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  • Imagine discovering what author Robert Sawyer calls “the best of the best culled for you, curated and selected in a single volume every year.”   This is what you get with the annual Writers of the Future anthology. This year’s collection is my favourite so far (details below). The writing competition was started by the L…
  • The first book of this duology, Infinity Gate, was perhaps my favourite read of 2023, so this second part has a great deal to live up to. (Please note: there are minor spoilers for Infinity Gate that follow.) The war between the organic species of the Pandominion and the machine-intelligence hegemony called the Ansurrection has…
  • Next week sees the publication by Tor of Ravensong in paperback, the second book in TJ Klune’s Green Creek series.   Ravensong is a heartwarming coming-of-age tale, packed with werewolves, magic and an electric romance. TJ Klune has an army of fans behind him, with much love to his standalones The House in the Cerulean…
  • It has been roughly three years since Christopher Buehlman’s The Blacktongue Thief released to great acclaim (including a very positive review from yours truly).  Readers have been anxiously awaiting the next tale in this world and with The Daughter’s War, Buehlman delivers, though somewhat unexpectedly. He takes the story back a little, giving readers a…
  • 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…