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Kate Atkinson

A Brief History of Time Travel: 6 Key Books

by Paul

So far this year, we’ve looked forward in time to consider the books that will be coming out this month, then travelled back in time to the very beginnings of science fiction. Since we’re still recovering from this literary jetlag, it seems only appropriate to look at the history of this literary device. We’ve picked […]

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12 Great New SF Titles to start 2017

by Paul

Hi, have a good break? I did, but I’m glad to be back at the blog. Particularly as there’s so much going on this year. And if the books coming out in January are anything to go by, it’s going to be a great year in science fiction. Just look at these books: 4 3 […]

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Book Review: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

by Paul

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Science fiction is about the new, the strange, encountering things that take us in different directions. So why do so many science fiction novels feel familiar? Sometimes it seems that to discover works that really do open up new areas, we have to turn to that zone where science fiction and the mainstream rub uneasily […]

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The A-Z of Female SF Writers (Best of Female Science Fiction): A

by Paul

Quite a number of the mainstream writers who have also written sf seem to come at the beginning of the alphabet. There’s Margaret Atwood, of course (The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, Maddaddam) and if you love stories that twist time, why haven’t you already read Life After Life by Kate […]

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