July 22, 2014
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch #review #sci-fi #thriller @headlinepg

It is ten years since the attack that reduced Pittsburgh to ashes. Today all that remains is the Archive: an interactive digital record of the city and its people.

John Dominic Blaxton is a survivor, one of the ‘lucky ones’ who escaped the blast. Crippled by the loss of his wife and unborn daughter, he spends his days immersed in the Archive with the ghosts of yesterday.

It is there he finds the…

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July 16, 2014
Kill Baxter by Charlie Human

Kill Baxter by Charlie Human #review #KillBaxter #Fantasy

Please note Kill Baxter is a direct sequel to last years Apocalypse Now Now. It is entirely possible if you haven’t read that then this review may contain some mild spoilers. As ever, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

AND HE THOUGHT THE HARD PART WAS OVER.

The world has been massively unappreciative of sixteen-year-old Baxter Zevcenko. His bloodline may be a combination of ancient Boer mystic and…

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July 11, 2014
Skinjob by Bruce McCabe

Skinjob by Bruce McCabe #review #scifi #thriller @BruceMcCabe1 @RandomHouseUK

A bomb goes off in down town San Francisco. Twelve people are dead. But this is no ordinary target. This target exists on the fault line where sex and money meet.

Daniel Madsen is one of a new breed of federal agents armed with a badge, a gun and the Bureau’s latest piece of technology. He’s a fast operator and his instructions are simple: find the bomber – and before he strikes again.

In order…

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July 8, 2014
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie #fantasy @HarperVoyagerUK #review

Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain his throne.

First he must survive cruelty, chains and even drowning. And he must do it all with only one good hand.

The deceived will become the deceiver.

Born a weakling in the eyes of the world, Yarvi cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

The betrayed will become the betrayer.

Gathering a strange fellowship of the…

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July 5, 2014
The 400lb Gorilla by D C Farmer

The 400lb Gorilla by D C Farmer #review #fantasy @hipposync

Matt Danmor thinks he’s lucky. Not many people survive a near death accident with nothing more than a bout of amnesia, a touch of clumsiness and the conviction that the technician who did the MRI had grey skin and hooves. Still, it takes time to recover from trauma like that, especially when the girl who was in the accident with you disappears into thin air. Especially when the shrinks keep…

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July 3, 2014
News - Tim Minchin causes a Storm in a literary teacup

News - Tim Minchin causes a storm in a literary teacup @TimMinchin @OrionBooks #News

I apologise for the post title, I couldn’t resist. Look here’s some flame haired, beat poetry related book news.

Orion signs up STORM – a dazzling book of illustrated beat-poetry from the magical mind of Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin is the award-winning Australian musician, songwriter, actor and comedian with worldwide sell-out arena tours under his belt as well as scores of awards. Now, Orion is…

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June 26, 2014
To the Top of the Mountain by Arne Dahl

To the Top of the Mountain by Arne Dahl #crime #review @HarvillSecker

After the disastrous end to their last case, the Intercrime team – a specialist unit created to investigate violent, international crime – has been disbanded, their leader forced into early retirement.

The six officers have been scattered throughout the country. Detectives Paul Hjelm and Kerstin Holm are investigating the senseless murder of a young football supporter in a pub in Stockholm, Arto…

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June 24, 2014
The Electric by Andrew David Barker

The Electric Andrew David Barker @BooBooksDerby #review #fantasy #horror

The Electric…

A crumbling shrine to the art of film, the abandoned cinema lies empty in the outskirts of town.

Abandoned, but not deserted…

For The Electric is a cinema like no other. The spirits of Hollywood’s greatest stars enjoy their final turn on celluloid, watched eagerly by an audience of ghosts. When Sam Crowhurst stumbles across this terrible and beautiful secret, his life will be…

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June 20, 2014
Anthology News - The Spectral Book of Horror Stories

Spectral Press Anthology News #news #horror

Announcing a Brand New Annual Anthology!

THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES

Release date: September 2014

Published by Spectral Press, edited by acclaimed, award-winning novelist Mark Morris (ToadyStitchThe ImmaculateFiddleback and the forthcoming Obsidian Heart trilogy) and inspired by the Pan and Fontana books of horror and ghost stories, which were hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, 

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June 19, 2014
Barricade by Jon Wallace

Barricade by Jon Wallace #review #scifi @gollancz

Kenstibec was genetically engineered to build a new world, but the apocalypse forced a career change. These days he drives a taxi instead.

A fast-paced, droll and disturbing novel, BARRICADE is a savage road trip across the dystopian landscape of post-apocalypse Britain; narrated by the cold-blooded yet magnetic antihero, Kenstibec.

Kenstibec is a member of the ‘Ficial’ race, a breed of merciless…

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