Welcome to Hodderscape

Hodderscape is where Hodder & Stoughton’s science fiction, fantasy and horror lovers hang out and shout about our books, as well as a few other things. We’re a place for fans of superheroes, vampires, sandworms, cats dressed as Pikachu and that feeling you get when you hear the Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme song.

On our site you’ll find news about our books, competitions, exclusive pieces by our authors and lots of geeking out.

  • Magical Moggies

    10 comics fantasy readers will love

    Love fantasy? This post may seriously damage your bank balance.

    10 comics fantasy readers will love
  • Out now

    Poison City

    Gideon Tau fights demons. But he's no good guy.

    He has a wand. But don't you dare call him Harry Potter.

    He has a talking dog for a spirit guide. But he's a mean drunk and he sure as hell ain't nobody's best friend.

    Poison City
  • Quiz

    Can you identify the fantasy novel from its map?

    From Westeros to Middle-Earth, Earthsea to Narnia, we all love escaping into fantastical worlds. But how well can you navigate them?

    Can you identify the fantasy novel from its map?
  • POSTED ON: September 30, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Events and exhibitions

    Books

    Join Becky Chambers on her UK tour!

    By Fleur Clarke

    Join Becky Chambers on her UK tour! You fell in love with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and consider yourself a card-holding WayfarerYou’ve been dying to read A Closed and Common Orbit. In fact, the process may have aged you a few years. Now meet the person responsible for it all on Becky Chambers’ UK tour. MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 30, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Friday Favourites
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  • POSTED ON: September 29, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Daniel Polansky; Fantasy

    Books, Fun Stuff

    A Wedding in Carlisle: free short story by Daniel Polansky

    By Anne Perry

    A Wedding in Carlisle: free short story by Daniel Polansky It’s not long now before Daniel Polansky’s brilliant new fantasy, A City Dreaming, publishes… and in today’s fantastic free short story, he’ll introduce you to M, the beer-drinking, pirate-fighting (sometimes) protagonist, as he explores the UK. Bad food, bum bags and dragons… what more could you ask for? MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 23, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Comics

  • POSTED ON: September 21, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Stephen King, Writing Advice

    Books, Fun Stuff

    Infographic: 14 top tips from Stephen King’s On Writing

    By Hodderscape Team

    Infographic: 14 top tips from Stephen King’s On Writing Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, On Writing is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. We’ve gathered some of Stephen King’s top tips in one handy infographic. MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 20, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Competition
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  • POSTED ON: September 16, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Film, Friday Favourites, Television
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    Film, Friday Favourites, Television

    Friday Favourites: remakes

    By Hodderscape Team

    Friday Favourites: remakes Remakes, we all love to complain about them. And, let’s be frank, some of them are at best unnecessary, and at worst an insult to the precious memory of the original and a blight on humanity. BUT, they can be great, and today we’re celebrating our favourites. MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 15, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Throwback Thursday
    TAGS: Guy Gavriel Kay

    Books, Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday: The Fionavar Tapestry

    By Oliver Johnson

    Throwback Thursday: The Fionavar Tapestry First published between 1984 and 1986, the three books of The Fionavar Tapestry (The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire and The Darkest Road) frequently appear on lists of the top fantasy series of all time.  Guy Gavriel Kay’s trilogy has been quoted as a key influence on many later writers.  No wonder, as Kay had unique access to the font of modern fantasy: in 1974 he was retained by the Tolkien estate to assist Christopher Tolkien in the editorial construction of The Silmarillion. The Fionavar Tapestry emerged a decade later but though Locus magazine termed it ‘the essence of High Fantasy,’ Kay determinedly set out to explore what could be achieved in the genre beyond Tolkien. MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 13, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Daniel Polansky, Extract

    Books

    Extract: A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

    By Fleur Clarke

    Extract: A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky In Daniel Polansky’s new novel A City Dreaming, a drifter with limited magical ability called M weaves his way (usually somewhat drunkenly…) through a New York filled with hipster zombies, Wall Street wolves and pocket steampunk universes. In this extract, he discovers that the sudden appearance of dozens of independent coffee shops in his neighbourhood may be due to darker forces than gentrification… MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 9, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Television
    TAGS: Comics

    Books, Television

    Friday Favourites: eighties tributes

    By Daisy Thatcher

    Friday Favourites: eighties tributes Over the past few years the 80’s has shown that it is making a comeback through TV, books and comics in a massive way, Stranger Things and Paper Girls being released this year has shown and proved that actually the 80’s is a time no one could forget. Although I never got to actually see the 80’s because I hadn’t been born until 1994 I like to think my general knowledge through binge watching 21 jump street and anything starring Molly Ringwald gives me a good idea of what I missed. MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 8, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
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    Books, Fun Stuff

    Jeffrey Alan Love on Notes from the Shadowed City

    By Anne Perry

    Jeffrey Alan Love on Notes from the Shadowed City We are HUGELY excited to present today’s guest-post by the incredible illustrator Jeffrey Alan Love. You’ve seen his striking, award-winning covers gracing the works of authors including Daniel Polansky, Simon Ings, Andy Remic and even on The New Yorker. And now he has written and illustrated his own incredible book (and I can assure you, as the proud owner of a copy, that it is gorgeous). Read on to learn what inspired Jeff Love to create Notes from the Shadowed CityMORE
  • POSTED ON: September 7, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Games

    Fun Stuff

    Gloriously geeky lifestyle apps

    By Fleur Clarke

    Gloriously geeky lifestyle apps Visiting the dry cleaners, filing your tax return, going for a run – it’s all rather tedious. But what if these mundane chores actually helped save the world? Nope, I’m not talking about recycling (but you should do your recycling!), I’m talking about zombie apocalypses and epic quests. Here are four gloriously geeky apps to gamify your life and get you fit as a superhero and more financially organised than a Gringotts goblin. MORE
  • POSTED ON: September 2, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Film, Friday Favourites, Fun Stuff, Television
    TAGS: Friday Favourites, autumn

  • POSTED ON: September 2, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Guy Gavriel Kay, cover reveal

  • POSTED ON: August 30, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
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    Books

    6 fantasy locations you would never want to go on holiday to

    By Antonio

    6 fantasy locations you would never want to go on holiday to One of the main reasons we all love fantasy novels is the ability of our favourite authors to conjure up a new and vibrant world for us to explore. We often wish we could visit these places from our favourite books, I mean, who hasn’t wished they could explore the expansive magical grounds of Hogwarts or sit back and smoke some pipe-weed in the Shire with our hairy-footed friends? MORE

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