The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
 

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

Review

 
The Anointed by Keith Ward – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
 

The Anointed

SPFBO #4 Finals Review

 
Mind Machines by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires
 

Mind Machines

Review

 

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Introduction to Visual Novels

Introduction to Visual Novels 

Interactive fiction games have been around for some while now: the original grandparents being the old-fashioned, non-linear game books and their more recent, upbeat offspring called text adventures. Whilst the latter only allows software-based text to forge your own path (most often through puzzles), and game books require the reader to choose set options to […]

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Are You Alice? by Ai Ninomiya and Ikumi Katagiri

Are You Alice? by Ai Ninomiya and Ikumi Katagiri
4

“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.” Let’s be honest, Alice in Wonderland adaptations and spin-offs are hardly rare nowadays. I can name at least five manga related to the classic tale (though there are a lot more), there is the […]

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My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the family-favourite animated movie, My Neighbour Totoro, Viz Media published the story in novel format, as well as featuring a new edition of the previous picture book. Released in 1988, My Neighbour Totoro was the third movie of Studio Ghibli, producers of other highly successful and beloved titles like […]

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Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama – Manga vs Anime

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama – Manga vs Anime 

One of this season’s anime sensations is based on Hajime Isayama’s manga with the same title, Attack on Titan. The series has been called a “one-in-a-decade hit” with its extremely popular anime adaptation, followed by over 20 million manga copies sold in Japan. The Attack on Titan anime has won multiple awards (e.g. Newtype Anime […]

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07-Ghost by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara

07-Ghost by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara
5

Creators Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara deeply remind me of George R. R. Martin – they love to kill off beloved characters, and torture their fans by not letting go of this bad habit. Furthermore, they are exceptionally talented at creating a complex and appealing world with its own rules, gods and kingdoms. Should this […]

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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
5

What happens, when the god of change and chaos goes to war with his orderly brother? Well, he loses the fight, earning himself a prison of human flesh and full obedience to mere mortals, the worshippers of his enemy. Fast-forward some thousand years, and he is quite angry and bored of his situation. Still serving […]

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Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden by Yuu Watase

Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden by Yuu Watase
5

Are you familiar with manga? If not, maybe it’s time to fill that blank spot. Also called graphic novels or comic books, their roots go way back into Japanese history. In the Land of the Rising Sun, you’ll find it popular with people of all ages. There is a wide range of genres to choose […]

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Cold Magic by Kate Elliott

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
3.5

Orbit Books have the most spectacular, eye-catching book-cover designs available – which honestly, is one of the main reasons I decided to pick up Cold Magic, book one of Kate Elliott’s The Spiritwalker Trilogy. As for the soul of the volume, the setting: we find ourselves in an altered Europe with strong hints of an […]

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