Science fiction and fantasy                                            

Characters and Styles

Warpcore SF characters
Skin this site in the style of your favourite Warpcore SF characters.

Amazon Finally Makes KU Appealing For Novelists

The new per-page payout for the Kindle Unlimited subscription service makes it a much better deal for authors of longer novels.
18th July 2015

Thoughts On The Sieghart Report On Libraries

The Sieghart report on libraries missed its mark by miles. Yet the real cause of the decline of the UK library network is depressingly obvious.
28th December 2014

Personalised Book Recommendations

Answer seven questions and find a book to match your personal tastes.

Test yourself with these quizzes and crosswords

Alien Quiz
Discover how well you know aliens in movies and literature.

This moderately hard quiz features all kinds of cute, sinister and strange droids.

Fantasy Novels of the '00s
Are you an expert on noughties fantasy literature?

Or try this month's featured quiz.

Short Story : Pulpulous

A novelist is faced with poverty and ruin when her work becomes obsolete. How will she fight the vast corporate machine and get back on top?
By Ros Jackson.


Fans of random silliness will enjoy the generators in the fiction section. These include generators for fantasy quests, prophecies, science fiction plots, MacGuffins, and characters.

Top 10 science fiction books

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  2. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

  3. The Complete Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson

  4. Earth Is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov

  5. Evolution by Stephen Baxter

  6. Eye In The Sky by Philip K. Dick

  7. Bloody War by Terry Grimwood

  8. Saga: Volume Three by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

  9. Learning The World by Ken Macleod

  10. Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn

Recently reviewed older releases

Club Dead cover    

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
5 star rating
Sookie is upset when her vampire boyfriend grows distant and keeps secrets from her. When he goes missing to another state it could be the last straw for their relationship. The third in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
Released in 2003.

1st July 2015

The Hunger Games cover    

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5 star rating
To save her sister, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take part in a brutal tournament in which only one person can emerge alive. The first book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
Released in 2008.

26th December 2014

Living Dead In Dallas cover    

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris
5 star rating
Sookie is in the middle of investigating a murder when she is sent to Dallas to help a group of vampires find one of their own. The second novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
Released in 2002.

29th October 2014

Warpcore SF is all about sci-fi and fantasy. Read short fiction, discover films, books, and graphic novels, try a plot generator, or test your genre knowledge with a quiz.

Book Reviews

Sleepless cover    

Sleepless by Lou Morgan

4 star rating
A group of students take a mysterious study drug to help them cheat at their exams. But none of them are prepared for the side effects.

19th June 2015

Written In The Blood cover    

Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones

2014 star rating
A young woman with the power to change her appearance is tasked with saving her kind from extinction. Unfortunately, people like her are more hunted than she knows.

23rd March 2015

War Cry cover    

War Cry by Jim Butcher and Carlos Gomez

3 star rating
Harry Dresden leads a group of rookies on a top secret mission. A graphic novel in The Dresden Files series.

26th October 2014

The Knowledge cover    

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell

4 star rating
If humanity suffered an apocalypse, what would it take to rebuild civilisation from its ashes?

4th July 2014

Film Reviews

Mad Max: Fury Road cover    

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller

3 star rating
Max is embroiled in a wild road trip through a post-apocalyptic desert, in search of redemption and freedom.

12th June 2015

and many more reviews ...