Monthly Archives: May 2015

On This Day: Christopher Riche Evans

On this day in 1931, Christopher Evans was born in Aberdovey, Wales. A psychologist and computer scientist, he was the author of a small number of non-fiction books, including Cults of Unreason – a lighthearted look at various  peudosciences, in … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Expiration Date

Our current Masterworks Spotlight is World Fantasy Award-winner Tim Powers’ second volume in the Fault Lines trilogy, Expiration Date. A word of warning, though: if you can’t conceive of fantasy that doesn’t involve magic swords, rings of power, perilous quests … Continue reading

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RIP Tanith Lee

We were saddened to learn yesterday that beloved fantasy author, Tanith Lee has passed away.  A World Horror Grandmaster, winner of the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards for lifetime achievement, she was also the first woman to win the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Robert W. Chambers

A little over a year ago, a new television show imprinted itself on the collective consciousness: HBO’s True Detective. Series One starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and was hailed as ‘the best detective show since the Wire’ (reasonably high … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Downward to the Earth

In the period between 1967 and 1972 there’s a very good argument for declaring Robert Silverberg the best science fiction writer in the world. In half a dozen years of extraordinary creative output, Silverberg produced thirteen Hugo-nominated novels, novellas and … Continue reading

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Title Spotlight: Childhood’s End

Our current Title Spotlight comes with a short visual presentation for your entertainment! Childhood’s End Teaser Trailer from Illuminated Pictures on Vimeo. Childhood’s End is Arthur C. Clarke‘s transcendent masterpiece, the book that shows most clerly the influence of Olaf Stapledon … Continue reading

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Madness or Genius?

In this fast-moving, modern world we inhabit, there is an ever-increasing amount of information to sort through and process. Broadcast media, newspapers, magazines, social media, online news, mobile devices – all bombarding us with information at a dizzying rate. And, … Continue reading

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On This Day: James Tiptree, Jr

On this day, in 1987, Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon – better known to the wider world as James Tiptree, Jr – died in tragic circumstances. Alice Sheldon wrote most of her fiction as James Tiptree, Jr, making a point about … Continue reading

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Gollancz’s Malcolm Edwards

News was recently released to the book trade concerning upcoming changes to Gollancz. From the official press release: MALCOLM EDWARDS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF GOLLANCZ AND CONSULTANT PUBLISHER OF ORION David Young, CEO of The Orion Publishing Group announces today that … Continue reading

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New Book Spotlight: Mockingbird

Walter Tevis is the acclaimed author of The Hustler and The Colour of Money, both made into Oscar-winning films, and The Man Who Fell to Earth – filmed by Nicholas Roeg and featuring David Bowie in his first film role. … Continue reading

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