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Critique Circle: Shaping Fabulous Stories

The appeal of a certain writing critique website. Or, why I have neglected this blog.
4th September 2014

A List Of Highly Acclaimed SFF Books

Some of these books won awards, others were nominated for significant ones. These are the best of the books I didn't get around to reviewing.
18th June 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 horror picks

iZombie: Repossession by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred

The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver

Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon

The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Dead Bad Things by Gary McMahon

A Serpent Uncoiled by Simon Spurrier

Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Recently reviewed older releases

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The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams
4 star rating
An angel gets on the case of a missing soul. The first in the Bobby Dollar series.
Released in 2012.

3rd October 2014

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Castle Waiting: Volume 1 by Linda Medley
4 star rating
A fairytale castle opens its doors to refugees, misfits, and eccentrics. They all have stories to tell. A graphic novel.
Released in 2012.

12th August 2014

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
4 star rating
A young dhampir has to protect her friend, who is a mortal vampire, from immortal ones who want to drink her dry.
Released in 2007.

12th July 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

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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

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

5 star rating
New parents from opposing sides of a conflict hide out in a lighthouse, but their pursuers are on their trail. A graphic novel.

2nd June 2014

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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

5 star rating
We are in the middle of a mass extinction event, caused by the actions of mankind. This book tells the story so far, and examines how we are changing the biosphere.

12th May 2014

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The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

4 star rating
The trickster god of Asgard offers his version of events.

31st March 2014

Film Reviews

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Maleficent directed by Robert Stromberg

3 star rating
This re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty tells the story from the point of view of the fairy who curses Aurora.

17th June 2014

and many more reviews ...