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There are over 600 reviews of fantasy and science fiction books and movies on Warpcore SF. There are various ways to browse the listings and discover new things.

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These are the most comprehensive listings. At the moment you'll find everything through these links, but the lists can be pretty long.

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Books

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To End All Wars by David Tallerman

4 star rating
Released in 2020
Lieutenant Rafael Forrester is not expecting to survive the trenches of the First World War when he is given a perilous mission. But he learns there is more to battle for, when he is shipped back to a country house hospital full of secrets.


27th March 2020

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Films

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Beauty And The Beast directed by Bill Condon

4 star rating
Released in 2017
A bookish young woman is taken prisoner in an enchanted castle by a beast. But is he as terrible as he seems?


30th July 2017

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Unlike the book and film listings, which are in date order, the genre listings feature the highest rated books and films first.

Fantasy

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Survivors by G. X. Todd

5 star rating
Released in 2019
A man wakes in a shallow grave to go on a quest across post-apocalyptic America to find someone at the instruction of a voice in his head. The third part of the Voices series.


9th August 2019

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Horror

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Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams

5 star rating
Released in 2013
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.


26th May 2017

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Science

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Weapons Of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil

5 star rating
Released in 2016
Big Data has infiltrated many aspects of our daily lives. But the algorithms that determine our schooling, jobs, insurance, finances, and more may not be as fair or useful as we believe.


9th May 2018

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Science fiction

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All Systems Red by Martha Wells

5 star rating
Released in 2017
A rogue security android with a fear of human interaction is embroiled in a crisis when things go badly wrong for a peaceful scientific mission. The first novella in the Murderbot series.


28th February 2020

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Young adult

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Moana by Ron Clements and John Musker

5 star rating
Released in 2016
A young woman in ancient Polynesia sets off on an epic quest with the demigod Maui to restore her island, against the wishes of her father.


29th December 2016

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Steampunk

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Railsea by China Mieville

5 star rating
Released in 2012
In a world of looping rails stretching to the horizon, a young man sets out to discover what is at the end of the tracks.


25th November 2013

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In some cases you can look up everything I've got on an individual writer or director. I don't build these pages for every writer because they can be too thin.


Recommendation engines and search

Sometimes you want a very specific kind of book to suit your mood. Something highbrow, non-violent, and not too depressing, perhaps? Or maybe you want a 20th century science fiction film with a female lead? The book recommendation quiz, and the similar film recommendation quiz are useful for this sort of query.

And if all else fails, you can always try the search box.