Books

Here’s our review of Ramsey Campbell’s creepy horror, The Wise Friend. By Sarah Lines 05-06-20 32 Author: Ramsey Campbell Publisher: Flame Tree Press Released: Out now Price: £20 Ever thought you saw a shadow move out of the corner of your eye when you were alone? Even if you’re not prone to getting spooked, reading
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We review No Signal, the sequel to Jem Tugwell’s Proximity and the latest in the iMe series. By Burt Peterson 04-06-20 1,979 Author: Jem Tugwell Publisher: Serpentine Books Released: Out now Price: £8.99 It has been a year since the events of Jem Tugwell’s first book in the iMe series, Proximity, and for Detective Inspector
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Can you tell us a bit about your upcoming book, The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires? Growing up, I hated my mum’s book club; I thought they were just a bunch of silly housewives, but when I got to know them as adults I realised I was the idiot. These women had dealt
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The full programme for the science fiction, fantasy and horror writing festival will be available online. By Rachael Harper 26-05-20 2,480 We have great news for those wondering what Cymera, Scotland’s festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing, is doing this year amid the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic: it’s going digital! The festival
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No Signal is the second book in the iMe technothriller series, and is set a year after Proximity (book 1) introduced the world of iMe, where crime is eradicated by complete control and people are kept in optimal health through embedded technology. No Signal asks: ‘Can a game change the world?’ The game is central
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SciFiNow exclusively reveals the paperback cover for David Koepp’s Cold Storage. By Rachael Harper 27-04-20 3,370 We are delighted to exclusively reveal the paperback cover for Cold Storage by the brilliant David Koepp. Check out the illuminating cover for yourself!  Cold Storage is the highly-anticipated debut from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter, David Koepp who is best known
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First published in 1963, Planet Of The Apes spawned a global media franchise including several television remakes and an Oscar®-nominated film. This stunning new edition from The Folio Society returns Pierre Boulle’s story to its literary roots with the definitive translation by Xan Fielding. Set on the idyllic-looking planet of Soros, the story follows three astronauts who
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We are delighted to exclusively reveal the cover for Luke Arnold’s upcoming novel, Dead Man In A Ditch, designed by Emily Courdelle… By Rachael Harper 09-03-20 1,099 Fetch Philips has nothing left to believe in. Which is why he’s surprised when the people of Sunder City start to believe in him… Rumour has it that
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When an author rejects the label of science fiction and fantasy being applied to their works, it’s usually due to disdain for the genre. For me, it was because I never believed my books deserved it. It seemed to me a matter of credentials. My books are predominantly contemporary young adult (YA) fiction. They focus
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Can you tell us how you met the Wachowskis and got involved in The Matrix comics? We met at Marvel comics, and worked on a book called Ectokid. Lana was hired to be the writer right at the same time I was hired. The Matrix was still years away at this point, this was mid-Nineties
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Even if you’ve never heard the term, I’m prepared to bet you’ve encountered a McGuffin. The screenwriter Angus MacPhail originated the term to refer to any item which drives the plot of a film despite having little importance in itself, a technique he refined in his work with Hitchcock. These days, the term is used
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We go back to Deverry with Katherine Kerr’s latest novel Sword Of Fire. By Burt Peterson 20-02-20 545 Author: Katharine Kerr Publisher: Harper Collins Released: Out now Price: £14.99 It’s been a decade since Kathereine Kerr last visited her Celtic fantasy world of Deverry; a land filled with a delightful mix of magic, elves, and
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SciFiNow is proud to have an exclusive excerpt of Christopher Paolini’s debut SF novel To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars. To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars is an exciting departure from Paolini’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, which became a global phenomenon. This new book is an adventure on an intergalactic scale, where incredible events have
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One of the challenges of writing SFF lies in creating a world that doesn’t seem humdrum and ordinary. Ideally, we could take all-expenses-paid journeys around the world, using teleportation so we don’t have to wait in airport lines. Of course, that’s not possible, but I feel I’ve travelled to many extreme locations through the skill
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