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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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Absolutely loving this! Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti reads from one of the most famous books to come out of the great publishing houses of Ursa Minor (more popular than the Celestial...

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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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