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I AM SPARTACUS!

Spartacus

Well ok not really, but I do have the next best thing and that's a guest blog by the real actual author of Spartacus: Swords & Ashes - J.M. Clements. SPOLIARIUM Author J.M. Clements on his novel Spartacus: Swords & Ashes Starz were playing their cards very close to their chests about events in the Spartacus: Vengeance TV series. You don’t need a spoiler warning to know the broad historical details. You can get those right now in Plutarch and Appian, Florus and Frontinus. But as for the character details, they weren’t telling until long after my book would need to be delivered. It was too risky to set the first Spartacus novel anyw...

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written by Ant on Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Why I still buy paper books

Why I still buy paper books

Christmas was a bit of a revelation for me as far as book buying goes and I thought it would be worth sharing my recent thoughts on that sometime contentious subject of ebook versus paper book.

I have had a Kindle for a little over a year now and I do really like the device, not only is the screen really easy to read but potentially having a whole library stored on a wafer device is incredible and reminds me so much of watching Star Trek TNG back in the 80's and 90's.

I have a few hundred books stored on my Kindle including the complete works of Mark Twain (counted as one book as it's all in one volume), although over a third of these are ebooks sent for re...

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written by Ant on Thursday 5th January 2012
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SFBook Book of the Year 2011

SFBook Book of the year 2011

This years book of the year was again very closely contested competition (although people have behaved a lot better this time around) and each of the 12 finalists are quite deserving of the title.

In the end though there can only be one winner and the SFBook Book of the year award 2011 goes to...

Son of Heaven by David Wingrove, published by Corvus Books and the first volume in the Chung Kuo series, a 20 volume epic.

Congratulations David on a well deserved win!

Second place goes to the incredible Angry Robot novel Embedded by Dan Ab...

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written by Ant on Sunday 1st January 2012
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Happy New Year from SFBook

Happy Birthday! SFBook is 12 years old!

SFBook would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our visitors and personally thank each and every one for visiting the site over the last 12 months.

SFBook has enjoyed considerable success in 2011, over the year the site has attracted over 370 000 unique visitors who have looked at almost 1.7 million pages with over 3 million "hits" registered.

The book of the year competition has also been very successful, the winner of which is the well deserving novel Son of Heaven by David Wingrove and published by Corvus Books. Dan Abnett's Embedded too...

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written by Ant on Sunday 1st January 2012
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Book of the Month January 2012

Book of the Month January 2012

This months book of the month, the first of 2012, goes to Hylton H Smith's The Ice Wars of Dominia, a fitting conclusion to the excellent Evilution series.

Congratulations to Hylton, the first Entry into the book of the year 2012!

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written by Ant on Sunday 1st January 2012