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Rabbits by  by Terry Miles
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Are you playing the game? Made you look. The idea of a metagame that embroils a hero is not a new one, but it is hard to pull off. The amount of financial resources and secrecy that is required to convince Michael Douglas to jump off a building is beyond what the...

Article by Sam Tyler on 15th June 2021
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Bleeding Hearts by  by Ry Herman
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I have always wondered how people can believe in some things but not others. If you have a world that has vampires roaming at night, what makes bloodsuckers so great that they get to be the only things that bump in the night? Ry Herman already introduced us to the idea of...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th June 2021
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by Ry Herman

I have always been fascinated by the period when Odysseus, great hero of Greek mythology, became the World’s Biggest Asshole.

That probably requires some explanation. The Greek myths were never written down in any single, canonical text. They changed over time, and the shifting details could radically alter the meaning. The earliest stories of Odysseus depict him as a hero with a keen mind and a silver...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th June 2021
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When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time."
- Stephen King
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The Coward by  by Stephen Aryan
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When I think about heroism I often think about the conversation between Cat and Rimmer in Red Dwarf. There‘s an old cat proverb that goes, "It's better to live one hour as a tiger than an entire lifetime as a worm.” There's an old human proverb...

Article by Sam Tyler on 4th June 2021
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Day Zero by  by C Robert Cargill
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Asimov’s ‘Three laws of Robotics’ have become synonymous with any book that contains robots. Nearly all these books will not allow their robots to hurt humans, but what happens if these rules broke? In C. Robert Cargill’s Day...

Article by Sam Tyler on 20th May 2021
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We Are Satellites by  by Sarah Pinsker
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Of the many things that the pandemic has taught us, it is that we can work well online. I have completed projects online with never meeting my team or the stakeholders in person. What it has also taught me us is about Digital Poverty. Although I may have been happy to work in the...

Article by Sam Tyler on 18th May 2021
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Mystery is a powerful tool. You can exude a sense of power from the shadows that may not be true if a light was shined on you. The premise of T.S. Willberg’s Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder begins thus, with a mysterious detective agency, but we...

Article by Sam Tyler on 15th May 2021
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Within Without by  by Jeff Noon
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I have conversations with my colleagues and a surprising number of them are dismissive of Science Fiction as being too farfetched and complicated. This is not true, as it is such a wide genre. There are Sci Fi books that will cater for readers who only want a touch of the unreal, but there...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th May 2021
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New Pompeii by  by Daniel Godfrey
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For many people, the leading writer of speculative fiction in the 90s and 00s was Michael Crichton who was able to marry a level of scientific reality with some outrageous ideas. A theme park full of dinosaurs, intelligent apes, nanobots that can kill? He was able...

Article by Sam Tyler on 12th May 2021
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Some of my favourite Urban Fantasy is about a normal world that is unaware of the creatures that lurk in the night. Whilst we are all safely asleep, there is are demons and witches lurking around the corner. Most of us will never even know that these things exist,...

Article by Sam Tyler on 7th May 2021
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I find it amazing how easy it is to miss things that are right on your doorstep. I grabbed this book online (not by choice, this was before the shops had re-opened) because I was after some easy reading. I often find good urban fantasy easy and immersive. It was only after actually picking the...

Article by Ant on 6th May 2021
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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain
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Stories about monsters were told back in the day as a way of making people scared. And they should be. How do you stop a curious child from walking in the woods at night or going for a swim in a deep lagoon? You speak of vampires, werewolves and merfolk that...

Article by Sam Tyler on 5th May 2021
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Aliens: Infiltrator by  by Weston Ochse
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The Alien franchise can be seen as one of two things: an awesome series of Space based horror and action stories, or a textbook example of Corporate Malfeasance. The Aliens may be the most reoccurring characters, but the second is not Ripley, it is Weyland...

Article by Sam Tyler on 4th May 2021
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Australian authors of dark fiction often remain scarcely known outside their country and that’s a shame because the quality of their work is usually very good.

The present volume is the debut collection by Rebecca Fraser, a mix of short stories, flash fiction and dark poems....

Article by Mario Guslandi on 30th April 2021
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