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Review: Shadows of Fate by Angela Dennis

Published: April 2015 by Samhain Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Shadow Born #1 Genres: Urban fantasy Source: From the publisher via NetGalley After being accused of her husband’s murder, Brenna Baudouin is banished to Earth for a hundred years. This plane is struggling under an influx of demons, and Brenna makes her living as […]

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Conversation: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

One of my very favourite things about reading a book is discussing it with friends afterwards… or better yet, during. I loved literature classes at university and I often wonder why I haven’t joined a book club. I love the way other people bring other perspectives to the text, allowing me to see it in […]

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Review: In Search of Lost Dragons by Elian Black’Mor and Carine M

Published: December 2014 by Dynamite Entertainment Format reviewed: E-book (.acsm) Series: Black’Mor Chronicles Genres: Fantasy, art book Source: From the publisher via NetGalley In Search of Lost Dragons presents itself as the diary of Elian Black’Mor, an intrepid explorer and naturalist with a dragon obsession. This obsession leads him to travel all over Europe and […]

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Interview with Gillian Polack

Back in October last year, I mentioned that Borgo Press had reprinted Baggage, an anthology of Australian speculative fiction that I had been honoured to work on as sub-editor. This is an anthology I am truly excited about and was thrilled to be part of. So today I’m sharing an interview with the editor (and […]

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Illuminations by Gillian Polack

Published: 2002 by Trivium Publishing Format reviewed: Paperback, 289 pages Genres: Literary fiction, fantasy Source: Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an unbiased review. Rose is an Australian medievalist on sabbatical in France. She discovers a strange […]

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Mt TBR report: January 2015

  It never quite feels like the summer holidays unless I have my nose stuck in a book. Despite the unseasonably cool, wet weather (or perhaps because of it), I did well with keeping my summer tradition. In fact, it has been a few years since I managed to read so many books in the […]

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Review: Nightmare in Steam by Lexi Ostrow

Published: 2014 by Hot Ink Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Alliance of Silver and Steam #1 Genres: Erotica, Paranormal romance, Steampunk Source: From the publisher via NetGalley Lucius is a Nightmare Demon with the power to invade dreams and frighten people to death. On a mission to infiltrate the Alliance of Silver and Steam–a […]

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Loose-leaf Links for January

No shiny covers this month, so instead here’s a photo of my new favourite loose-leaf tea, discovered courtesy of my Monstrositea subscription. Awards News Nominations for the 2015 Ditmar Awards close on 1 February, so if you’re a member of Australian fandom, you haven’t got long! Not sure if you qualify as Australian fandom? See […]

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Review: Saga, Volume One

Published: 2012 by Image Comics Format reviewed: Paperback, 160 pages Series: Saga #1 Genres: Science fantasy, space opera, speculative fiction, graphic novel Source: On loan from friends Two soldiers from opposing sides of a galactic war fall in love, desert their respective armies and have a baby together. Naturally, their commanders are less than impressed […]

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Diversity and Reading

It’s that time of year where readers and reviewers are taking stock of what they’ve read, looking at their stats (if they track them) and make goals for the new year. You’ve probably noticed I’ve been doing the same. It was in this spirit that Andi of Estella’s Revenge posted her thoughts on the slippery […]

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