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We’re halfway through the world’s largest literary festival’s 2015 bash here in Edinburgh, and on Sunday as I headed to an event celebrating a new poetry collection even our ever so changeable Scottish weather decided...

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Reviews: Twelve Kings

August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Twelve Kings, Bradley Beaulieu, Gollancz Bradley Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings immediately immerses you in a rich and vibrant world. The noisy spice markets, the urchin thieves, the shifting sands and the fighting pits are all as...

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Interviews: Mike Carrol talks Razorjack

August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following last week’s chat with Michael Carroll talking Ireland and Dredd with James Bacon (see here), we have a second helping of Mike for your delectation and delight, this time Richmond talks to Mike about...

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Reviews: Pierre Pevel’s Knight

July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Knight, Pierre Pevel, Gollancz Pierre Pevel’s Knight reads like a piece of historical fiction so much so that you feel almost as if you ought to have heard of the significant events it references before....

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Reviews: Wolfhound Century & Truth and Fear

July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wolfhound Century, Truth and Fear Peter Higgins, Gollancz Peter Higgins’ Wolfhound Century and its sequel, Truth and Fear, are both compelling and strangely dreamlike. Going in, I couldn’t help but picture Higgins’ world as a...

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“What is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures…” (the Mad Hatter’s tea party, by the great Tenniel) Our friends at the Cartoon Museum on London’s Little Russell Street have a trio of...

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The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock, Gollancz Remember the television series Life On Mars, about an injured copper displaced in time and trying to fit into a world that repelled and inspired him in equal measures?...

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News through earlier this week that Chris Riddell, author, artist, political cartoonist, is the 9th children’s laureate, his two-year term following on directly from previous laureate Malorie Blackman. The 53-year old has had a career...

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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

(director Nick Barley introducing some of the highlights from this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, pic from my Flickr) Yesterday morning I was at the launch for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival programme, our...

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This October sees the publication of the autobiography of one of our most beloved figures in the entire comics biz, Stan the man Lee, with, as is his wont, a very modestly titled book, Amazing...

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