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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.

Robots
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.


Generators

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.


10 Truly Terrible Movies

  1. Darkdrive directed by Phillip Roth (1996)


  2. Dragon directed by Leigh Scott (2006)


  3. Beowulf directed by Yuri Kulakov (1998)


  4. Queen of the Damned directed by Michael Rymer (2002)


  5. Progeny directed by Brian Yuzna (1999)


  6. Infestation directed by Edward Evers-Swindell (2005)


  7. Deadly Species directed by Daniel Springen (2002)


  8. Cyborg directed by Albert Pyun (1989)


  9. Chemical Wedding directed by Julian Doyle (2008)


  10. The Toxic Avenger directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman (1985)



Recently reviewed older releases

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Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
4 star rating
A boy gets the chance to go to magic school, but he would rather do anything else. The first in the Magisterium series.
Released in 2014.


26th August 2015

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God’s War by Kameron Hurley
5 star rating
A government-sponsored assassin finds herself in trouble when she breaks too many rules. But she is the one the queen turns to in order to track down a dangerous alien.
Released in 2011.


19th August 2015

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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


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Book Reviews

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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

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Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

4 star rating
A boy gets the chance to go to magic school, but he would rather do anything else. The first in the Magisterium series.


26th August 2015

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Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones

4 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

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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

Film Reviews

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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


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