Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley lives in West Sussex and writes prose, poetry, and non-fiction. Her first two comic novels were published by Macmillan, and her collection of speculative short stories, Witchcraft in the Harem, was published by Dog Horn Publishing in April 2013. She has written for Lonely Planet, The Guardian, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Strange Horizons, Word Riot, Per Contra, Smokelong, and many others. Her website can be found at aliyawhiteley.wordpress.com

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Joss Whedon: Geek King Of The Universe review

Aliya Whiteley Review Jul 18, 2014

Aliya reviews Amy Pascale's biography of Joss Whedon, a chronological look at the many beloved projects he's worked on...

Looking back at Bill Murray's lost sci-fi movie

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jul 14, 2014

Nothing Lasts Forever is a 1984 sci-fi movie with Zach Galligan and Bill Murray that disappeared. Yet it's resurfaced.

Stalingrad 3D Blu-ray review

Aliya Whiteley Review Jul 9, 2014

Aliya's blown away by the scale of this Russian WWII movie, but feels oddly distanced from it all the same...

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist DVD review

Aliya Whiteley Review Jul 3, 2014

A sad but occasionally beautiful documentary about a tragic story - so, more than just a sports documentary, then? Here's Aliya's review...

Den Of Geek Book Club: Pictures At A Revolution

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jul 1, 2014

This month's film and TV non-fiction book choice is Mark Harris' Pictures At A Revolution...

Looking back at Peter Sellers in Hoffman

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jul 1, 2014

Aliya looks back at the film Peter Sellers wanted destroyed and finds it very, very dark indeed...

The Art Of Neil Gaiman review

Aliya Whiteley Review Jun 23, 2014

Aliya reviews Hayley Campbell's book on the life, work and art of Neil Gaiman...

Remembering Robert Mitchum

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jun 11, 2014

He might not have wanted to be called an actor, but Robert Mitchum was still a pretty great one. Aliya recommends his best movies...

Parenting, according to 1990s sci-fi movies

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jun 5, 2014

Fighting interstellar war or saving the world from invaders is tough, but it's nowhere near as hard as raising the next generation...

Den Of Geek Book Club: Who On Earth Is Tom Baker?

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jun 2, 2014

Welcome to our inaugural Book Club meeting, putting Tom Baker's 1997 autobiography under discussion...

Looking back at Bedazzled

Aliya Whiteley Feature May 21, 2014

Aliya takes a look back at a smart, biting, but devilishly funny comedy starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore...

Generation War Blu-ray review

Aliya Whiteley Review May 19, 2014

There have been plenty of films made about World War II before, but this new three-part series has something new to say...

Join the Den Of Geek Book Club

Aliya Whiteley Kaci Ferrell News May 16, 2014

Welcome to the Den Of Geek Book Club! A club in which Den Of Geek readers will read books...

The acting roles of Richard Attenborough

Aliya Whiteley Feature Apr 3, 2014

Tend to think of Richard Attenborough as a kindly old man? Aliya digs into his early career to find some far nastier roles...

Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, and Hammer Horror

Aliya Whiteley Feature Mar 24, 2014

Think of women in classic Hammer Horror movies and you probably imagine cleavage and fangs, but the studio worked with some of the greats

Mystery DVD Club: Stonehenge Apocalypse

Aliya Whiteley Feature Feb 27, 2014

This isn't a good film. But Aliya might have found a way to enjoy it anyway, lasers and all...

Remembering Anton Walbrook

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jan 29, 2014

Aliya recounts five of the best performances from the wonderful Anton Walbrook...

That's Entertainment! and the role of the compilation film

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jan 28, 2014

Now we've got YouTube, we might not need compilations of iconic clips, but That's Entertainment! filled a special need back in the 70s...

How High Road To China broke all the rules of adventure movies

Aliya Whiteley Feature Jan 10, 2014

High Road To China might be dismissed as an Indiana Jones wannabe, but Aliya reckons it's more interesting than that...

Top 10 films of 2013: Stoker

Aliya Whiteley Odd List Dec 20, 2013

At 8th place in our writers' round up of the best films of the year, here's Chan-wook Park's English language debut...

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