Books / 29th Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Award shortlist

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arthur c clarke award 20q5

It is the equivalent of the Man Booker prize for Science Fiction, the six shortlisted books for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year published in 2014 are: The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) Europe In Autumn –… Read more »

Books / Normal, debut thriller from Graeme Cameron

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Normal by Graeme Cameron

He lives in your area, in a nice house with a tidy garden. He shops in your local supermarket, bumping trolleys, apologising with a smile. He drives beside you, waving to let you into the lane ahead of him. What you don’t know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement… Read more »

Books / 50th Anniversary edition of DUNE from the Folio Society

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Dune 50th anniversay folio society edition

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Dune, the Folio Society has produced a lavish illustrated hardback edition of the book. Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel imagined and realised a huge and richly detailed world that has hardly dated in those five decades, indeed it has been the world’s best selling science… Read more »

Books / Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist 2015

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baileys prize for women writers

The UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – has announced the 2015 shortlist. The selection includes five previously shortlisted authors and one debut novelist. The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is: Rachel Cusk – Outline Laline Paull – The Bees Kamila… Read more »

Books / Perfidia by James Ellroy

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perfidia

The start of a new LA quartet is a big day for Ellroy fans, for the uninitiated his original crime fiction quartet encompassed the novels The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential and White Jazz, all of them are set in 1950s LA and follow a connected set of characters. He has taken the… Read more »

Books / Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads by Nick Hayes

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graphic novel

This sump­tuous gra­phic novel do­cu­ments and dra­ma­ti­ses the life of the le­gen­da­ry Woody Gut­hrie, a mu­si­ci­an who con­ti­nues to fa­sci­na­te and in­flu­ence to this day, ne­ar­ly fifty years after his death. He wrote hund­reds of folk songs, many of them do­cu­men­ting his ex­pe­ri­en­ces in the dust bowl era du­ring the Great De­pres­si­on. Gut­hrie tra­ve­led with… Read more »

Books / Francis Pryor video interview

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the lifers club

We talk to Francis Pryor about his career as an archaeologist and his latest foray into writing fiction. His debut novel ‘The Lifers Club’ was published in 2014 and the follow up ‘ The Way, The Truth and The Dead’ is due for publication soon via the Unbound crowd funding platform. Francis Pryor is an… Read more »