Category Archives: Books

Launching Holdfast: Year 1

I’m just in from the launch of the Year 1 anthology for Holdfast Magazine. Lucy & Laurel have done a fine job with the book, which is a really beautiful object. I’d support something called Holdfast anyway, because I love … Continue reading

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Inverted World at Mr. B’s

This evening I was in Bath for the Mr. B’s SF Book Club. The chosen book for this month was Inverted World by Chris Priest. It got a mixed reception. One of the more interesting things about the book club … Continue reading

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Introducing Acheron – Italian SF&F in English

Here’s a great project. Acheron Books is a new Italian company that exists to publish Italian SF&F as eBooks in English translation. You can find out more about them, and read some samples, at their website. There are seven books … Continue reading

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Castles in Spain Reminder

The Kickstarter campaign for Castles in Spain, the anthology of translated Spanish science fiction and fantasy has entered its final week. They are 94% funded, and have 4 days to go. I’m sure we can make that. Also they put … Continue reading

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Making eBooks Work – The Anime Encyclopedia

Inevitably, this being “World” Book Day in the UK and Ireland, some bright spark in the media thought this would be a good time to do some more controversy farming on the subject of ebooks. Stepping up to the plate … Continue reading

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BristolCon Fringe – Emma & Pete Newman

I have another set of BristolCon Fringe podcasts uploaded for you. Both readings are from forthcoming books, so this is an ideal opportunity to try before you buy. First up we have Pete Newman reading from The Vagrant, forthcoming in … Continue reading

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New In Stores – The Assassin’s Edge

The latest release from Wizard’s Tower, The Assassin’s Edge by Juliet E. McKenna, is now available in the major online stores. Links here. I’d like to say it is in our store too, but of course the VAT nonsense has … Continue reading

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Launching The Ship

Yesterday I made my way into Bristol to help out at an event organized by the Bristol Festival of Literature. It was the launch, at Foyles, of The Ship, a debut novel by Antonia Honeywell. Given that the book is … Continue reading

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New Airship Review

No Valentine’s cards managed to follow me to Manchester, but thanks to Jonathan Howard on Twitter I have found this review of Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion. I believe that this is the first time anyone has said anything nice … Continue reading

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Book Review – Karen Memory

I’m in Manchester, doing LGBT History, but I have nothing much to do tonight so I have settled into my hotel room and got a book review online. It is for Karen Memory, the new novel by Elizabeth Bear. Mostly … Continue reading

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Workshop on Reading Translated Fiction

A few weeks ago I wrote about a project at Bristol University that is studying reader opinions of translated fiction, and how such fiction, in particular from smaller European countries, can better be promoted. Last night I headed into Bath … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Galaxy Game

I have a new book review online. This one is of Karen Lord’s The Galaxy Game. It is a lovely book, but very subtle so I am sure that I have missed things about it. My apologies about that in … Continue reading

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New Surrealist Anthology

I have email advertising the opening of submissions for, A Galaxy of Starfish, an anthology of modern surrealism. This is a new venture by Andrew Hook whom some of you may remember as running Elastic Press back in the Emerald … Continue reading

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Mythago Wood at Mr. B’s

This evening was the first meeting of the year of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club run by Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The book for this month was Mythago Wood, which has always been a favorite of … Continue reading

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Apex World SF #4

I have received a press release about the 4th volume of the Apex Book of World SF. This one will be edited by Mahvesh Murad who is from from Karachi in Pakistan. Lavie Tidhar is staying on as series editor. … Continue reading

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Buy A Castle In Spain

Well, not precisely. Castles in Spain is the name of a new anthology, currently being crowdfunded, that will feature English language translations (and the original Spanish*) of some of the very best of Spanish science fiction, fantasy and horror. It … Continue reading

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It’s Destroyin’ Time

Here I am channeling my internal Ben Grimm. Or possibly my internal Drax. Whatever, it is time to destroy science fiction again. This time we are doing it with glitter. Yes, as you may have noticed from Twitter, the Queers … Continue reading

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Launching the Monkey

This evening I was in Bristol for the launch of the third and final volume of Gareth L. Powell’s Ack-Ack Macaque trilogy, Macaque Attack. As promised in his bet with Twitter, Gareth turned up dressed as his hero. Here is … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. They are as follows: Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press) The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, Rod Duncan (Angry Robot) The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) Memory … Continue reading

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Book Review: Roz’s Kaveney’s Resurrections

With apologies for the delay, I have finally got my review of the new Roz Kaveney novel online. Resurrections is the third in the Rhapsody of Blood series, which manages to be a whole lot of fun and very erudite … Continue reading

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