The Midderlands – OSR Setting Mega Review
 

The Midderlands

RPG Setting Mega Review

 
Terry Pratchett and the Fantastical Power of Similes
 

Pratchett & the Fantastical Power of Similes

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The Stone Road by G. R. Matthews
 

The Stone Road

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Black Man (a.k.a. Thirteen) by Richard Morgan

Black Man (a.k.a. Thirteen) by Richard Morgan
4

Carl Marsalis is a Variant Thirteen, a genetically-engineered throwback to a strain of human that died out thousands of years ago. He is a tough, aggressive loner, instinctively cunning and brutal, predisposed not to follow rules. Thirteens are used as elite soldiers by the government and forcibly retired to Mars, where they can be kept […]

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Dale Lucas Interview – Friendly Fire

Dale Lucas Interview – Friendly Fire 

Dale Lucas, film reviewer and indie fantasy author, had his first Big Five debut last year, with First Watch, first book in The Fifth Ward series. The book came out to much acclaim and its sequel, Friendly Fire, is out this week! Today we are lucky enough to have the author himself here to tell […]

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Jordskott: Seasons 1 and 2 – TV Series Review

Jordskott: Seasons 1 and 2 – TV Series Review 

How far would you go to protect your child? Would you destroy a community? Commit genocide? Kill another’s child? On the Swedish urban fantasy crime drama Jordskott, the answer to these questions is often yes. Jordskott could be described as The Killing meets Trollhunter. It begins when Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel), a troubled police detective, […]

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Adam Roberts Interview – The Real-Town Murders

Adam Roberts Interview – The Real-Town Murders 

Adam Roberts is the BSFA Award winning author of Jack Glass (2012), a mixture of locked room murder mystery and golden age science fiction, Bete (2014), which imagines a world in which animal rights activists implant farm animals with computer chips that give them the ability to talk, and The Thing Itself, which uses John […]

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A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau

A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau
4

Saint-Ferdinand’s cemetery is far too large. It’s a quiet and idyllic village with a small police station, family owned diners and a grocery store but for the last twenty years an elusive killer has butchering the locals. It’s Inspector Stephen Crowleys job to stop the murders and when an old hermit is discovered to have […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough 

Hello, and welcome to the first official Urskuul’s Reading Circle Newsletter! Read on for brand new details of the discussions that occurred at the latest meeting (wherein we reviewed the book of the month), and of the thoughts and insights that were raised during the meet. Now, as some of you may be aware, we […]

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Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
3.75

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal presents an alternate World War I where a soldier’s duty doesn’t end when the shell falls or the bullet finds a target. Spiritualism is real, and mediums have given the Allies the edge. Although death and betrayal are at the heart of this book, a cast of plucky, charming […]

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Company Town by Madeline Ashby

Company Town by Madeline Ashby
4

There is a lot to like about this ambitious, quick and explosive sci-fi story. Company Town is told through the eyes of the protagonist Hwa and takes place in a city called New Arcadia. She lives in a world where almost everyone has some sort of physical or biological augmentation. People are stronger, faster, more […]

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13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
5

“People so often try and make themselves look good when they lie. That, however, should never be the point. The point should be to distract from the truth. Whether you look good or not is irrelevant. All that matters is that you sound believable.” In 13 Minutes, Sarah Pinborough relocates the Whodunnit thriller to the […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Plot Twists

Monthly Short Story Winner: Plot Twists 

Plot twists are often a specialty of short stories and you find them there more often than in other forms of writing. The most famous examples I can think of aren’t in literature, though. I guess most of you have seen one or more of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies: The Sixth Sense, The Village, Signs, […]

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Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak

Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak
4.5

Prohibition is in full swing. The cops are scrambling around, closing down speakeasies, and arresting gangsters whenever they can – those that aren’t on the take that is. And in Chicago, Al Capone is about to make his move. To Nick Medea this is all background noise, a fact of life in the roaring 20s. […]

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In The Mix: Fantasy and Other Genres

In The Mix: Fantasy and Other Genres 

Fantasy is a genre that assimilates elements of other genres, whilst still remaining, for the most part, a genre not often thought of as having a great number of “crossovers” and hybrids. Strictly speaking, this is changing with the natural evolution of the genre. SFF as a whole is growing more diverse and this results […]

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