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Steampunk: Essential Kit

    To celebrate the imminent publication of Jack Cloudie (PB) and From the Deep and the Dark (TPB), by Stephen Hunt, here are some suggestions so that you can make sure you have all of the essential Steampunk kit that you need…       1. Goggles   A… Read More

Why Fantasy? Why Now? by David Chandler

 The popularity of genre books has stayed strong for over a hundred years now, but it’s interesting—the individual genres seem to come and go.  Oh, there will always be good horror novels out there, and fantasy books seem to sell regardless of what year it is.  But there are… Read More

The Weirdstone

  If you have just finished the last instalment of Harry Potter and can brave something darker than dementors, I would be doing you a disservice not to recommend The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, which has just received a lavish 50thanniversary reissue. It is fantastical fairy tale set in… Read More

Raise a glass to JRR Tolkien

Are you insanely excited for The Hobbit movie? Re-reading The Lord of the Rings for the umpteenth time? Wherever you are this evening, at 9pm (your local time), why not raise a glass to the man behind it all, ‘The Professor’, on his eleventy-tenth birthday? Happy Toasting! From… Read More

Launch giveaway #1: Wallpaper for all!

We’re doing a bunch of giveaways to celebrate our new digital home! Come back in the new year for your chance to win books from Kim Harrison, Richard Kadrey, Terry Pratchett, Neal Stephenson among others, galleys of upcoming titles from Robin Hobb, Tim Powers, Christopher Moore, Kim Harrison… Read More

We have Lost Planet 2 demo codes

Update 3: No more codes. Sorry folks. Gave out my last one. Update 2: Capcom announced its Kill Big for Charity Program today. Here the deal: If the Lost Planet 2 demo gets 1 million downloads (that PS3 and Xbox 360 combined), they donate $20,000 to charity. If 1 million… Read More