An Interview with ZEN CHO

Name: ZEN CHO Author of: SORCERER TO THE CROWN (2015) On the web: On Twitter: @zenaldehyde Zen Cho is a Malaysian writer of SFF and romance. She was born and raised in Selangor, read law at Cambridge, and currently lives in London. Her debut historical fantasy Sorcerer to the Crown is out now in […]

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SORCERER TO THE CROWN Zen Cho ( Macmillan ( £16.99 Regency London in a time of magical upheaval. The Sorcerer Royal is dead, his staff passed on to his successor, but his familiar gone. His successor has split opinion within the Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers: Zacharias Wythe is Sir Stephen’s son in all but […]



A MAN LIES DREAMING Lavie Tidhar ( Hodder & Stoughton ( £18.99 In another time and place, a man lies dreaming. National Socialism is routed at the 1933 elections by Communism, and its leadership exiled from Germany. Sentenced to a concentration camp, Adolf Hitler escapes and makes his way to London where, under his old […]

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THE VIOLENT CENTURY Lavie Tidhar ( Hodder & Stoughton ( £18.99 Released: 24 October 2013 In the summer of 1932, German scientist Dr Joachim Vomacht powers up a device that will change the world; the wave generated by this device will touch every person on the planet. Not everyone will come through the experience unchanged. […]

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THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde

THE EYRE AFFAIR Jasper Fforde ( Hodder ( £7.99 The following review is the first in a series of reviews for the Hodderscape Review Project, a project that I’m very happy and proud to be a part of. Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, for anyone that has already read it, will seem the obvious choice […]

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PLAN D by Simon Urban

PLAN D Simon Urban ( Translated by Katy Derbyshire Harvill Secker ( £14.99 October, 2011. Much of the gas used by Western Europe comes from Russia, via a pipeline network that runs through the middle of the German Democratic Republic. Weeks before the leaders of the two Germanys are due to come together to discuss […]

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11.22.63 by Stephen King

11.22.63 Stephen King ( Hodder & Stoughton ( £19.99 It’s a daunting thing, sitting down to write a review of a full-length Stephen King novel, for someone who hangs on every word the man has ever written. The problem is that remaining objective – reviewing the work at a remove, as it were – is […]

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ANNO DRACULA by Kim Newman

ANNO DRACULA Kim Newman ( Titan Books ( £7.99 Is there a more interesting and populated place and time in recent history than London in the twilight years of the nineteenth century? Peopled by a huge cast of people real and fictional, it is a location and period ripe with opportunity and ideas for any […]

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