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Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce

Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce
4.5

Spoilers Warning: This review contains spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. “He was born under a dark moon.” I grew-up with a hearty, diverse digestion of equestrian nonfiction: Anna Sewell’s Victorian Black Beauty, Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion series and Will James’ Western Smoky the Cowhorse. Peter S. […]

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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
4

If ever there was a case to be made for not judging a book by its cover, this is it. The cover sat before me shows the face of a planet in hues of blue. The only thing it’s safe for you to deduce is that the novel is set in space. To be honest, […]

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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
4

My first introduction to The Man in the High Castle was not in printed format – I first watched the adaptation that Amazon produced. I was intrigued by the concept of an alternate reality where World War II culminates in the triumph of the Axis powers. The first season of the show was gripping and […]

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M. John Harrison Interview – You Should Come With Me Now

M. John Harrison Interview – You Should Come With Me Now 

M. John Harrison’s first story was published in New Worlds in 1968. Since then he has proved himself one of the most interesting writers in genre. His Viriconium stories, beginning with The Pastel City (1971), use a decaying city on the edge of time to explore the very nature of fantasy and escapism, while the […]

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Space Mavericks by Michael Kring

Space Mavericks by Michael Kring
5

“I activated.” And on those words you are carried away into a world of adventure and action. Actually, as this is sci-fi, more than one world. I own two copies of this book. I had to buy a second when the first started to fall apart from many years of re-reading. In fact, I just […]

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The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker

The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker
5

The Company novels have finally become true science fiction. (I say finally, though I will gladly admit that I loved cyborgs in history). After a brief sojourn in a year some readers of this blog may remember – 1996 – we’re off to the future. The twenty-first century (about fifty years in our future), the […]

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Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien

Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien
4

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien contains echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Rapunzel, and the Orpheus and Persephone myths. In it, Lúthien—a demigod elf princess whom Tolkien refers to both as a “mere maid” and “the greatest of the children of Iluvatar”—singlehandedly defeats Morgoth, the Big Bad of the First Age of Middle Earth. The story […]

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10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston

10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston 

Angry Robot is proud to announce another new addition to their ever-growing robot army: our own Fantasy-Faction forum-ite Cameron Johnston! His debut publication will arrive in June 2018 and we have the privilege of hosting him today! Here he is to talk about some of the science fiction stories that shaped him and his novel, The […]

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The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review
4.5

The Empire Trilogy is a collaborative political fantasy series by the American writers Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. It is also a part of the larger Riftwar series by Feist, although you don’t have to read it to read this trilogy. The trilogy begins with Daughter of the Empire; the main character is Mara […]

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Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker

Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker
5

As I think back to my Sky Coyote review, I have to wonder how I could have prized Joseph over Mendoza. Yes, Mendoza is rather colder and more humorless than Joseph, but she puts so much more meat in a story than he does. That said, be warned: Mendoza in Hollywood is not the light […]

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The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
5

The Blue Sword takes place in a setting reminiscent of British Imperialism, where the Homelanders have occupied the Royal Province of Daria for a generation. Penniless and with few prospects after the deaths of her parents, Harry Crewe is sent to join her brother, a soldier at the remote desert outpost. While she finds life […]

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Sky Coyote by Kage Baker

Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
5

I return to the world of Dr. Zeus and his company this month, although in a very different manner from last time. Sky Coyote, the second book in the series, is very different from The Garden of Iden, not least because it is set on a different continent and in a different century. The protagonist […]

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