City of Lies by Sam Hawke

Published: July 2018 by Tor Books Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Poison Wars #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free […]

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Continuum 14

A week ago, I was in Melbourne attending Continuum 14. This speculative fiction convention ran from Friday 8 June until Monday 11 June. The Guests of Honour were Cat Sparks and Alison Evans. As is my habit, I live-tweeted a bunch of panels. Since Storify is no longer a thing, I’ve rounded them up here. […]

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Buddha's Tears, T2, Earl Grey Editing, Loose-leaf Links, loose-leaf tea

Loose-leaf Links #63

  Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Buddha’s Tears from T2. It’s a light green tea flavoured with jasmine, good with meals or whenever you need something gentle and […]

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Mt TBR Report: May 2018

My reading for May was slightly less intensely focused on the Hugo Awards. Things have been very busy in the lead up to Continuum and I found I had to break things up with some lighter fare. Judging from my book count for the month, it looks like last month’s binge is easing off… however, […]

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Ida by Alison Evans

Next weekend I’ll be attending Continuum, a speculative fiction convention held in Melbourne. Whenever I’m attending a convention, I always like to try to review something by one of the Guests of Honour. This year, Continuum is playing host to Alison Evans, one of Australia’s up-and-coming talents in YA SFF. Their debut novel Ida won […]

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Continuum 14 Schedule

Next Friday I’ll be down in Melbourne gearing up for the start of Continuum 14. The Guests of Honour are Cat Sparks and Alison Evans. This will be my second year attending; I was really impressed by the programming last year and couldn’t resist coming back. Speaking of programming, I’ve been scheduled on some fantastic […]

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Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault

Published: June 2018 by The Kraken Collective Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, superhero Source: Publisher Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Gumroad ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Adele has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into […]

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Loose-leaf Links #62

  Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Blueberry and Almond from the Tea Centre. While the blueberry flavouring comes through clearly, there’s a disappointing lack of almond. Awards News […]

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An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Published: November 2017 by Saga Press Format reviewed: Paperback, 356 pages Genres: Dark contemporary fantasy Source: Library Reading Challenges: Beat the Backlist Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo The Unseen World of wealthy and literally powerful magicians in New York City prides itself on remaining […]

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Loose-leaf Links #61

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Whittard’s 1886 Blend. This plain black tea is nice and strong without being too harsh on the tannins. Announcements My hazing welcome to […]

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