulled one of my pugly pictures for the mag. That means my mirror-crackin' mug has featured in two top Sciffy magazines during January 2009 - I'll be mugged in the street for my autograph at this rate (probably not, actually).
So then, Issue 24, Alasdair Morton makes some amusing comments on Biohell:
"The attitude which bristles throughout his prose is more often than not a perfect accompaniment to the guns and explosions", and
"It is a carnage strewn affair, with the action and zombie-bashing very much pushed to the forefront, and here Remic excels. His staccato prose is punchy and he delivers in the action stakes", and finally,
"it is a fun read, and one which is packed with enough zombie mayhem to keep you going... A winner with the Combat-K fans, and not a bad introduction to those new to Remic's work."
*Author note: Yeah yeah, I know, I'm just waiting for the real bad reviews to roll in now, ho ho. Critics are usually polarised on my work - either they like it lots, or they despise it. But at least they don't find it boring..... because, my friends, that would be the real crime. *Yawn*.
So, bring on the bad reviews!! I'm expecting a few :-)

Thursday, 22 January 2009

SFX Review & Interview

Biohell is starting to do the rounds, and received a very positive review in the February 2009 issue of SFX "The World's Number One Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine", out now.

Calum Waddell writes a cool review, awarding 4 stars out of 5, and giving some ace cover quotes. Check this:

"A tense and tightly plotted story of military survival, alien beasts and zombie girlfriends"... and

"Biohell can stake a claim as the finest viral nightmare since 28 Days Later"... and finally,

"Those with a sensitive stomach should be warned: this book may represent some kind of first in its graphic, and gruesome, depiction of a zombie vagina".

Cool, man :-)

SFX is out now, and contains a "Mind Probe" interview as well; a fuller interview can be found at:

Best Remic "interview" quote of the century: "What if, I extrapolated, Microsoft did tits? Well, you have to run with an idea like that"... It's coming, I predict: Microsoft and soft squidgy female* body parts........ you watch!!
*save male pie-eaters, of course.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

More Amazonia....

Here's the first Amazon-type post for BIOHELL, by a very kindly Mr Spuler:

Aaron Spuler said...
Posted November 24, 2008, 9:02 AM EST: Holy crap!I just finished Biohell and this book KICKED ASS!!! Andy Remic did a great job with it. I really loved how Franco was more of the main character this time. He is one crazy s.o.b., some of the stuff he did in Biohell was completely wild and over the top -- I loved every minute of it! Wonder what that says about me??? Out of all the books I've ever read (and that is A LOT), Franco Haggis has to be in the top three for my 'favorite characters' list. Was interesting to see the Combat-K universe from his perspective this time around.I'd been waiting for Biohell to come out for a little over a year now.... wanted to read it as soon as I finished War Machine last year (bought that one on its release date and read it as soon as I could). The Combat-K universe is my first introduction to the writing of Andy Remic, and because of these two books, I plan on picking up his earlier works (Spiral, Quake, Warhead).If you like combat, action, humor, and aren't afraid of a little profanity and gore (ok, maybe a lot of profanity and gore), then I wholeheartedly recommend this book to you. You don't necessarily NEED to read War Machine -- Biohell can stand alone on its own, but I highly recommend it. All I have to say is keep up the great work, Andy. I was thoroughly impressed with Biohell and I hope that you can get out Hardcore (part 3) by this time next year (or earlier?). I will be waiting in line to buy it. Anyway, just wanted to express my thanks for Combat-K -- may there be many more books in that series!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Amazon Reviews.

I don't, as a rule, check out Amazon reviews. I just cannot be bothered with the bad spelling and txt spk mte, and besides, have a full enough schedule writing anyway. However, I was drunk, waiting for my wife, and listening to some old toons (The Cure, their entire collection, to be exact), so browsed along for a bit of a peekaboo.

Anyway, this cheered me up no end. Got a couple of new reviews for War Machine that really made me LOL (if you'll excuse the illiterate text shite):

Pure Action, November 1, 2008
J. saldana "TennHorn" (Nashville, TN) - See all my reviews

Characters well developed and likable. The technology is interesting and the fast paced action will keep you reading late into the night. It is dark novel filled with death and sexual images so not for the kiddos. Science fantasy minded folk will enjoy, reminds me a little of Dan Abnett's work.

Cheers J. Saldana "TenHorn" from Nashville :-) Nice one.

Then I got this (well, it was posted earlier, but just read it... ho ho), and it reaffirmed my faith in humanity and a balanced viewpoint in order to stop writers' heads and overused pulp egos from promoting a DIY frontal-lobotomy.....

Horrible, poorly created characters., October 8, 2008
Chuckpa "Sci-reader"
War Machine is not just miliporn, it is poorly written miliporn. The character's are on dimensional and the plot is non existant beyond go there, get that. The premise is of a super elite squad of normal humans who will "do what it takes to win". The author's attempt at character is the protagnoist leader who is grieving over the loss of his wife and children, and his determination to "get their killer". Now any reader with half a brain will figure out the killer 80 pages in, just like any reader who has had any real relationships and actually has kids will not believe the ending. That aspect of the book alone makes this reviewer believe that it was actually written by a 13year old boy, who needs to have his closet checked and his babes w/ guns mags taken away. Or better yet, maybe his he-men with big guns mags. No matter what this work is the fevered dream of someone who has real weapons-phallic power issues. The work, and I can't be gentle about this, stinks. It is written for people who dream of being profiled in Soldier of Fortune and don't understand why women don't date them. This is a chickenhawk's form of miliporn, totally unrealistic and aburd. David Drake is a literary giant next to Remic and that is a crying shame.

Ha ha. Apparently I'm an "on dimensional" 13 year old, who's never had a woman and loves Soldier of Fortune magazine. Um. OK, Chuckpea, ho ho. You obviously got deep in my head there, sweetie. You are beautiful, insightful, and deserve a big sloppy tongue kiss for your psychological observations and inherent understanding of a writer's psyche. SLURP. There you go. Did you enjoy that?

And yeah, Chuckpoo, I agree, mate. I'm totally, utterly aburd.

Don't those AMAZON dudes just make you chortle!! What a bunch of geezers :-)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

SFX Review.

Yup, it's that time of year again! An impending SFX review of BIOHELL in issue 179, with accompanying interview and mag Q&A. Great fun, all of it!! Cheers Dave.
Extract: "What if, I extrapolated, Microsoft did tits?"

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

He Didn't Think It Too Many...

Just hit the 10K mark on Podiobooks for downloads of Spiral and War Machine (well, around 10,500 to be exact) - which ain't bad going for a flu-infected Mancunian warbler. Who are all these crazy people who listen to my podiobook gibberings? Crazy people, that's who.

Anyway, 10,500 downloads in 3 months is pretty cool, I thinks. If you want a slice of Remic Pie, then head over to

And remember, it's all TOTALLY FREE!!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Back to Business... 2009 - A Busy Year.

Upcoming Signing...

Saturday February 7, 2009 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Forbidden Planet Megastore
179 Shaftesbury AvenueLondon, England WC2H 8JR
Category: Media

On a planet teeming with corruption, guns, sex and designer drugs, a global technology company manufactures the Biomod Human Upgrade – and creates a zombie population packed with hardcore weaponry. Dropped into the midst of this wasteland of murder and mutation, the Combat-K squad must fight their way to the dark heart of Nano-Tek corporation. This is hard-hitting military science fiction to make you rethink everything you’ve read before!

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And Ben Vorlich...

Note the icicles on the dog's whiskers... ho ho.

More Mountain Pics... Beinn Tulaichean.

These were too good to keep to myself :-)

I've Been on the Mountain.

What a way to spend New Year/ Hogmanay. First, a hectic snowy climb up Beinn Tulaichean, just past Rob Roy's burial site (worth a visit), to stand in awe above the mist at over 3000 feet which flooded the valleys below. As you looked around, every peak you could see poking from the mist was a Munro!! Unbelievable. I've been on the mountain? Damn right. Never seen anything so stunning. Cooked German sausage with mustard, and watched God peel the top off the world.

Then back to the Ardlui Hotel at the north end of Loch Lomond for a five course meal of steak, salmon and venison with great friends and the bouncing kids. Lots of Guinness and whiskey, kilts, Hogmanay hugs and Scottish dancing. Magic.