2015: A Year In Books

This is going to be immeasurably easier than last year because of the large number of bookish posts I’ve done over the year. So firstly let’s just get with the Christmas spirit of internet list articles and just rehash those: Here is the shortlist for the Clarke Award in which I show myself absolutely off the […]

Stockies 2015

I have taken my saw and hacked off the end of the previous post, and performed other grievous surgery, because I wanted to talk about the British Fantasy Holdstock Award 2015 in more detail. As noted, I’ve actually read the shortlist this year – mostly by apparently being psychic when picking reading material last/this year. […]

Other People’s Trumpets part (x)

I have, I think, gone on about Children of Time (1) quite long enough. Suffice to say, it has had some lovely reviews, and I truly hope it does well. I release you, oh little spider, out the window of publishing! Time to talk about some stuff I have been reading, that I think is […]

Cook’s Books part 2

Very tempted to call this one “Too Many Cooks” but that would be entirely unjust. This follows my earlier post going over the first half of Hugh Cook’s Chronicles of an Age of Darkness series which, for ease of reference, can be found here. We’ve seen so far a fantasy series with buried Old-tech elements, […]

The best of what’s left of…

Like many author-bloggers, I do a year-end thing about books of 2014(1). I try to stay away from a “best of” list. I’ve posted through the year on books I liked, and what’s best is very subjective based on when you read it and what is juxtaposed with it (2). Hence, I would direct you […]