Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: Fifth Seven to Fall
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5

Fifth Six to Fall

 
Paternus: Rise of Gods – Hardbacks Kickstarter – Ends Today!
 

Paternus: Rise of Gods

Hardbacks Kickstarter - Ends Today!

 
NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part One
 

NaNoWriMo 2019

My Personal Experience – Part One

 

Browsing all articles by Max Edwards.

Tom Pollock Interview

Tom Pollock Interview 

Tom Pollock’s debut YA urban fantasy novel, The City’s Son, was released in 2012 to much acclaim. With the newest addition to his Skyscraper Throne series due out tomorrow in the UK, Tom was nice enough to stop by and tell us a little bit about the book and give us some more insight into […]

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Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
4.5

The universe’s mysteries are innumerable, unknowable and perhaps inconceivable, but science fiction takes a hold and shakes them out into the written word. Clarke brings them into our collective consciousness throughout his writings, no more so than here. He explores and plays with ideas so thought provoking and so well, that Asimov himself agreed that […]

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Layers of Reality

Layers of Reality 

As an English Undergraduate at a UK university, I often feel an obscene sense of guilt and embarrassment when asked what, specifically, I enjoy reading. When I respond with “science fiction and fantasy”, I’m greeted with blank stares, or, worse, with outright derision. “What do you read those for?” is the implied question, “they have […]

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Why is SF not considered literary?

Why is SF not considered literary? 

Disclaimer: A quick point to make before I begin: the ‘SF’ in the title refers to ‘Speculative Fiction’ and not ‘Science Fiction’, and thus incorporates Fantasy within it. Science Fiction, Fantasy and the ‘literary’ have famously not got on in the past. Take Britain’s premier Literary Fiction award, the Man Booker Prize: it has had […]

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Embassytown by China Miéville

Embassytown by China Miéville
4

My goodness gracious me is there a lot to get through your poor little brain in this book. From the great literary mind of China Miéville, comes this romp through ‘true’ science fiction, set apart from his ‘Weird Fiction’ of the Bas-Lag series and his three other books set, recognisably, on – or near – […]

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Sci-Fri

Sci-Fri 

Sci-Fri is a new series of Friday articles on science fiction, primarily by myself, Max Edwards, with other contributors occasionally. What has science fiction got to do with fantasy? Well my first article, Is Sci-Fi Literature?, explains. The Inexorable Link Between Science Fiction and Fantasy Well, let’s start, as all good arguments do, with a […]

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Feed by Mira Grant

Feed by Mira Grant
4.5

It’s somewhat appropriate to write a blog post about Mira Grant’s Feed, seeing as its concerned not only with zombies, but blogging too. Here one comes and all – an attempt to review a truly wonderful book. Feed concerns the journeys of a group of professional bloggers who join the news team of a Republican […]

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Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson – Series Overview

Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson – Series Overview 

Why, Mr. Sanderson, why? I loved the first two Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson. I recommended them even. Book one, Final Empire, was an excellent tale of orphan –> saviour, with a nice death scene, some good struggle and an apparent stand-alone. The sequel, The Well of Ascension, seemed difficult, but pulled off well the […]

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