Tag Archive: Frances Hardinge

Jan 29

Week 4: Opposities attracts, Immigration and Fun and Familiarity

Books Read Archangel by Marguerite Reed Windswept by Adam Rakunas Currently Reading After the Saucers Landed by Douglas Lain (1) The big news this week, at least from a literary standpoint, was that Frances Hardinge won the 2015 Costa Book of the Year for her novel The Lie Tree. I’ve only read one of her books, …

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Jul 27

Who Should Have Won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel

Because I’ve completely forgotten who was nominated (announced so long ago) here is a reminder of the finalists and links to my reviews: Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie (Orbit) The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon) Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan) Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Wolves, Simon Ings (Gollancz) The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, …

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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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Apr 04

And the winner of the James Herbert Prize is…

… The Troop by Nick Cutter. Most definitely not the book I would have chosen to take home the biscuits, but I’m not going to piss on Nick Cutter’s (or Craig Davidson’s) parade by having a crack at the judges for awarding him with the prize.  And to be fair, I accept that this novel has …

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Mar 16

Who should win the inaugural James Herbert Award?

Here is a chilling reminder of the finalists (and a link to my frightening reviews): M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts (Orbit) Nick Cutter, The Troop (Headline) Frances Hardinge, Cuckoo Song (Macmillan) Andrew Michael Hurley, The Loney (Tartarus Press) Josh Malerman, Bird Box (Harper Voyager) Kim Newman, An English Ghost Story (Titan Books) …

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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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Feb 14

Shortlists — SHORTlists — SHORTLISTS!!!!!

So here you are eagerly awaiting the BSFA and Kitschies shortlists and the buggers go and announce them on the same day!  You can find them here for the BSFA and here for the KItschies. The BSFA shortlist for best novel is as follows: Nina Allan, for The Race, published by Newcon Press Frances Hardinge, for …

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