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  •             It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were       striking thirteen. This is the opening line of a book I consider to be one of the greatest...

    1984: SF Masterpiece?

                It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were       striking thirteen. This is the opening line of a book I consider to be one of the greatest...

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  • On the 30th April the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for the best SF novel published last year will be announced, at a ceremony held in tandem with...

    On the Raw Shark Texts

    On the 30th April the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for the best SF novel published last year will be announced, at a ceremony held in tandem with...

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  • I’ve just finished reading The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson.  I became intrigued about this book after reading a delightfully waspish review of it by Ursula K. Le Guin.  Winterson...

    On The Stone Gods

    I’ve just finished reading The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson.  I became intrigued about this book after reading a delightfully waspish review of it by Ursula K. Le Guin.  Winterson...

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  •   Everyone has  their favourite country for holidays….mine is Italy.  I’ve been to Lake Garda, Umbria, Tuscany, Florence, Lake Garda again, Florence again, and of course Rome. This year I...

    On Magdalen Nabb

      Everyone has  their favourite country for holidays….mine is Italy.  I’ve been to Lake Garda, Umbria, Tuscany, Florence, Lake Garda again, Florence again, and of course Rome. This year I...

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