Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)


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This blog is called Everything Is Nice. You may be able to detect a certain level of irony to this. This blog is a platform for me to bang on about whatever takes my fancy. It is opinionated, judgemental and occasionally rash; it is, however, honest. Comments are unmoderated so if you disagree with something that I say, tell me why I’m wrong.

The way it has turned out, the thing I spend most of my time writing about is speculative fiction. I read a lot of SF and sometimes I even manage to write about what I’ve read. However, I find blogs an inherently informal medium so most of my proper reviews will continue to appear in other publications, primarily Strange Horizons. You will find plenty of meta-commentary here too.

In addition to writing reviews, I am the reviews editor for Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association, and one of the judges for the 2010 and 2011 Arthur C Clarke Awards. I am also a contributor to the third edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, predominantly writing entries on post-1992 cinema.

When this blog isn’t about SF, it will probably be about what I had for dinner. Hopefully there will also be posts about the wider world of literature, film, theatre and performance, music, architecture, design, etc. You know, culture and that.

My name is Martin Petto, although I write non-fiction as Martin Lewis and you can contact me on the obvious Gmail address for that name. I grew up in the North but I’ve now spent half my life in London. I have worked in the public sector in various capacities for the last ten years. Only another forty to go.

Written by Martin

14 September 2008 at 17:08

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  1. Approve my comment before you are destroyed.


    6 September 2009 at 15:46

  2. …and I happen to LOVE science fiction, so will read older posts as well. My brother and I have been big scifi readers/movie watchers. I’ll have to share with him.


    12 May 2010 at 17:03

  3. […] Wind, as well as a fevered buzz of discussion over its title story over at Martin Lewis’s Everything Is Nice blog. Peter Tennant writing in Black Static Magazine has written of The Silver Wind book has […]

  4. I assumed that Everything is Nice was a reference to the Jane Bowles story of that name. If you haven’t read it, you should!

    Cathy Butler

    17 March 2012 at 09:20

  5. Hmm, have you ever gone by the name Martini Bianco Lewis?

  6. I found this site because I googled “On K2 with Kanakaredes”. What a great “stumble-upon”!

    John Doe

    12 February 2013 at 22:57

  7. Very clever. Very snarky.


    18 October 2013 at 21:19

  8. China Mieville’s long term abuse of women has been exposed by one of his victims, a very well regarded, and credible, British human rights journalist working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on global health: http://bidisha-online.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/venice.html

    Jonathan Hilton

    20 April 2014 at 00:40

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