The Photography Ideas Book
Book Review

The Photography Ideas Book

Lorna Yabsley. Octopus Publishing. (176p) ISBN 9781781576663 I picked this book up at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead along with several others of the same series on a recent trip. I’ve been feeling very stale about my photography recently and was looking for books to help stimulate and inspire. This is an …

Deep Wheel Orcadia
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Deep Wheel Orcadia

Harry Josephine Giles. Picador Poetry. (164p) ISBN 9781529066609 This has been one of my most anticipated releases of the year ever since I saw it mentioned in The Bookseller. A space odyssey science fiction novel written in the Orcadian dialect in the form of an epic poem, if this isn’t enough to sell it to …

2 Tone Comics
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2 Tone Comics, Hebden Bridge

Contact: 40 Market Street Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 6AA Telephone: 01422 845666 Email: amonkey21@aol.com Website: http://www.2tonecomics.com/ Instagram: @2_tone_comics Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2-Tone-Comics-121609787880984/ 2 Tone Comics is a comic shop in Hebden Bridge, one of my favourite towns in West Yorkshire. I’ve not had a chance to visit them yet but from exploring their Facebook page they …

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep
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Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep

Philip Reeve. David Fickling Books. (288p) ISBN 9781788452373 A book I’d requested through work as I’m a huge fan of Mortal Engines (plus Philip Reeve’s other works). This latest book is a magnificent middle grade fantasy adventure following Utterly Dark, the ward of The Watcher of Wildsea. When her ward drowns it sets a chain …

Monkey Man
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Monkey Man

Takuji Ichikawa. Red Circle Authors. (92p) ISBN 9781912864126 I received this from Red Circle Authors after Richard from the press thought this might be of interest to me, after looking at it I agreed as it had so many ticks on my interest list. Speculative fiction, translated fiction, short story, Japanese culture, indie press, and …

Cecily
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Cecily

Annie Garthwaite. Penguin. (384p) ISBN 9780241476871 This gorgeous looking book arrived at work and I made sure that I was first to grab it! When I got it home I was all prepared to start it straight away but someone else saw it and grabbed it and as they were reading it told me how …

Igifu
Book Review

Igifu

Scholastique Mukasonga. Archipelago Books. (160p) ISBN 9781939810786 It’s August so that must mean it’s Women in Translation month. I’d already lined up quite a lot of novels and novellas for the month I was in the mood for some short story collections and did a shout out on Twitter for some suggestions. Igifu was one …

Agency
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Agency

William Gibson. Penguin. (416p) ISBN 9780241974575 I’m a huge fan of William Gibson (I’ve not got a collection of Neuromancer in different editions…) and am always waiting for his next book with great anticipation, waiting to see where he takes us next. In Agency, he gives us a ‘prequel and sequel’ to The Peripheral. Like …

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