Category Archives: Books

Today on Ujima – Vicars, Media, Arms Trade & Mayfest

Very briefly as I’m on the road in Oxford and have a work conference to attend tomorrow. First half hour: Caroline Symcox talking about God, being a trainee vicar, her book and being married to Paul Cornell. Second half hour: … Continue reading

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Exciting News About Murder Most Magical

Heads up, Bristol people, and indeed anyone within easy reach of Bristol. I have some exciting news about the author event we are doing on May 16th. As some of you will know, Paul Cornell has a new book out … 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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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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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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New From Aqueduct

Aqueduct Press has sent me three new books for sale. As always with Aqueduct, these look very interesting. Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories by Rebecca Ore is a collection of feminist SF stories that examines what it means to be … Continue reading

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New Airship Review

A review of Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion has appeared on LibraryThing. It is by clfisha, who admits to knowing one of the authors very well. Here’s a brief snippet that made me very happy: I was very taken with … Continue reading

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Back On Air Monday @UjimaRadio

Ujima Radio chairman, Roger Griffith, has posted on Facebook that the station will be back on air on Monday (March 24th). Thanks are due to The Utilities Warehouse for being willing to work with us to get power restored as … Continue reading

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Fantasy Series from Italy

Continuing with new material in the bookstore, I have two volumes in a new fantasy series from Italian writer, Roberto Ricci. I haven’t had a chance to read them yet, but Roberto has done a good job with the covers, … Continue reading

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Kontakt on Weird Fiction Review

Weird Fiction Review has kindly offered to host a sample story from Kontakt, the anthology of Croatian science fiction that I have published. The story that they have chosen is “The Corridor” by Darko Macan, which is one of my … Continue reading

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Glenda Larke Special Offer

Glenda Larke’s debut fantasy series has been re-published by Fablecroft. The books are currently on offer at my bookstore. You can get all three volumes of the Isles of Glory series for the price of two. Why not take the … Continue reading

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Book Review And More – Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler will be at Foyles in Bristol on Wednesday night promoting the UK release of her new book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. As a reviewer, I am somewhat reluctant to say that you should not read … Continue reading

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New From Muse It Up

There being no new crises for me to deal with (yet) this week, I am getting caught up on adding books to the store. My apologies for the rash of posts that will happen this week. To begin with I … Continue reading

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Åcon 7 Book of the Night

Åcon, the Finnish/Swedish relaxacon, has announced its Book of the Night, which will be the center of a book-club style discussion as part of the programme (similar to the Book of Honor at Potlatch). The chosen book for Åcon 7 … Continue reading

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Launch Day

Yesterday I was in Bristol for the official launch of Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion at Forbidden Planet. The folks in the store did us proud. They provided a really lovely display of books, and kindly had us sign all … Continue reading

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New Sinisalo Novel Translation

Via Johanna Sinisalo’s agent comes the excellent news that her novel, Auringon ydin (The Core of the Sun) has been sold in translation to a number of foreign publishers, including Grove Atlantic in the USA. Here’s the blurb: The Core … Continue reading

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New Airship Review

A new review of Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion has been posted at the CultDen website. I’m pleased to see that it is very positive. I particularly liked the last paragraph: The book does capture the feel and history of … Continue reading

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JCG At The Bath Festival

Jon Courtenay Grimwood, in his cunning disguise of Jonathan Grimwood, made an appearance at the Bath Literary Festival today. Naturally I went along to support him. I am, after all, very fond of The Last Banquet, and I needed to … Continue reading

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Time To Get Cranky, Ladies

No, this is nothing about Worldcon, or the Hugos, or bookstores, honest. LGBT History Month is over, but it is now Women’s History Month (all over the world, I believe). In recognition of this, Fablecroft is running a crowdfunding campaign … Continue reading

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