BLOG ARCHIVE FOR June 2017

  • POSTED ON: June 30, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Leife Shallcross, Open Submissions

  • POSTED ON: June 29, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Tad Williams

    Books

    Tad Williams: which book to start with?

    By Oliver Johnson

    Tad Williams: which book to start with?

    When discussing the work of Tad Williams, three words tend to crop up: ‘beloved’ (as in best-loved author); ‘warm hearted’ (his delight in creating empathic heroes and heroines); and ‘immersive’ (his ability to conjure massive, sweeping worlds rivalling Tolkien). ‘Vast’ might be a worthy fourth. I’m not sure if anyone has tried adding up the number of published words but if we assume the minimum length of any of his series books is 300,000 ( and many are much longer) my guess would be in excess of 5 million words all told. So where to begin?

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  • POSTED ON: June 28, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Frank Herbert

    Books

    Why Dune Messiah is even better than Dune

    By Edward Cox

    Why Dune Messiah is even better than Dune

    Like millions of other people I’m a huge fan of Frank Herbert’s Dune. I’m one of those fans who loves the David Lynch movie, who was desperate for the TV show to continue on through the whole series – even though it wasn’t the greatest of adaptations – and I played the video games to death. For sheer depth of history and mythology, the Dune Universe is arguably second only to Middle Earth. Some say that Herbert’s creation should be called fantasy, while others maintain that it is absolute science fiction. Personally, I think the amalgam science fantasy fits it the best, but as much as I love Dune, it isn’t my favourite book in the series.

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  • POSTED ON: June 23, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Friday Favourites
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  • POSTED ON: June 19, 2017
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  • POSTED ON: June 13, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
    TAGS: post-apocalyptic

  • POSTED ON: June 8, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Frank Herbert

  • POSTED ON: June 1, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Book Extract, Callie Bates