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A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

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Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books Oh now this was an absolute delight to read. There has been a large trend in the last couple of decades for  urban fantasies, depicting a world that is...

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Reviews: the Delirium Brief

July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross, Orbit Books The latest volume in the brilliant Laundry Files arrives from the delightfully warped brain of Charlie Stross. I’ve enjoyed Charlie’s books for many years, but I have an...

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Reviews: the Boy on the Bridge

June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Boy on the Bridge, Mike Carey, Orbit Books I’ve long enjoyed Mike Carey’s writing, both his comics work and his prose, and his Girl With All the Gifts (also published by Orbit), was one...

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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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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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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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Ten Minutes on Mars, Jonathan Fisher One of my favourtite albums from way back in the day was Black And White by The Stranglers, four men on top of their game with something to say...

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