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  • Titan Books are rereleasing the 24 books of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a unified set. This is the fifth, following Captain America: The First Avenger which I reviewed HERE, and Iron Man 2, which I reviewed HERE. With this book we’re back to 2012 and the first film in the Marvel Avengers sequence, after…
  • Bulgarian/Balkan myth comes alive (or undead) in Foul Days by Genovena Dimova, which is the first part of her Witch’s Compendium of Monsters duology and her debut novel. A fire witch by the name of Kosara lives in Chernograd, a walled city where she fights monsters.  The Foul Days of the novel’s title refers to…
  • I have always fancied travelling on one of those luxury train journeys. Stepping into the footsteps left by explorer Michael Palin (or perhaps less so ex-Conservative MP Michael Portillo), the idea of sitting in comfort whilst travelling to a new destination, watching the world go by with perhaps a book (or books!) and tea for…
  • The Nebula Awards ® for 2023, presented on June 8th 2024, have been announced. These results are as follows: 2023 Nebula Awards® Best Novel  Winner: The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera, published by Tordotcom The Water Outlaws by S. L. Huang, published by Tordotcom and Solaris UK Translation State by Ann Leckie, published by Orbit US and Orbit UK The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz, published by Tor and Orbit UK Shigidi and…
  • So: here’s a story about how it took me 44 years to finally get a story collection. Quick background for context. It is 1980. I was 16. By this time I’d spent a few years reading fantasy, horror and science fiction. I was still finding my way, though – I had read every Robert Heinlein…
  • Historical fiction readers, if I said “Regency novel” to you, what comes to your mind? Elegant dresses, lavish house parties, coffee house meetings, callous  whispers behind elegant manners and Jane Austen, perhaps? Well – hands on the table, it did to me. I will go further and say that it’s not normally my sort of…
  • With her latest, S T Gibson has gone all Witches of Eastwick… set in modern-day Boston, Evocation tells of an occult elite, working under the radar of most people. Although magic, tarot cards and demons are part of the setting, the book is really about a love triangle between the arrogant David Aristarkov, his ex-lover…
  • Titan Books are rereleasing the 24 books of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a unified set. This is the fourth, following Iron Man 2, which I reviewed HERE. So, like last time…. Imagine that it is now 2011. Iron Man 2 was released last year, and was fairly well received critically. It also earned over…
  • In the year 2180, Lieutenant Selene Genji of the Unified Fleet sees Earth destroyed, despite the Unified Fleet’s attempt to stop it. The resultant shockwaves generated by the superweapon used causes Genji to be sent back to 2140, and is found by Kayl Owen, one of the Earth Guard (the predecessor to the Unified Fleet.)…
  • Horror novels about horror has become a genre unto itself in recent years, self-aware stories are often popular. Novels like Grady Hendrix’s The Final Girls Support Group, Rachel Harrison’s Black Sheep, The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones, The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman. Now comes Christina Henry’s The House that Horror Built, in…