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Interviews: James talks to Anton Marks

April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anton Marks is an author of genre fiction who also happens to be a Black train driver of Caribbean heritage living in London. He writes brilliant fiction, and his protagonists in his most recent supernatural...

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Chris Schweizer’s Harry Potter reworkings… “About a year and a half ago I posted a bunch of Harry Potter character drawings, but I realized recently that the whole point of them was to eschew the...

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Two superb authors, Michael Chabon (who should be on anyone’s must-read list) and Neil Gaiman (I don’t really need to remind you of how remarkable a word-spinner Neil is) are recorded in this video in...

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Reviews: The Word For World is Forest

March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Word For World is Forest, Ursula K Le Guin, Gollancz SF Masterworks Originally published in 1972 as a novella in Again, Dangerous Visions (edited by the great Harlan Ellison, who suggested the title –...

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Books: Get Folk’d at FPI Belfast

March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Regulars in our Belfast store will be no stranger to the works of Laurence Donaghy, who has graced the Belfast store before to sign his well-received novels. Now with The Blackstaff Press releasing Completely Folk’d...

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The Deep, Nick Cutter, Gallery Books, You know, even the very name of the author of this novel had a touch of fiction about it. At least I thought so as I handled an uncorrected...

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The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis, Orbit Books “Clockmakers lie.” Ian Tregillis first came to my attention when Orbit published his Milkweed series, starting with Bitter Seed, a fascinating and very well constructed trilogy – or perhaps...

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Books: RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett

March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

News just breaking this afternoon, sad news that I imagine many legions of readers have known would come but dreaded its arrival: we lost Sir Terry Pratchett, one of our most wonderful wizards of words,...

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Julius Zebra – Rumble With The Romans Gary Northfield Walker Books C’mon, look at the cover… googly-eyed, slack jawed Zebra … in gladiator get-up! What more could you really want? Yes, thankfully, he’s sticking to form...

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Son of the Morning, Mark Alder, Gollancz From the outset I liked the idea of this book. For the most part the Hundred Years War was documented by monks who were forever proclaiming that god...

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