The Sunken by S.C. Green

The Sunken by S.C. Green, Grymm & Epic Publishing, available on Amazon. It’s 1830s London. Increasing numbers of dragons are invading the city. King George III is still alive but slowly degenerating into a mad, flesh-eating, blood-sucking monster. Science, art and engineering are the politics, religion and philosophy of the masses and the Royal Society […]

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Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson

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Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson, The Friday Project (Harper Collins NZ) A highly original debut novel from a New Zealand writer, Of Things Gone Astray is witty, moving and thoughtful. On a normal morning in London things start disappearing for a small group of characters. Things like a sense of direction, a workplace […]

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Book review: Wake by Elizabeth Knox

Wake by Elizabeth Knox, Victoria University Press, ISBN9780864737700, RRP $35 I have to confess: I have a huge reader and blogger crush on Elizabeth Knox. Not only has she given me some amazing and mind-blowing reads (Black Oxen, The Vintner’s Luck, the Dreamhunter series), she’s accomplished at that literary/genre/audience hopping trick AND she’s amazingly accessible […]

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Book Review: Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett, Doubleday, ISBN9780857522276, RRP $49.99 It is by turns amazing and fortunate (for us readers) that Discworld is now 40; Raising Steam is the 40th novel in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Look, you all know how I feel about Pratchett, and if this is your first time visiting (Aloha!) then look around! […]

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An Interview with Stephen Minchin from Steam Press

For those of you who don’t know, Steam Press is a local (Wellington, but don’t hold that against them) speculative fiction publisher that is, in the words of yours truly, “the kiwi publishers to watch now“. They’ve already published some truly fantastic titles including The Factory World, Mansfield with Monsters and The Prince of Soul […]

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