BLOG ARCHIVE FOR May 2016

  • POSTED ON: May 27, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Film, Friday Favourites, Television
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  • POSTED ON: May 26, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Throwback Thursday
    TAGS: Robert A. Heinlein, Science Fiction

    Books, Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    By Oliver Johnson

    Throwback Thursday: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of one of the last, seminal works of the Golden Age of Science Fiction: Robert A Heinlein’s 1966 Hugo Award-winning masterpiece. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is an account of the Lunar Colony revolt against Terran overlords. As in much of Heinlein’s work, the science in this novel is a portal for debate about society and man’s place in it, his ethical responsibilities as a citizen and whether a perfect society can be created from human imperfection.

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  • POSTED ON: May 24, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Film
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  • POSTED ON: May 19, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Book Covers, Daniel Polansky

    Books

    Cover Reveal: A City Dreaming

    By Anne Perry

    Cover Reveal: A City Dreaming

    We’re delighted to announce that we’re publishing Daniel Polansky’s new novel, A City Dreamingin October! Read on to find out what it’s all about… and see the extraordinary cover.

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  • POSTED ON: May 17, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Open Submissions, Writing Advice

    Books, Fun Stuff

    Writing Tips

    By Anne Perry

    Writing Tips

    As our open submissions pile dwindles, we find ourselves reflecting on the good, the great… and the things we saw a lot of. Today we’re going to present a few writing tips and suggestions to give aspiring writers something to chew on as they work on their projects.

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  • POSTED ON: May 13, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Friday Favourites, Fun Stuff
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  • POSTED ON: May 12, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
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    Books

    Around the world in 18 science fiction and fantasy novels

    By Fleur Clarke

    Around the world in 18 science fiction and fantasy novels

    Whenever I go on holiday, I like to take along complementary reading material. Usually (because I’m a terrible packer) 800 page long complementary reading material. While I enjoy reading about foreign countries, I particularly enjoy it if said countries feature dragons, talking animals and/or some form of apocalypse. So (with your help on Twitter) I’ve compiled a list of science fiction and fantasy novels set in different countries around the world.

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  • POSTED ON: May 12, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Competition
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  • POSTED ON: May 10, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Games

    Fun Stuff

    The best characters in Dragon Age

    By Aimee Oliver

    The best characters in Dragon Age

    Though perhaps overshadowed by Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls series, Dragon Age is pretty enthralling in its own right. There are shocks aplenty, morally grey characters, decision-making that actually affects the world you’re playing in, and one scene I will not forget until I die (clue: Frankenstein’s monster). At present, my partner and I are playing our way through Dragon Age: Inquisition, so we have not yet unlocked all of the mysteries of Ferelden and Orlais, but nonetheless here are my favourite characters that I’ve run into so far

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  • POSTED ON: May 6, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Television
    TAGS: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Television

    Friday Favourite: Buffy episodes we love to hate

    By Aimee Oliver

    Friday Favourite: Buffy episodes we love to hate

    It’s hard to believe that the usually-stellar Buffy the Vampire Slayer experienced a duff episode, but let me tell you: look hard enough, and there be monsters (and not just the fanged-type). I’ve put together my own bottom 5, and unfairly many of these fall within the boundaries of the fourth season, which does have some brilliant episodes of its own, but is generally considered to be the weakest.

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