Neil Gaiman suggests a new gift giving tradition for Halloween in his blog: I’m proposing something slightly different. That you give someone a scary book this Hallowe’en. You certainly don’t have to give everyone you know a scary book. Just pick someone, or a few someones, you care about. Then give them a book this… Read More A very scary halloween
The Magicians by Lev Grossman was one of the best books I’ve read in 2009. Part Harry Potter coming-of-age tale of today’s dissolute youth, part homage to the Narnia styled fantasy adventure; the book was poignant with a hopeful-hopelessness that made it resonate deeply. I had to go on a ‘story fast’ for a couple… Read More The Magician King
I love this book but was left rather unmoved by its sequel. (The former made me want to change my name to Jane, or Jain, for a while) Here‘s Tanith Lee describing how TSML first came to pass.
i’ve always loved sci-fi in a neo-victorian setting, but never quite knew the term for this genre. only today did i find out the correct classification for this: Steampunk. (I’ve come across this term in the past, but somehow always related it back to a japanese animation reference) As explained by Flavorwire “steampunk as it… Read More steampunk