THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde

THE EYRE AFFAIR Jasper Fforde (www.jasperfforde.com) Hodder (www.hodder.co.uk) ÂŁ7.99 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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A Newbury & Hobbes 100-Word Short Story by George Mann

THE EXECUTIONER’S HEART: A NEWBURY AND HOBBES INVESTIGATION George Mann (georgemann.wordpress.com) Titan Books (titanbooks.com) ÂŁ7.99 Released: 12th July 2013 To celebrate the release of George Mann’s latest Newbury and Hobbes novel, The Executioner’s Heart, this coming Friday, 12th July, I’m very pleased to offer you a 100-word short story that George has kindly allowed us […]

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An Interview with JAMES P. BLAYLOCK

Name: JAMES P. BLAYLOCK Author of: THE DIGGING LEVIATHAN (1984)                  HOMUNCULUS (1986)                  LORD KELVIN’S MACHINE (1992)                  THE AYLESFORD SKULL (2012) On the web: http://www.jamespblaylock.com To celebrate the release of James P. Blaylock’s latest novel, The Aylesford Skull (my review will be available later this week, so do please check back), his publisher, […]

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THE MAP OF TIME by Felix Palma

THE MAP OF TIME Felix Palma Translated by Nick Caistor HarperCollins (www.harpercollins.co.uk) ÂŁ12.99 Released: 9 June 2011 I’m a big fan of fiction that uses actual historical figures or events as part of its fabric. Fiction like Caleb Carr’s The Alienist or Matthew Pearl’s The Dante Club. So, I was excited when Felix Palma’s The […]

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THE DEMI-MONDE: WINTER by Rod Rees

The Demi-Monde: Winter Rod Rees Quercus (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) ÂŁ16.99 The Demi-Monde in the title of Rod Rees’ new novel – a novel that forms the first part of a quadrilogy – refers to an advanced virtual reality environment commissioned by the US government to simulate so-called “Asymmetric Warfare Environments” – places like Iraq and Afghanistan, where […]

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