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  • The reveal in a novel can make or break an excellent premise, especially in thrillers. The Calculations of Rational Men doesn’t disappoint. As established with The Synapse Sequence, Daniel Godfrey has a talent for writing believable characters with questionable points of view. The Calculations of Rational Men leaves you with plenty to think about. In…
  • And so onto the latest Doctor Who novelisation. After two Fourth Doctor stories (The Stones of Blood and The Androids of Tara), we’re next taking a big leap forward in time up to the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant. With his companion Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate), the Doctor travels to Pompeii in…
  • It’s the end of the world, but not quite as we know it. Meteors crash land, monsters appear, and worlds collide; the world is transformed overnight. That’s the general premise of K.C. Jones’s debut novel, the cosmic-horror-apocalyptic Black Tide. It was just another day at the beach. Then the world ended. Mike and Beth were…
  • The nominees for this year’s British Fantasy Society Awards have been announced. They are: Here are the nominations for the 2022 awards, with the winners to be announced at FantasyCon in September. Best Newcomer (The Sydney J. Bounds Award) Jurors: Anna Agaronyan, Clara Cohen, E.M. Faulds, Mina Ikemoto Ghosh, João F. Silva J.T. Greathouse, for…
  • Post-apocalypse novels – they’re all the rage at the moment, aren’t they? It seems that whenever things are tough, we like to indulge in some sort of “life’s-bad-but-it-could-be-worse” situation. Whether it is as a consequence of COVID-19, or some other factor, it seems to me that they’re back in fashion.* Whatever the reason, dealing with…
  • The finalists for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention, November 3-6, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The nominees are: NOVEL Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Ace Books/Macmillan) A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom/Orbit UK) The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros (Inkyard Press)…
  • Multiverse hopping, story-fixing Zinnia Gray returns in Alix Harrow’s second Fractured Fables story, A Mirror Mended. After “repairing” some stories (much in the same way Dr. Sam Beckett repaired timelines in Quantum Leap), Zinnia finds herself in a version of “Snow White,” much to her surprise since she’s been largely “fixing” or “mending” different versions…
  • And so to the second of these latest Doctor Who novelisations, based on the scripts of the original Doctor Who series. (My review of the first, Stones of Blood, also by David Fisher, is HERE.) The Androids of Tara was the story that immediately followed The Stones of Blood in transmission. Starring the Fourth Doctor…
  • Jonathan Maberry is an accomplished writer of dark tales, having won multiple Bram Stoker awards for his horror fiction, and is a national bestseller. With Kagen the Damned, he is entering new territory, somewhat uncharted lands, if you will. For Kagen the Damned is an Epic Fantasy. But it is so much more than just…
  • As we approach the 60th anniversary of the television programme Doctor Who (next year), I got to thinking about why this particular series, out of all of the television series made, has endured over the years, with some noticeable gaps in time, admittedly. For me it is perhaps the point that through the Doctor we…