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If you have ever been out to sea on a sailing boat, you may have felt that feeling of majesty and awe that the water evokes. This vast expanse that continues as far as the eye can see. Depending on your personality, it can instil a sense of fear or a sense of adventure. I have felt this feeling...

Article by Sam Tyler on 26th January 2021
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Fantasy can feel like a packed, oversaturated genre. Some writers seem more than happy to walk well-footed paths when it comes to character arcs, magic systems, and worldbuilding. Maybe more than anything else, the settings of so many fantasy novels seem directly lifted from Tolkien—all babbling brooks and green glades and perfectly picturesque mountains.

Don’t get me wrong, I thrilled at that landscape as a child first...

Article by Sam Tyler on 26th January 2021
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Inscape by  by Louise Carey
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A lot of the political hustle and bustle in today’s world has its roots in how far you think capitalism should go. Some countries are all for state control, others are far more laissez faire. Do private companies already have too much...

Article by Sam Tyler on 25th January 2021
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It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it?s called life
- Terry Pratchett
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Radio Life by  by Derek B Miller
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What do we expect from the future? I consider myself a half glass full type of person, but even my positivity has taken a battering in the past few years. A world buried under a sea of sand sounds like it may be better in some circumstances. If we do find ourselves roaming a desolate...

Article by Sam Tyler on 21st January 2021
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Map's Edge by  by David Hair
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Since the days of The Lord of the Rings the fantasy genre has had a close relationship with the idea of a fellowship of characters. A group of disparate people of all races brought together to fight for a common cause. This produces a sense of shared responsibility and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 14th January 2021
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Doors of Sleep by  by Tim Pratt
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Making an author come up with a single science fiction concept is tricky enough, but to ask them to come up with an infinite number of multiverses is just plain mean. Tim Pratt only have themselves to blame as they choice to take Zaxony Delatree on an adventure...

Article by Sam Tyler on 12th January 2021
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Bear Head by  by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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When we colonise the planets will they send out the best and the brightest? I’m not so sure as many of the best and the brightest will be quite happy on Earth leading a successful life. Converting the likes of Mars into a liveable environment will be dirty, cold and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 7th January 2021
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Light of the Jedi by  by Charles Soule
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The Universe of Star Wars is a vast one full of unexplored planets, characters and timelines but the will of The Force always seems to drag it back to the Skywalkers. The brand-new Star Wars: The High Republic is an attempt to write Star Wars free from the restraints of...

Article by Sam Tyler on 5th January 2021
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Golden Prey by  by John Sandford
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The long running series is a dream for an author as it means that your characters and world are successful enough that people are buying them, and you can keep writing. John Sandford's Lucas Davenport books must be a success when you realise that Golden Prey is the 27th book...

Article by Sam Tyler on 17th December 2020
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To the uninitiated, the fantasy genre is stagnant. The same old dwarves and elves going on long journeys and then back again. Any fan of the genre knows that this is just not the case. The genre has evolved with society. The fantasy books of the 80s and 90s differ greatly from Tolkien...

Article by Sam Tyler on 8th December 2020
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Perchance to Dream by  by Howard Weinstein
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I have been a fan of Star Trek for a long time and am happy to overlook many of the contradictions and technobabble that it has a habit of spouting but one thing I can never get my head around is why. Why are they on these ships? Why risk their lives? For...

Article by Sam Tyler on 1st December 2020
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Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on ability to climb a tree it will live its life believing it is stupid
- Albert Einstein
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Fantasy is known as an epic genre; stories can span generations and civilisations rise and fall. As a fan of the genre, you also notice some regular tropes that occur, similar races and similar storylines. Within the pages of Brian McClellan’s Powder...

Article by Sam Tyler on 25th November 2020
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For many people clowns are the stuff of nightmares and there they should remain.  In the modern age you can pretty much live a life free of these demon entertainers; just avoid going to the circus, CBEEBIES and any films about IT.  But what about if the clowns of your dreams decided to...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th November 2020
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The latest collection by Anna Taborska, a British filmmaker and horror writer, includes fourteen stories, five of which previously unpublished. The volume is graced by a witty introduction by distinguished fellow writer Robert Shearman and enhanced by a number of  beautiful illustrations by...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 9th November 2020
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