Author Archives: Cheryl Morgan

Tolkien Lecture 2014

Sadly I can’t make this one, because I will be in Finland. It looks like it will be a great event. Also it is free, though you do need to sign up. The official press release follows. (Oxford, April 9, … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Local Politics

Today’s show was a Women in Politics special. With both City Council and European Parliament elections coming up in May, we took the opportunity to invite a bunch of local women politicians into the studio. The first hour saw us … Continue reading

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The Warrior’s Bond Is On Sale

As promised yesterday, copies of Juliet E. McKenna’s fourth book in the Tales of Einarinn series is now on sale in the Wizard’s Tower store. Get your Warrior’s Bond here. It will be on sale in the other usual outlets … Continue reading

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Murder Most Magical

The next Fringe event will be on Monday May 19th, and will feature Cavan Scott and Justin Newland. Details here. Before that, however, we have an additional event for Bristol folks. On Friday, May 16th at 7:00pm in Waterstones, Bristol … Continue reading

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That Was The Fringe That Was

Well, I survived. Public speaking doesn’t bother me, of course. Heck, I host the Fringe events, and that’s way easier than doing live radio. Reading my own fiction, on that other hand, that’s scary, especially when I’m actually quite pleased … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

It will be new book time at Wizard’s Tower very soon now. Juliet McKenna fans, please take note.

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Living Without Privilege

We hear a lot about privilege these days. It seems that everyone want to prove that other people have more privilege than they do. David Cameron thinks that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world, while men’s rights … Continue reading

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Some Bristol Politics

Those of you who listened to last week’s Women’s Outlook show will remember that we were visited by Tasha from the Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels. She talked about plans for new biomass power stations at Avonmouth. There was day … Continue reading

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Bookstore: End of the Road

As some of you will know, the Wizard’s Tower bookstore never made a profit (apart from that one amazing month when the Finns came to party). However, revenue had been increasing at a slow but steady pace throughout. I always … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting (and Croatian Art)

I have been saying for some time that Bath has two superb independent bookstores, but it also now has a really good whisky shop: Independent Spirit. Indeed, I will be there tonight for a tasting of Japanese whiskies (so make … Continue reading

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Nick Harkaway at Mr. B’s

Bristol and Bath people, here is an event to look forward to. On the evening of Wednesday June 18th Nick Harkaway will be appearing at Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights to promote his new novel, Tigerman. Nick is, of … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima: Er, Everything!

Well that was a bit mad. Today we had a very busy show. We started off with some ladies talking about fostering and adoption services in Bristol. Apparently there is a major shortage of families willing to foster or adopt … Continue reading

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Fringe in a Flash

The April edition of BristolCon Fringe will be devoted to flash fiction. That means that we have not two, not three, but a whole eight readers for you. Well, I say whole. We were going to have the fabulous Gareth … Continue reading

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Nalo Hopkinson Interview

And because it appears to be Caribbean day here, I’ve just published a podcast version of the interview that I did with Nalo Hopkinson for Ujima. It covers most of Nalo’s novels, especially the latest, Sister Mine. We also discuss … Continue reading

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Book Review – Binary by Stephanie Saulter

I have a new book review online. This one is for Stephanie Saulter’s new book, which I warmly recommend. Don’t take my word for it, though. Juliet McKenna was enthusing on Twitter about the skill necessary to pull a plot … Continue reading

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March Fringe Podcasts

I got the March BristolCon Fringe readings edited over the weekend, and they are now available for listening below. First up we have Rosie Oliver who treated us to a short story, a fragment from a novel, and a preview … Continue reading

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First Avenger – Hollywood Wimps Out

Yesterday I finally got around to watching Captain America: The First Avenger. I know I’m quite late to this, but Cap has never been a favorite character of mine, and I’m not very interested in WWII stories. I finally picked … Continue reading

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Remembering The Missing

One of the things I always make a point of emphasizing when I host a Trans Day of Remembrance ceremony is that while the statistics we have represent actual killings, we have no idea how many trans people take their … Continue reading

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New Free Fiction Magazine from Australia

A new science fiction magazine was launched in Australia today. It is called Dimension 6 and it comes from Coeur de Lion Publishing. The first issue contains three stories: by Richard Harland, Charlotte Nash & Jason Nahrung. You can download … Continue reading

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Introducing The Bristol Cable

After the show yesterday I had a meeting with a couple of young lads from a very promising alternative media initiative. The Bristol Cable bills itself as a citizen media co-op. That is, it will be local news, by local … Continue reading

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