Monthly Archives: July 2013

Gaming: Deadly Premonition is the world’s most awful awesome game

Deadly Premonition. A game that apparently divided reviewers when it first appeared. The cover of the copy I have says 10/10. I knew, however, when Steph handed me her copy to borrow, that I was heading for a nightmare of … Continue reading

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Friday Reads: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami and Masayuki Taguchi

This is my first proper adventure into anime, and I decided to start with one that led to one of my favourite films. Jen, who lent me the books and loves the series, reassured me that there was a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shadow of the Soul by Sarah Pinborough (Dog-Faced Gods 2)

  I reviewed the first book earlier this week, and enjoyed it so much I went straight on to the second. This trilogy is building on a theme of strange and tangled themes and ideas, and I’m only slightly nearer … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough (Dog-Faced Gods Trilogy 1)

Not very long ago, Sarah Pinborough was featured in SFX, and I promised myself I’d read some of her books. I decided to go back and have a look at her trilogy, The God-Faced Dogs, which starts with this one. … Continue reading

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Big News: I am being published in the Metastasis anthology

At last! I’ve been holding on to this news for about two weeks now. My story, Painter X, will be published in Metastasis, the Wolfsinger Press anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish. The anthology is being produced to raise money for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

Guilty pleasure time. I like reading crime thrillers. Police procedurals. Well, I actually like reading pretty much anything that’s good. When I didn’t leave the house for four months because I was too ill, I read all the Karen Slaughter … Continue reading

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Friday Reads: Wool by Hugh Howey

Oh, this is going to be a tough one. This is one of those times when you pick up a book because everybody is gushing about it, and at first you nod and understand and then a question appears. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Broken Kingdoms by N K Jemisin (Spoilers)

*Spoiler Warning: I am going to reveal the conclusion of the first book here* After the end of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, I had no idea what Jemisin would do with her world next. She had effectively, and very beautifully, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N K Jemisin

Now. I think I have peeled myself off the floor and wound my jaw back into my head. Perhaps I should wait. I shouldn’t try to review a book right after finishing it. Not after that finish. Maybe you’ll get … Continue reading

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Star Wars, by William Shakespeare

I won a copy of Darth Vader raising Leia at Geek Pride. Now I’ve gone one better. Somebody’s written Star Wars, by William Shakespeare. For all the crap that’s gone on with George Lucas’s epic creation, I think this is … Continue reading

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