CORPSELIGHT by Angela Slatter

CORPSELIGHT Angela Slatter (www.angelaslatter.com) Jo Fletcher Books (www.jofletcherbooks.com) £13.99 Heavily pregnant, Verity Fassbinder has been side-lined by boss Zvezdomir “Bela” Tepes, which is how she ends up watching a young normal woman whose house is inundated with foul-smelling mud on a monthly basis. When people, both Weyrd and Normal, start to drown on dry land, […]

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YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT by Daniel Kehlmann

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT Daniel Kehlmann (www.kehlmann.com) Translated by Ross Benjamin (www.rossmbenjamin.com) Riverrun (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) £10.00 A writer heads to the hills, retreating to a snow-bound chalet, with his wife and four-year-old daughter to try and write a sequel to his breakthrough film. While the solitude should allow them to enjoy each other as family, the […]

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GUEST POST: World Building in the RELICS Universe by Tim Lebbon

Name: TIM LEBBON Author of: COLDBROOK (2012)                       THE HUNT (2015)                       RELICS (2017) On the web: http://www.timlebbon.net On Twitter: @timlebbon I love world building. A few years ago I wrote a series of fantasy novels for Bantam in the USA, and also a couple for Orbit in the UK. Four of these––the Noreela novels––all […]

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RELICS by Tim Lebbon

RELICS Tim  Lebbon (www.timlebbon.net) Titan Books (titanbooks.com) £7.99 Angela Gough’s life is happy and normal until the day her boyfriend, Vince, leaves for work and doesn’t come back. Mysterious notes through the door, which may be in his handwriting tell her to stay away, not to look for him, but Angela isn’t about to let […]

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IT by Stephen King

IT Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £10.99 (he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts) In May 1985 six people receive a phone call from a friend they have long forgotten reminding them of an oath they swore when they were just eleven years old. The phone […]

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‘SALEM’S LOT by Stephen King

‘SALEM’S LOT Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (hodder.co.uk) £9.99 This review/essay originally appeared as part of the King For A Year project, and appears here in its original form, by permission. …the Lot’s knowledge of the country’s torment was academic. Time went on a different schedule there. Nothing too nasty could happen in such […]

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GUEST POST: The Problems With Time Travel by MARK MORRIS

Name: Mark Morris Author of: THE WOLVES OF LONDON (2014)                  THE SOCIETY OF BLOOD (2015)                  THE WRAITHS OF WAR (2016) On the web: http://www.markmorrisfiction.com On Twitter:  @MarkMorris10 I’ve been a big fan of Doctor Who ever since I was terrified by the Yeti, the Ice Warriors and the Cybermen when I was four, […]

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