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Tag Archives | fantasy

Fantasy And Sci-Fi Titles We Can’t Wait To Read In 2013


Fantasy and Science Fiction have always been two of my absolute favourite genres. There is nothing quite like immersing yourself in the intricate and beautiful worlds created by your favourite author. As a Bookseller I have always told my customers that some of my best friends while growing up were books, and it is very […]

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Gulliver’s Travels: Own it, read it, and read it again!

When Jonathan Swift‘s infamous novel Gulliver’s Travels was published in 1726 it enjoyed instant popularity. During the last hundred years, it has evolved into various feature films including more than one animated version.  For years Gulliver’s Travels has been enjoyed by children as a children’s book and it is easy to recognise its appeal. Gulliver […]

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The Winners of the SFX Awards 2012


Most people wouldn’t consider themselves science-fiction or fantasy fans, but the winners of the SFX Awards would suggest otherwise. While these shows and writers aren’t all as mainstream as the Oscar nominees, there are still some very big names in sci-fi/fantasy that are winning over new fans who might not considered mutants or time travellers […]

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R.I.P Anne McCaffrey


On 21 November 2011, Anne Inez McCaffrey passed away at her home in Ireland. The world of Fantasy will never be the same. Anne McCaffrey brought us the worlds of Pern, and the dragons that lived therein and an entire generation of readers will mourn her passing. had this to say: Anne McCaffrey wasn’t […]

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Charlaine Harris and Stieg Larsson estate announce new graphic novels

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Best known for her Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris has just announced a deal with Ace Books to create a graphic novel trilogy called Cemetery Girl.  Cemetery Girl is a paranormal/fantasy mystery novel about a teenage girl with amnesia living alone in a cemetery. It is Harris’ first effort at creating an original graphic novel […]

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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

About the Book: Set in a Johannesburg not unlike our own, the novel features Zinzi December, an underclass tough-chick with a witty mouth, a sloth on her back who pulls 419 scams for a living. She also occasionally finds lost things, for a fee of course. When she is hired to do her least favourite […]

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