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John and Sandra at one of our fave creative teams, Metaphrog, tell us that they will be back at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer. The main programme for August is still under wraps...

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Last night saw one of the highlights of the UK’s literary science fiction scene with the Arthur C Clarke Awards ceremony taking place in Foyles in London. The winner this year was Emily St John...

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The Scarlet Gospels, Clive Barker, Macmillan Occult detective Harry D’Amour descends into Hell in order to rescue his lost friend Norma Paine from the clutches of Hell Priest and lead Cenobite of The order Of...

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Reviews: Guns of the Dawn

April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tor Adrian Tchaikovsky is a name that has always been on the periphery of my awareness. More than once mentioned in the same sentence as authors whose work I...

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Banned books

April 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

The LA Times reports on the American Library Association‘s annual list of “Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books”, drawing on some three hundred reports of attempts by community members to have books removed from...

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I am utterly delighted to see the wonderful Ursula Le Guin and her works being celebrated at the moment – as BBC Radio 4 gives us a fascinating ┬áinterview with Ursula by Naomi Alderman (with...

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Target: WHO?

April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Obsession. Dedication. Inspiration… a bit of all three perhaps? That’s what I thought when I saw Andrew-Mark Thompson’s fabulous series of Target book covers for the modern series of Doctor Who, starting with the very...

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Books: the Arthur C Clarke Awards shortlist

April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we continue to gallop into awards season (the somewhat controversial Hugo awards just announced a few days ago), we hit what for me is always one of the high points of the year for...

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Awards: Hugo shortlist announced

April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re well into awards season, with a gross of awards shortlists still to come in the next few weeks. One of the major awards in science fiction and fantasy, the Hugo Awards, announced their shortlist...

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Interviews: James talks to Anton Marks

April 1, 2015 | 1 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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