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After Death

After Death by Dean Koontz Thomas & Mercer, pb, £6.99 Reviewed by John Dodd I’ve never read Dean Koontz before, and given the volume of work he’s put out there over the years, that always seemed like a massive oversight.  After Death begins with Michael Mace walking into the offices… Read More »After Death


Eversion by Alastair Reynolds Gollancz, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Silas Coade is the doctor on the Demeter, a sail ship searching the Norwegian fjords for a rumoured passageway to an unexplored lagoon. All the men on board could make their fortune with this discovery. But something is wrong… Read More »Eversion

The Haunting of Alejandra

The Haunting of Alejandra by V. Castro Titan Books, pb, £8.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Alejandra is all things to all people but nothing to herself. She tries to be the perfect wife and the perfect mother but feels she fails at both, and in her despair, Alejandra is tormented… Read More »The Haunting of Alejandra

The front cover for The Ten Percent Thief by Lavanya Lakshminarayan. The bottom half of the page is blue and the top half is yellow. There is a tree on the right hand side. The roots are down in the dark blue and are a lighter blue colour. The tree leaves are in the yellow part and are dark blue.

THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan.

THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan from Rebellion Publishing #BookReview #SciFi #Dystopia #Dystopian THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan. Rebellion. h/b. £16.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Apex City, where Bell Corporation governs through a system of meritocracy. The Twenty Percent is what John is aiming for. He has… Read More »THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan.

BFS Retreat Roundup

The first weekend of March saw the inaugural BFS Writing Retreat at Gladstones Library in Flintshire, and it couldn’t have been better. We arrived on Friday afternoon, and after checking in and putting our luggage away, we met in the gorgeous Gladstone Room, a spacious yet comfortable common room filled… Read More »BFS Retreat Roundup

February Event – The Bestiary: Writing Fantastical Creatures

What would speculative fiction be without it’s fantastical creatures? From Dragons to imps, werewolves to Tatterskins, we love them all. Our final panel of Saturday’s Building Worlds event discusses fantastical creatures in all their glory. Why do we love them so much? What do they bring to our tales? How… Read More »February Event – The Bestiary: Writing Fantastical Creatures