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2013 Hugo Awards

Despite nominating this year, unfortunately I won’t be voting in the 2013 Hugo Awards for a few reasons. . . . → Read More: 2013 Hugo Awards

Book Review – The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M Valente

September has longed to return to Fairyland, ever since she returned home over a year ago. When she sees a rowing boat seemingly floating through the Nebraskan corn fields, she jumps at the chance to follow it back to fairyland. . . . → Read More: Book Review – The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M Valente

Book Review – Osama by Lavie Tidhar

In an alternate universe without terrorism, Joe is a private detective based in Vietnam, when a mysterious woman gives him a rather bizarre case. To track down Mike Longshott, the author of the Vigilante series of novels about a Freedom Fighter named Osama bin Laden. . . . → Read More: Book Review – Osama by Lavie Tidhar

Book Review – Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Zinzi December is an ex-junkie with a huge debt to her ex-dealer, and a sloth on her back. Literally. Living in Zoo City, she’s scraping by and slowly repaying her dealer by participating in 419 scams, or using her mystical ability to find things. However Zinzi’s luck take a turn for the worse when the police confiscate her last payment after the person who hired her turned up dead. . . . → Read More: Book Review – Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Book Review – Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Fleeing in shame to the streets of London, after copyright infringement gets his whole household disconnected from the Internet, Trent falls in with a good crowd of squatters and learns the ropes. When the copyright corporations push for even harsher legislation, Trent finds himself involved in the fight, and uses his key skill, fan vidding, to shine attention on the issue. . . . → Read More: Book Review – Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Book Review – Angels of Vengeance by John Birmingham

This is the third in the After America series by Birmingham, and primarily follows our three main protagonists, all strong willed women armed with vengeance. . . . → Read More: Book Review – Angels of Vengeance by John Birmingham

Book Review – World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

It is the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse, humanity has struggled back from the edge of extinction, and a historian is tasked with interviewing the survivors to try and document as many first hand accounts as possible. . . . → Read More: Book Review – World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Book Review – Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Anna and Charles find themselves helping the FBI to track a serial killer, one who prefers his victims to be supernatural, and who has been killing for quite some time without the FBI realising. As the group closes in on the killer, Anna and Charles find their lives and their sanity in deadly danger. . . . → Read More: Book Review – Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Book Review – Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Dodger is a seventeen year old Londoner who makes his living by toshing – scrounging in the city sewers for salvage. When he sees a girl trying to escape from her kidnappers, he gets involved and ends up saving her from them. . . . → Read More: Book Review – Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Book Review – This Case is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova

Linnet was fostered with vampires as a young child, grew up around them, graduated University as a Lawyer, and has now been placed at the prestigious White Fang Law Firm, Ishmael, McGillary, and Gold. When Linnet narrowly survives a werewolf attack that kills her boss, she thinks it’s associated with the case, and begins investigating why someone would want to kill him. . . . → Read More: Book Review – This Case is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova