Book Reviews


Reviews in alphabetical order by author's surname.


Fiction


Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1), by Kelley Armstrong

Artificial Evil (The Techxorcist #1), by Colin F Barnes
Turbulence, by Samit Basu (Fantasy Faction)
The Reapers are the Angels, by Alden Bell
The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester
The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (Fantasy Faction) (shorter review on my blog, here)
Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes
White Cat (The Curse Workers #1), by Holly Black
The Aylesford Skull, by James P. Blaylock

The Lives of Tao, by Wesley Chu
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1), by Cassandra Clare
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

The Red Knight, by K. T. Davies
Hollow Pike, by James Dawson
Black Feathers (Black Dawn #1), by Joseph D'Lacey

The Universe Versus Alex Woods, by Gavin Extence

The Humans, by Matt Haig
The Night's Dawn Series, by Peter F Hamilton
Ante's Inferno, by Griselda Heppel

The Veil, by Jerry Ibbotson

Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones (my favourite book)
Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1), by Julie Kagawa
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2), by Julie Kagawa
The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1), by Julie Kagawa
Winter's Passage (The Iron Fey #1.5), by Julie Kagawa
Vampire Hunter D, by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Supernatural Freak, by Louisa Klein

Pantomime, by Laura Lam (Fantasy Faction)
Magic or Madness, by Justine Larbalestier
The Case of the Deadly Desperados (Western Mysteries #1), by Caroline Lawrence
The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse (Western Mysteries #2), by Caroline Lawrence
The Sewer Demon, by Caroline Lawrence
The Alchemist of Souls (Night's Masque #1), by Anne Lyle

Warm Bodies, by Isaac Marion
The Piano Tuner, by Daniel Mason
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Simon Mawer
Railsea, by China MiƩville
Embassytown, by China MiƩville
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds #1), by Emma Newman (Fantasy Faction)
Any Other Name (Split Worlds #2), by Emma Newman
All Is Fair (Split Worlds #3), by Emma Newman

Sharps, by K.J. Parker
What Makes You Die, by Tom Piccirilli
Poison, by Sarah Pinborough
I Shall Wear Midnight (Tiffany Aching #4), by Terry Pratchett 

The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson
Zenn Scarlett, by Christian Schoon
Geek Girl, by Holly Smale
Model Misfit (Geek Girl #2), by Holly Smale
Shadows of the Past, by Carmen Stefanescu
Rule 34, by Charles Stross

Entanglement, by Douglas Thompson
The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

The Book of the Sith (Star Wars tie-in), by Daniel Wallace
Retribution Falls (Ketty Jay #1), by Chris Wooding
Poison, by Chris Wooding
Echo, by Alicia Wright Brewster


Non-Fiction


Dragonslayers (Myths and Legends #2) from Osprey, by Joseph A. McCullough


Short Story and Poetry Collections


Scarred Canvas, by RC Edrington
Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman
From Dark Places, by Emma Newman

The Other Half of the Sky, edited by Athena Andreadis
Shadows Over Innsmouth, edited by Stephen Jones
Glitter and Mayhem, edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, edited by Jonathan Oliver
Tales of the Nun and Dragon, edited by Adele Wearing

Clarkesworld Issue 69

Hugo Award 2012 Short Story Nominations


Interviews and Guest Posts


Athena Andreadis, fantasy author and anthology editor. Interview
James P. Blaylock, fantasy author and one of the founding fathers of steampunk. Interview
James Everington, dark fantasy author. Guest Post: Revisiting the Witches - on inspiration
Caroline Lawrence, children's author of Roman Mysteries and Western Mysteries series. Interview
Emma Newman, fantasy author. Guest Post: 'Location, Location, Location' - the setting of her Split Worlds novels
Hilary Weisman Graham, YA author and award-winning filmmaker. Interview (this is actually a reverse interview, where authors ask the questions!)
A short story extract from Freda Warrington, author of A Taste of Blood Wine.


Conventions


The Robin Hood Festival, Nottinghamshire, 2013

EightSquaredCon 2013 (the 64th Eastercon), Bradford 
Edge Lit 2, 2013, Derby

Edge Lit 2012, Derby
Fantasycon 2012, Brighton