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The Shepherd’s Crown

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars It could have been a lot worse.As Rob Wilkins explains in the afterword, Terry Pratchett hadn’t actually finished writing this when he died. Pratchett’s working methods, as described … Continue reading

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This Week’s Goodreads Reviews

As I’ve not been doing very well at reviewing books on here — and as I’ve not had the energy to write full blog posts recently because of my health — I decided this week to write a short review, … Continue reading

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Pre-Order Tales Of The Great Detectives Today!

The City of the Saved houses every human being who ever lived… but some of its immortal Citizens need more. For the Remakers, one fiction above all exerts its fascination: a character existing in countless interpretations, many of them now … Continue reading

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The Pendragon Protocol

(Ob. disclaimer before I start — I know Philip Purser-Hallard, he’s an internet friend, and he’s commissioned me to write for an anthology he’s editing. However, I got to know him because he’s a favourite writer of mine, not the … Continue reading

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Selling Themselves Down The River

I am getting more and more annoyed at self-publishers. Before anyone gets confused, I self-publish myself. While the next book of mine to come out is likely to be through a traditional publisher (depending on Obverse Books’ publication schedules), I’ve … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Novelette

My thoughts on the nominated novelettes: The Lady Astronaut Of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very touching story about lost possible futures, whether the futures we give up for others or the possible futures of science fiction that … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Novella

Here we get to another of the controversies surrounding this year’s Hugos — the “Sad Puppy Slate”. Novelist Larry Correia put together and promoted a slate of works for this year’s award, which he promoted through his blog, and almost … Continue reading

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