BOOK REVIEW: Spare and Found Parts

BOOK REVIEW: Spare and Found Parts

13 Feb, 2018

Frankenstein (1818). Pinocchio (1883). Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969). Spare and Found Parts (2018). It seems fitting that Sarah Maria Griffin should be adding to the collection of created life stories in this year above all others. Questions of what does life mean, what is it like to the outsider, and what is a monster are all present and correct in Griffin’s literary debut.

BOOK REVIEW: The Belles

BOOK REVIEW: The Belles

12 Feb, 2018

Beauty. It is what this book is about and what this book is. The Belles has perfect, clever writing, with so much meaning behind it.

BOOK REVIEW: Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds

9 Feb, 2018

Featuring Inspector Dreyfus- one of Alastair Reynolds most popular characters- this is fast paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge.

BOOK REVIEW: Whispers of Flame

BOOK REVIEW: Whispers of Flame

22 Dec, 2017

We enter a new fantasy world in the young adult novel Whispers of Flame.

Christmas in Sherwood – Michael Praed returns as Robin Hood

Christmas in Sherwood – Michael Praed returns as Robin Hood

22 Dec, 2017

The definitive Robin Hood – Michael Praed, original star of Robin of Sherwood returns to the role for a Christmas audio drama from Spiteful Puppet audio. Read on for more details.

Curl up this winter with Robin of Sherwood Audio Books

Curl up this winter with Robin of Sherwood Audio Books

14 Dec, 2017

In the gap between Knights of the Apocalypse and the forthcoming Robin of Sherwood Audio plays, Spiteful Puppet have released four audio books narrated by members of the original cast. Priced at £5.99 these are sure to warm the mood around that Wintery woodland camp-fire.

BOOK REVIEW: Seventh Decimate

BOOK REVIEW: Seventh Decimate

17 Nov, 2017

The author who sold enough books in the ’80s to give every Scottish person two copies returns, at age seventy, with the first book in a new trilogy. Does he still have the old spark? And what are the implications if the answer to that question is “no”?

BOOK REVIEW: A Matter of Oaths

BOOK REVIEW: A Matter of Oaths

7 Nov, 2017

The short time we spend in this universe is wonderful and it is another fine novel fully deserving of the republishing it is getting.

Interview with Jeff Noon

Interview with Jeff Noon

11 Oct, 2017

Jeff Noon is perhaps best known for his award winning novel Vurt (1993). His latest, A Man of Shadows sees a return to the traditional novel format after a series of experiments in fiction. Jeff kindly agreed to answer a few questions via email about his new book, his writing processes and the future.

BOOK REVIEW: Infinity Wars

BOOK REVIEW: Infinity Wars

15 Sep, 2017

A very strong collection with something in it for everyone. This does indeed showcase some of the best writers in the business looking at an old trope in a new way, as such proving once again the great value of this series.