Tag Archive: British Fantasy Award

Jul 25

Book Review: The Moon King by Neil Williamson

What’s It About [I’ve gone back to relying on back cover copy.  I apologise for my laziness] All is not well in Glassholm. Life under the moon has always been so predictable: day follows night, wax phases to wane and, after the despair of every Darkday, a person’s mood soars to euphoria at Full. So …

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Jul 22

The Shortlists for the British Fantasy Awards has been announced…

… I wasn’t planning to read the Horror and Fantasy novel categories for the British Fantasy Awards.  And then I saw the shortlist and noted that of the 12 nominees across the two categories, I’d already read 6 of the books, which would mean only 6 to read.  Added to that, the appearance of the Tidhar …

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Mar 01

Book Review: The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

What’s It About Melanie might be your average teenager except for the fact that she lives in a small, metal cell.  Every morning a soldier comes to take her and more than a dozen teenagers to class.  This involves strapping Melanie and the others to wheelchairs and pointing guns to their heads.  Why are they …

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Feb 24

Book Review: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

What’s It About It’s 1920s England (Ellchester to be exact) and Triss has woken up after an accident to discover that (a) she has significant holes in her memory (b) her parents are acting strangely around her and (c) her little sister Pen utterly hates her.  But that’s just the beginning.  When dolls start coming …

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Oct 30

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Toward the end of his second decade in the airport, Clark was thinking about how lucky he’d been. Not just the mere fact of survival, which was of course remarkable in and of itself, but to have seen one world end and another begin. And not just to have seen the remembered splendors of the …

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