ELEVATOR PITCH – The Phoenix Cycle: The Best Shall Rise

ELEVATOR PITCH –  The Phoenix Cycle: The Best Shall Rise

26 May, 2017

In this week’s Elevator Pitch we follow the dystopian post apocalyptic trail to New San Francisco, the only known city left on the planet.

BOOK NEWS: 31st ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

BOOK NEWS: 31st ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

5 May, 2017

We take a look at the six novels shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

BOOK NEWS: When YA and DC collide!

BOOK NEWS: When YA and DC collide!

29 Apr, 2017

Penguin Random House Children’s UK, Random House Children’s Books in the US announce DC Icons, a YA series based on iconic characters from the DC Comic Universe.

BOOK REVIEW: Proof of Concept

BOOK REVIEW: Proof of Concept

17 Apr, 2017

At its surface Proof of Concept is a traditional piece of hard science fiction with strong character work, confounded by philosophy and trying to tear down the basic binary thinking that can hold people back.

BOOK REVIEW: Lightning In The Blood

BOOK REVIEW: Lightning In The Blood

3 Apr, 2017

Lightning In The Blood is a delightful and astounding piece of world-building with character at the centre.

Fighting Fantasy re-launch with The Port of Peril

Fighting Fantasy re-launch with The Port of Peril

28 Mar, 2017

Ian Livingstone’s new Fighting Fantasy gamebook, The Port of Peril, will be published by Scholastic UK in August 2017.

You Are The Hero: Companion Volume!

You Are The Hero: Companion Volume!

27 Mar, 2017

As part of the champion gamebook brand’s 35th anniversary celebrations, this year will herald the publication of Jonathan Green’s companion volume to his ground-breaking tome of 2014, YOU ARE THE HERO: A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks.

BOOK REVIEW: The Roboteer by Alex Lamb

BOOK REVIEW: The Roboteer by Alex Lamb

25 Mar, 2017

Humanity has been upgraded. Humanity has spread to the stars, upgraded with technology and genetic modification. For the billions left on Earth, those who have tampered with the human form are heretics. And so the unequal war began. But Earth has deployed a devastating new weapon and so one outworlder ship and their new Roboteer are sent on what seems to be a suicide mission to discover the origins of this new thread. What they find will change the universe and the human race, for ever.

BOOK REVIEW: Buffalo Soldier

BOOK REVIEW: Buffalo Soldier

23 Mar, 2017

Buffalo Soldier is a fascinating novella which creates a world quite unlike the one you expect it to be, but all too familiar to our own. With interesting characters and brimming with ideas, it is a great journey. Just be prepared, this may not be the story you were expecting; rather one that needs to be told.

BOOK REVIEW: Passing Strange

BOOK REVIEW: Passing Strange

14 Mar, 2017

A beautiful character focussed drama which rummages through all your emotions and illuminates a history all too often ignored in mainstream publications.