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GUFF Interview: Alexandra Pierce

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and Europe. This year GUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in Helsinki in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 17 April. Deciding how to rank the candidates can be a pretty […]

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Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge

Published: February 2017 by Less Than Three Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Contemporary fantasy, LGBTQIA Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gloria […]

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GUFF Interview: Sam Hawke

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and Europe. This year GUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in Helsinki in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 17 April. Deciding how to rank the candidates can be a pretty […]

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Penric and the Shaman, Lois McMaster Bujold, Subterranean Press, fantasy, World of the Five Gods, tea and books, books and tea, Earl Grey Editing

Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

Published: February 2017 by Subterranean Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Penric and Desdemona #2 Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print only) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Young Lord […]

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Loose-leaf Links #35

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Neo Australia’s Ginger Tea, a tasty blend of ginger, cardamom pods, tulsi and apple. This is an old favourite of mine and especially welcome […]

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The Impossible Story of Olive in Love by Tonya Alexandra

Published: March 2017 by Harlequin Teen Format reviewed: Paperback ARC, 284 pages Genres: Contemporary YA, speculative fiction Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Plagued […]

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Guest Post: World Science Fiction Society Young Adult Award

  Having recently been a judge for the YA categories of the Aurealis Awards, I’ve grown quite familiar with the genre. So I was delighted to hear the WSFS is exploring the possibility of establishing a YA award tied to the Hugos. Today I have Forestofglory here to tell us a bit about the award. […]

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Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

Published: March 2017 by Allen & Unwin Format reviewed: Paperback, 336 pages Genres: Fantasy, middle grade Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an […]

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Mt TBR report: February 2017

The first half of February continued January’s frantic pace as I concentrated on finishing all the remaining Aurealis nominations. The second half slowed down to a somewhat more manageable pace. Since I’m over halfway towards my goal of reading 100 books for 2017, I’ve decided to revise the goal up to 150. My other personal […]

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Read My Valentine 2017 Wrap-up

During February I ran Read My Valentine. Ordinarily, it’s my excuse to read and review as many romance novels as I can manage, but I was still reading for the Aurealis Awards until almost midway through the month. So, this year I took a slightly different approach and concentrated on reviewing work that represented a […]

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