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REVIEW: Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

“You are not welcome here, Godkiller” is a simple statement that piqued my curiosity when I opened the package that included Hannah Kaner’s upcoming fantasy debut. I was so intrigued that I opted to...

REVIEW: The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

Magic. Suffrage. Revolution. These are the three things at the centre of Hadeer Elsbai’s debut The Daughters of Izdihar. Set in an Egyptian-inspired world, probably around the turn of the twentieth century in terms...

REVIEW: The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

Naseem Jamnia gifts a wonderous new world in their debut novella, The Bruising of Qilwa. A world plagued with genocide and disease, a great number of refugees seek safer lands. Yet, Jamnia offers a...

REVIEW: Hild by Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith’s Hild has deservedly become a classic of its genre. Published 2013, this historical novel is based on the early life of Hild of Whitby, a seventh-century saint and abbess of the monastery...

REVIEW: Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk

Demons, angels and dangerous bargains meet in C.L. Polk’s brilliant novella Even Though I Knew the End, set in a vividly drawn 1940s Chicago and featuring a sapphic romance and sinister blood magic. When...

REVIEW: Loki by Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess’ Loki is a grown-up take on Norse mythology. This Loki is a sassy, dirty-talking god who is determined to tell his own story. Part fictional autobiography, part oral story-telling in written form....

REVIEW: Leech by Hiron Ennes

Leech – In Verdira, a brutal winter encroaches as a replacement arrives for a doctor who just died. Both the dead doctor and the replacement are part of The Institute, where doctors are trained;...

REVIEW: The Red Scholar’s Wake by Aliette de Bodard

Aliette de Bodard’s The Red Scholar’s Wake was one of my most anticipated novels of 2022 and it did not disappoint. Inspired by the author’s Vietnamese heritage, this is the story of an arranged...

Ten Queer Books to Kickstart Your Reading

Welcome to the top ten queer books to kickstart your reading. There is a notion that books that appeal to a Grimdark reading audience are written by cis-het white men for cis-het white men....

REVIEW: The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe is widely acclaimed as a singer/songwriter, film star, fashion icon, and social activist. Her list of awards has its own Wikipedia page, with 137 nominations and 48 wins at the time of...

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