News for January 2015


Attack of the Polly Olivers

To help celebrate the forthcoming release of Guns of the Dawn - an action-packed pseudo-historical fiction novel (Out 12th February in ebook and hardback), Adrian Tchaikovsky has kindly agreed to write a few words.

So Guns of the Dawn is the story of a woman who joins the army, in a fantasy world that has a fair amount to do with the Regency/Napoleonic period (1), and that means it comes with a definite pedigree.

'Sweet Polly Oliver' is a folk song from a bit after the period, and it sets the standard axioms: Polly Oliver runs away to the war after her true love, disguised as a (male) soldier, does well enough for herself, and finds and saves her lover...

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written by Ant on Tuesday 27th January 2015

SFBook Book of the Year 2014

At the start of every year, we - like many websites - look back at the year that has passed swiftly by and consider what books we enjoyed.

Usually SFBook just chooses one "Book of the Year" however this time our reviewers have also thought about the book that they most enjoyed reading in 2014.

Cleggy Chose:

DL Denham Chose:


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written by Ant on Friday 23rd January 2015