Tag Archive: Jim Butcher

Apr 30

Week 17: Don’t Look Away – it’s the HUGOOOOOS, oh and the Clarke Awards and a truly fantastic book

Books Read Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley The Shore by Sara Taylor Currently Reading  The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan (1) This week saw the announcement of the Hugo Award and Clarke Award nominees – one rinsing the taste of shit left by the other. As with 2015, Vox Day successfully took a massive crap all …

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Jun 11

Book Review: Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson

What’s It About Imagine a near future where the European Union has been dissolved and the continent has splintered into hundred of tiny nations and polities and republics.  A Europe where three apartment buildings, ruled over by a gang, can call for nationhood.  A Europe where sovereignty and independence and geography is always in a …

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Jun 09

And the Winner of the Nebula Award (for best novel) is…

… Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (the full results of the Nebulas can be found here). Having read all six novels (and when I say all six, what I really mean is 5 and quarter because nothing in the universe was going to make me finish the dreadful Trial By Fire by Charles E Gannon), I have …

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May 27

Who Should Win The Hugo Award For Best Novel

As a reminder here are the nominees (you’ll note that they’re a little different to the nominees that were originally announced with Marko Kloos deciding to pull his novel for consideration.  More props to him). Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US/Orbit UK) The Dark Between the Stars, Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books) The Goblin Emperor, …

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May 09

Book Review: Skin Game by Jim Butcher

What’s It About While it’s book fifteen of the Harry Dresden series all you really need to know is that (a) Harry is wizard, (b) it’s essentially a heist novel and (c) the book mostly, though not entirely, stands alone. Representative Paragraph This more or less sums up Harry Dresden: You know, sometimes it feels …

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Apr 06

Hugo Award Novel Shortlist

If you regularly read this blog and have no idea that the Hugo Award nominees were announced to some controversy then you’re a unique sort of person.  Well done! The full list of the nominees can be found here.  If you’re interested in commentary on the Sad and Rabid Puppy shenanigans then check out this …

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Nov 02

A Favourite Blog

There aren’t that many blogs or LJs out there that I crave to read or get excited about when there’s another update.  But one I do genuinely enjoy – and not just because of the brilliant title – is Requires Only That You Hate.   I came across this blog via Nick Mamatas and immediately fell …

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