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REVIEW: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

In Sarah Gailey’s River of Teeth a crew of badarses try to clean out an artificial marshland packed to the shores with thousands of wild hippos for a big fat pay check. For the benefit...

REVIEW: The Embroidered Book by Kate Heartfield

Kate Heartfield’s The Embroidered Book is a massive tome – the ARC’s page count comes in around 650 pages – but it feels far less daunting while reading. The story is so captivating and...

REVIEW: Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula is the modern vampire classic by Kim Newman (The Vampire Genevieve). Set in the Victorian Era, it goes completely off the rails from the beginning as it has Dracula taking over the...

REVIEW: Lent by Jo Walton

Lent is a chimera of a novel, a combination of historical fiction and fantasy with bits of religious and philosophical arguments peppered throughout a thoroughly interesting Groundhog’s Day-esque story. Jo Walton juggles each of...

REVIEW: Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler

Victor Gischler’s Gestapo Mars is proclaimed by its blurb to be a tale of ‘Extraterrestrial espionage with sex, violence and Nazis’. This isn’t quite wrong, but doesn’t sum up the tale as a whole....

REVIEW: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is a rollicking urban fantasy by the prolific Garth Nix, taking place in a slightly-alternate version of the titular city, in the year 1983. Shortly after her 18th birthday,...

The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

Review: The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

There I was, looking for a break from the usual sword-and-slashery that we all love so much, when I took to Amazon to find my next read. I had just finished reading Sebastien de...

REVIEW: From The Wreck by Jane Rawson

I received an uncorrected proof and a finished version of From The Wreck in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Jane Rawson and Picador. This review is based on the...

Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat by Matthew Sylvester

Review: Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat by Matthew Sylvester

Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat tells the story of a British officer fighting in a diesel-punk version of World War I that sees the Germans rise victorious. Told in a series of sequential short stories,...

The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Audio Review: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Part alternate history, part western, but all fantasy, The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs is something different that jumps up and bites you like a rattlesnake you never saw coming. Our storyteller is Shoestring,...