The 2016 Round-Up

Another year coming to an end (and one many of us will be very happy to see the back of), which means its time for me to do a quick round-up and list my favourite books of the year. I’m late getting this out this year, so if you’re looking to buy any of these […]

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THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill

THE FIREMAN Joe Hill (www.joehillfiction.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £20.00 Harper Grayson is working as a school nurse when the world ends. Draco Incendia Trychophyton, better known as Dragonscale, is a spore that infects that vast majority of people with whom it comes into contact – the symptoms are a beautiful tattoo-like patterning of the skin and […]

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13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough

13 MINUTES Sarah Pinborough (sarahpinborough.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £16.99 When the body of sixteen-year-old Natasha Howland is pulled from the freezing river, it takes paramedics thirteen minutes to revive her. Natasha is part of the popular crowd a school, a beauty queen and leader of “the Barbies”, a trio of blonde ice queens for whom status […]

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The 2015 Round-Up

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year that has been. As is now “traditional”, I’ll be using this post to talk about my favourite books of the year, but first a quick blast through some of the non-bookish stuff that happened in the past […]

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Author’s Notes: THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS by Aliette de Bodard

THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS Aliette de Bodard (aliettedebodard.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) Hardback £20 eBook £10.99 Today marks the publication of Aliette de Bodard’s stunning debut novel, The House of Shattered Wings. To celebrate, and in anticipation of my forthcoming review of the book, I’m very pleased to welcome Aliette to Reader Dad. She has very […]

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THE DEATH HOUSE by Sarah Pinborough

THE DEATH HOUSE Sarah Pinborough (sarahpinborough.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £14.99 Released on 26th February 2015 Toby is a Defective. When the results of a blood test announce his death sentence he finds himself taken forcibly from his family and transported to an old manor house on a remote island in the far north. Toby is not […]

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HORNS by Joe Hill

HORNS Joe Hill (joehillfiction.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £8.99 Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke the next morning with a headache…when he was swaying above the toilet, he glanced at himself in the mirror over the sink and saw he had grown horns while he slept. Ig Perrish may not […]

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