Review: Saga, Volume 2

Published: July 2013 by Image Comics Format reviewed: Paperback, 144 pages Series: Saga #2 Genres: Science fantasy, space opera, speculative fiction, graphic novel Source: On loan from friends Disclaimer: Some spoilers for Volume 1 Aside from a brief detour at the beginning–which manages to be an effective recap as well as supplying some new and necessary […]

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Cranky Ladies of History book launch

Sunday 8th March was International Women’s Day. I celebrated by attending a book launch. Cranky Ladies of History is the latest anthology from Fablecroft Publishing and is edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely. The book contains 22 pieces of fiction, each inspired by a different historical cranky lady. Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens… Throughout history, women […]

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Review: Graced by Amanda Pillar

Published: February 2015 by Momentum Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Graced #1 Genres: Fantasy, paranormal romance Source: From the publisher via NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 City Guard Elle Brown has one goal in life: to protect her kid sister, Emmie. Falling in love–and with a werewolf at that–was never part of the deal. […]

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Mt TBR report: February 2015

Most of my reading this month was electronic, making it a challenge photographically. I’ve been keeping up a decent pace with my reading but my acquisitions have done likewise. Mt TBR status Mt TBR @ 1 January 2015: 202 Mt TBR @ 31 January 2015: 209 Mt TBR @ 28 February 2015: 211 Books read […]

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Review: Cold Comfort and Other Tales by David McDonald

Published: 2014 by Clan Destine Fictions Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Science fiction Source: Review copy provided by author Disclaimer: Review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Cold Comfort and Other Tales is a collection of science fiction short stories, two of which are reprints and one of which is original. […]

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Loose-leaf Links for February

I keep collecting more and more links for these posts, so you might want to grab a cup of tea before settling into this one. No, seriously. Following Up Two weeks ago I interviewed Gillian Polack and reviewed her first novel, Illuminations. Readers looking to find out more about Gillian may be pleased to know […]

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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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