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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #172

July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to update you with some news and links spotted over the last few days with another Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense)! Shazam! Trailer drops The...

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Reviews: the Art of Solo, a Star Wars Story

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Art of Solo, a Star Wars Story, Phil Szostak, Abrams Books I think it is fair to say that the Solo movie underperformed dreadfully at the box office (relative to other Star Wars films,...

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The thirty second Arthur C Clarke Award – the UK’s most presitgious celebration of written science fiction – took place in a ceremony in the famous Foyles bookstore in London last night, with Anne Charnock...

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Reviews: Ravencry

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark Book Two, Ed McDonald, Gollancz (cover design by Dan Smith) I didn’t love Blackwing and I could never quite put my finger on why. It had everything I wanted from a...

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Dreadful Company, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books (delectable cover art by Will Staehle) “An absolute delight.” That was what I said about the first of Vivian Shaw’s Great Helsing novels, Strange Practice, around this time last...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #169

July 6, 2018 | 1 Comments

It’s Friday and that means it is time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense), Richard and Joe’s weekly round up of news and links spotted over the last few days: Peter Firmin, RIP Sad news as...

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Before Mars, Emma Newman, Gollancz Planetfall and After Atlas were both some of the most interesting and emotionally immersive speculative fiction I have ever read, and I’m happy to report that Before Mars is no...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #168

June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our regular round up of news and links spotted over the last few days and brought to you by Richard and Joe, yes, it’s time for Stuff...

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Reviews: high tension in Adrift

June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Adrift, Rob Boffard, Orbit Books (cover design by Charlotte Stroomer) With a history degree and little chance of going straight from college to a nice museum job, and reluctant to take a post with her...

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I was at the launch for the programme for this summer’s Edinburgh International Book Festival just before the weekend, and as is now pretty traditional on here, I have been scouring through the (literally) hundreds...

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