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Nine Political Books That Change The Conversation

Following news that Simon and Schuster plan to publish an inflammatory commentator, here are nine political books that deserve more attention.
30th December 2016

Penguin Random House Withdraws Union Recognition

Penguin Random House have decided not to recognise Unite and the NUJ as a result of staff negotiations, leaving the publisher with a stain on its reputation as an employer.
20th December 2016

Personalised Book Recommendations

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

Something fun

Random Quest Generator
This is a tool for all the roleplayers to enjoy: it generates fantasy quests, with over 10 million unique variations.

Random Book Title Generator
Random book titles to inspire you in your quest to find the perfect one for your work in progress.

Alien Quiz
Discover how much you know about extraterrestrials in movies and literature.

Robot Quiz
This moderately difficult quiz features all kinds of cute, sinister and strange droids.


Recently reviewed older releases

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Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams
5 star rating
Bobby Dollar has already been to Hell, but his toughest test will come when he takes on a rogue angel who outranks him many times over. The third Bobby Dollar novel.
Released in 2014.


8th June 2017

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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
4 star rating
A Cessna pilot searches for human connection at the end of the world, but when survival is at stake the normal rules of civilisation fall by the wayside.
Released in 2012.


28th May 2017

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Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams
5 star rating
An angel descends into Hell to retrieve his demonic girlfriend, to find that the torment and monsters are only part of his problems. The second Bobby Dollar novel.
Released in 2013.


26th May 2017

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The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
5 star rating
A group of skilled con artists meet their match in the midst of an underworld turf war. The first novel in the Gentlemen Bastards sequence.
Released in 2006.


17th May 2017

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Book Reviews

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Defender by G. X. Todd

4 star rating
People everywhere have started hearing voices which urge them towards violence. Pilgrim and Lacey are struggling to survive in a world where even their own thoughts may betray them.


5th March 2017

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Abducted by Evangeline Anderson

4 star rating
An ordinary paralegal is transported around the universe by a hunky alien who believes she is very special. Book one of the Alien Mate Index.


9th November 2016

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Monstress Volume One: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

5 star rating
A teenager searches for answers about herself and her war-torn past, whilst a monster stirs inside her. A graphic novel.


26th August 2016

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

5 star rating
A young woman leaves her tribe to go to university across the galaxy, far from her home culture.


18th January 2017

Film Reviews

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Rogue One directed by Gareth Edwards

3 star rating
A young woman becomes a reluctant ally of the rebellion when the galactic Empire builds a Death Star. A prequel to the Star Wars film A New Hope.


30th December 2016


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