Tag Archives | Speculative Fiction

Mt TBR report: March 2015

March has me well on the way to a record year in terms of the number of books I’ve read. I think I can safely say that this blog has had a definite impact on my reading patterns. However, as with last month, I’m still acquiring books faster than I’m reading them. The pile in […]

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Review – Aurora: Darwin by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: 2013 by Momentum Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Aurora #1 Genres: Science fiction Source: From the publisher via NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Google Play ~ Kobo ~ Print Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an […]

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Guest post: On Serialised Fiction

  You may remember Lynn from the book discussion we had last month on Some Kind of Fairy Tale. She recently released her novel A Promise Broken, which first appeared in serial form on her blog. In honour of the occasion, I have invited her to share a bit about her experiences with serialised fiction. Serialised fiction isn’t […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Review: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Published: 2009 by Hachette Format reviewed: Paperback, 398 pages Series: The Witcher #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: Bought on Amazon When an invading empire conquers her country, Ciri is rescued by a monster hunter called Geralt of Rivia. The princess slowly learns magic and trains as the first female witcher (as the monster hunters are called). […]

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