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Where Shall I Point This Pitchfork?

Some thoughts on Jonathan Ross, Loncon, and the twitchfork mob.
3rd March 2014

Reading Is Not A Race

Why I will be abandoning annual reading challenges in 2014.
1st January 2014

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

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

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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.


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Recently reviewed older releases

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Angelfall by Susan Ee
5 star rating
When a teenager's little sister is abducted by angels, she sets out on a journey across an apocalyptic wasteland to retrieve her. Book one in the Penryn and the End of Days series.
Released in 2011.

7th April 2014

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Soulless: The Manga: Volume One by Gail Carriger and Rem
5 star rating
Alexia is soulless, which means she stands between the supernatural world and the human one. A graphic novel.
Released in 2012.

25th March 2014

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Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
4 star rating
The only female werewolf in the world has to decide between life with the Pack and fitting in with the rest of humanity. Book one of The Women Of The Otherworld series.
Released in 2001.

9th March 2014

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Book Reviews

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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

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

4 star rating
In this graphic novel a family flees from those who want them dead, and the hazards of outer space. Volume two of the Saga series.

8th November 2013

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Copperhead by Tina Connolly

5 star rating
Helen is beautiful, but what good are perfect looks if people use them to keep her powerless? The sequel to Ironskin.

29th October 2013

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Any Other Name by Emma Newman

5 star rating
Cathy feels trapped by marriage, whilst her friend Sam feels unable to save his own. The second book in the Split Worlds series.

23rd October 2013

Film Reviews

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire directed by Francis Lawrence

5 star rating
Katniss may have survived the Hunger Games, but what can one person do to prevent the districts breaking out into open rebellion? The second film in The Hunger Games series.

24th March 2014

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