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Stephen Cox
Author Q&A

Stephen Cox – Q&A

Stephen has his new book, ‘Our Child of Two Worlds’ (9781787471627), coming out at the end of March. This is the follow-up to ‘Our Child of the Stars’ a massively well-received debut novel set in the world of the Vietnam War and Woodstock, and absolutely nothing to do with the Beverly Hillbillies. What came first …

Monkey Man
Book Review

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 …

Agency
Book Review

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 …

Black Sun
Book Review

Black Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse. Rebellion. (400p) ISBN 9781781089477 I was lucky enough to get a copy of this from NetGalley to read and give an honest review. This is the story of Old Gods, blood magic, sacrifice, murder, revenge, and of course love. Set in a fictional representation of a world with similarities to the Mesoamerican cultures …

VOX
Book Review

VOX

Christina Dalcher. HarperCollins. (400p) ISBN 9780008300678 I was so late to the VOX party amongst my colleagues, and I have no idea why? It hits all the right targets for me a feminist dystopia looking at what could feasibly happen if we extrapolate from current trends. Vox is set in an imaginable near-future where the …

The Power
Book Review

The Power

Naomi Alderman. Penguin Books. (352p) ISBN 9780670919963 Naomi Alderman’s novel ‘The Power’ is a well-deserved winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. Naomi takes the idea of a change to which gender holds the reins of power and moves it along logical lines to a logical outcome, the end of the book gives …

Meddling Kids
Book Review

Meddling Kids

Edgar Cantero. Titan Books. (322p) ISBN 9781785658761 Scooby Doo meets Cthulhu, with a smattering of Evil Dead. I had great hopes for Meddling Kids being a rollicking read with loads of adventure an chthonic mysteries, and do you know what? It delivered! Ancient evils, intelligent dogs, creepy old people, friendly local sheriff, First Nation character, …

Ministry of Pandemonium
Book Review

Ministry of Pandemonium

Chris Westwood. Francis Lincoln Publishers. (384p) ISBN 9781847801906 From the moment he saw Mr. October in the graveyard, Ben Harvester’s life changed. Ministry of Pandemonium is the first in a series of supernatural YA books by Chris Westwood, exploring the hidden side of London, the supernatural ‘behind the curtain’ type of story that I love. …

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