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Provisional Speculative Fiction Top 5 of 2017

Time flies and we've reached the halfway point of the year! Here are the top 5 speculative fiction novels published in 2017 I've read so far! =) Click on each title to read my review... 1- Assassin's Fate by Robin Hobb (Canada, USA,Show More Summary

20 Years Later: Celebrating Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling and Fans

Today marks twenty (yup, 20) years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. It’s difficult to put into words appreciation for a series which has given all of us so much, or to thank all the people involved in bringing it to us in so many different forms, and before we show you all...read more!

20th Anniversary Special – Experiencing the Magic Again: “Philosopher’s Stone” Analysis, Part Three!

On the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, we’re concluding our re-read from where we left off last time at the end of Chapter 12 where Harry discovers the Mirror of Erised with the help of the invisibility cloak. Part three will cover everything from the discovery of the identity of Nicolas Flamel up until...read more!

Cover art for Jeff Noon's A MAN OF SHADOWS

10 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Angry Robot have revealed the striking cover art for the upcoming new novel by SF novelist and playwright Jeff Noon, A Man of Shadows. Noon is best-known for his debut novel, Vurt (1993), and its successors Pollen (1995) and Nymphomation...Show More Summary

Double Or Nothing by Craig Schaefer (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order Double Or Nothing HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Long Way Down Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The White Gold Score Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Redemption Song Read Fantasy Book...Show More Summary

New ‘Harry Potter’ Funko Pop Figures for Comic Con 2017!

San Diego Comic Con is a favorite hotspot for numerous franchises, including the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fandoms, and in addition to the panels, cosplay, and other events, access to exclusive merchandise is always a perk! Funko is the latest company to unveil its contributions to the annual convention and, while its new Marvel, DC,...read more!

Babylon 5 Rewatch: Setting the Scene - The Babylon Project

Ahead of my upcoming Babylon 5 rewatch, it may be useful to set the scene of what is going on in the B5 universe when the series pilot episode opens. This information is not strictly necessary, but it may be helpful in reminding people in what space empire did what to whom and when. Show More Summary

Specieswatch: The Cybermen

The Cybermen are one of Doctor Who's most popular and endearing foes, making their first appearance in the 1966 serial The Tenth Planet and making return appearances right up to the present day. Fictional History Millions of years ago, Earth had a twin planet. Show More Summary

Experiencing the Magic Again: An Analysis of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – Part Two

We’re picking up our re-reading of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from where we left off last time at the end of Chapter 6, where the first years have just seen Hogwarts castle for the first time. Part two will cover everything from sorting ceremony on Harry’s first day at Hogwarts up until Harry’s discovery...read more!

Experiencing the Magic Again: An Analysis of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – Part One

As the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone approaches I can’t help but be overcome by a wave of nostalgia. 20 years just seems like an incredibly long time ago. I still remember opening and reading this book for the first time, although I admit it was a few years after its...read more!

Jason Isaacs, But Not As We Know Him: ‘Star Trek’ First Look & Release Date Announced!

Jason Isaacs is set to star in series Star Trek: Discovery, and after a long wait, our first look at him in the Captain’s chair has arrived, along with the release date for the series! According to Empire, the fifteen episode series will begin on September 24th, and air in the US on CBS (followed by being...read more!

RE-REVIEW: The Price Of Faith by Rob J. Hayes (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder The Price of Faith Over HERE (USA) & HERE (UK)Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Heresy WithinRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Colour Of VengeanceRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Where Loyalties...Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (June19th)

In hardcover:J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien is down five positions, ending the week at number 11. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.In paperback:Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale maintains its position at number 1 (trade paperback). For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

New on my Patreon: A HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH

My Patreon page is now hosting a new essay series, A History of Middle-earth. This is pretty much what it says on the tin, a history of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. The first phase is the fictional history of the continent of Middle-earth...Show More Summary

Cover art for the 10th anniversary edition of Patrick Rothfuss' THE NAME OF THE WIND

Patrick Rothfuss just unveiled the cover art for the 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind (Canada, USA, Europe) on his blog.It was done by Sam Weber. The new edition will also contain more than twenty illustrations by Dan Dos Santos, new maps, and many more goodies! Check out Rothfuss' blog to find out more about it! =)

RE-REVIEW: The Heresy Within by Rob J. Hayes (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Heresy WithinOrder The Heresy Within Over HERE (USA) & HERE (UK) Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Where Loyalties LieRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes AShow More Summary

Weekly Round-Up: Tennant Reminisces ‘Doctor Who’, Emma Thompson’s Greenpeace Campaign & More

This week has seen many exciting preparations from Pottermore and their Wizarding World Book Club, The British Library and Bloomsbury for the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. In the realm of Potter alumni,...Show More Summary

Emma Watson’s ‘Essential Feminist Bookshelf’

Listing a selection of books from authors such as Alice Walker, Caitlin Moran and Margaret Atwood, Emma Watson has curated an ‘Essential Feminist Bookshelf’ in addition to her feminist book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’. The bookshelf came as a request from Compton Verney art gallery and mansion in Warwickshire – Emma was asked to ‘unsilence...read more!

HOMEWORLD: CATACLYSM re-released with a new name

The classic, era-defining Homeworld and Homeworld 2 got an impressive re-release in 2015 in the Homeworld Remastered collection, followed last year by a splendid (if low-key) prequel game, Deserts of Kharak. Missing from these celebrated events was Homeworld: Cataclysm, the stand-alone expansion for the original game. Show More Summary

Win a copy of Diana Gabaldon's SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL

I have two copies of Diana Gabaldon's Seven Stones to Stand or Fall up for grabs, compliments of the folks at Delacorte. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:A magnificent collection of Outlander short...Show More Summary

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