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Month: November 2017

9 new books for December

by Paul

Categories: Books

We’re coming up on the end of the year already, and like most of the rest of us publishers will be shutting down for a goodly chunk of it. But there’s still a handful of books coming out this month, and you’re likely to find something to appeal to you in this little lot. Survival […]

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Clarke at 100: The Hammer of God

by Paul

The Hammer of God was not quite the last solo novel that Arthur C. Clarke wrote (that honour goes to 3001, The Final Odyssey), but it could lay claim to being the worst solo novel he wrote. It’s an expansion of a short story, also called “The Hammer of God”, that came out the year before, […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

Categories: Links

Just noticed all the sites we’ve got bookmarked, and realised we must be overdue for another set of links. The theme this time around is global sf (when is it not?), so let’s start with sf by black authors. The release of posters for the forthcoming Marvel movie of Black Panther prompted this post itemising […]

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10 more novels that would make great presents

by Paul

This is the second of our posts about the books that would make great gifts for the holiday season. And, as before, we’re picking up on what others have said about them. Raven Stratagem – Yoon Ha Lee I adored Yoon Ha Lee’s debut novel Ninefox Gambit (2016), and it garnered a well-deserved Hugo Award nomination this […]

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10 Novels that make great presents

by Paul

Categories: Books

It’s that time of year, again, isn’t it. When we start thinking about what would make a good present for someone, or perhaps more importantly, what we’d like to suggest would make a good present for ourselves. Well, we’re lucky, because there’ve been some absolutely top notch sf novels out this year, any one of […]

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5 of the Best: Nina Allan

by Paul

Categories: Lists

If you’re looking for which of the newer generation of writers is going to be the next big thing, it might be worth keeping your eyes on Nina Allan. She’s already published a handful of books, most of them short story collections. Each is better than the last, and each is getting a lot of […]

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Nommo Award Winners announced

by Paul

Categories: Awards

The winners of the first Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have been announced at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria.     Best Novel Rosewater by Tade Thompson (and it has just been announced that this is the first volume in a trilogy, which will be published by Orbit next year). Best Novella […]

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New, from three of the biggest stars of British SF

by Paul

Categories: Books

Another problem with the blog, or rather, it would seem to be a hangover from the previous issue. And we think we’ve finally sorted it out now (cross fingers, touch wood, and any other good luck gesture you can think of). It came at an irritating time, though, since I’d wanted to put this post […]

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13 new books to look out for in November

by Paul

Good grief, we’re already close to the end of the year. And November sees something of a lull in sf publishing. Certainly there are fewer books that have caught our eye than in recent months. But the list still includes a couple of real biggies. Shadow Sun Seven by Spencer Ellsworth First up is a […]

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