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Reviews: David Gemmell’s Rhyming Rings

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rhyming Rings, David Gemmell, Gollancz I haven’t read much of Gemmell’s body of work, despite being a huge fantasy reader. Something about his books put me off at an early age, though now I am...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #112

May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yes, it’s that time of week again, so here are some news stories and links we spotted over the last few days, handily rounded up for your perusal: Sad news this week – 2000 AD...

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Rig, Jon Wallace, Gollancz Back in 2014 I was offered an advance copy of a novel by a writer I knew only from short stories in the likes of Interzone (still a great place for...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #111

May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep, time once more for our weekly quick-hit, cut-out-and-keep round up of links and news we spotted over the last few days:   It’s with great pleasure that we point this out to you, FPI...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #110

May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep,  end of the week again and that means time for our quick-hit round up of news and links that we spotted over the last few days… Greg Taylor on the Daily Grail has a...

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You know spring is in the air when the shortlist for the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Awards – the pre-eminent gongs in the UK for literary science fiction – are announced. The nominees this year,...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #107

April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fancy a quick spin round some comics and SF news? Yeah, me too…...

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Reviews: Elizabeth Moon’s Cold Welcome

April 11, 2017 | 1 Comments

Cold Welcome, Elizabeth Moon, Orbit Books (Cover art by Steve Stone, design by Sean Garrehy) How have I gone this long without hearing about Elizabeth Moon? First of all, Elizabeth Moon is an amazing name,...

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The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North, Orbit I knew that Claire North’s new book, “The Sudden Appearance of Hope” was about a girl who everyone forgot. I was expecting this to be a story...

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Chalk, Paul Cornell, Tor Books (cover design by Peter Lutjen) The great publisher of SF&F, Tor, has been doing a cracking run of shorter books recently, some by new talent, some by existing, some very...

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