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Brand New Ancients – Kate Tempest

Speaking of truly brilliant books… Reading┬áThe Half God of Rainfall reminded me I do actually really quite enjoy poetry, so maybe I should try to read some more new stuff… but how would I find what was good and new?? … Continue reading

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The Changeling – Victor LaValle

I really ought to get started on the Hugos, but the Becky Chambers is staring at me none-too-welcomingly so… I’m procrastinating it a little while longer. Which turned out to be a good decision, because apparently, the World Fantasy Award … Continue reading

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A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine

Holy shit. I mean really, holy shit this one was good. I was sold it as “like Ann Leckie and Iain M. Banks” and when people say that kind of thing to you? You just go “sure, sure” and mentally … Continue reading

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The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

You know what the smartest plan is, when you’re behind on your Goodreads reading goal? Picking up an absolute brick of an 830 page fantasy epic to speed you along. Yeah… Honestly though, it was not as terrible an idea … Continue reading

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Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

I’d been looking at this for a while but not got round to it, so when it turned up in the Women’s Prize longlist, it was the kick I needed to actually get round to reading it. Good decision all … Continue reading

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Inversions – Iain M. Banks

I thought I’d read all the Culture novels… and I kinda had. But I needed something appealing to kick me out of the “but I could just keep… reading Cadfael?” streak, and a bit of Banks SF was a clear … Continue reading

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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock – Imogen Hermes Gowar

And back to literary again. I took this one away with me on a long weekend out of London, thinking I’d a) be busy playing board games and b) it’s a heckin’ chonker of a book and so one book … Continue reading

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