Recently arrived review copies. Also, links.

Five! Five of them!

Five! Five of them! All at once!

Courtesy of Gollancz, we have here Edward Cox’s THE RELIC GUILD, Greg Bear’s WAR DOGS, Philip K. Dick’s HUMPTY-DUMPTY IN OAKLAND, Ellen Kushner’s THOMAS THE RHYMER, and John Gardner’s GRENDEL.

And have some links:

Practically Marzipan: Sarah Hall, THE WOLF BORDER.

SF Signal: Tansy Rayner Roberts: “Fantasy, Female Writers, and the Politics of Influence.”

Shakesville: The Evolution of Criticising A Male-Authored Comic As A Female Reviewer.

io9: Animated Data Visualisation of WWII Fatalities.

Carrie Fisher explains to a little boy what ‘bipolar’ means, at Indiana Comic Con 2015.

And here are some more Fury Road links.

THE RELIC GUILD by Edward Cox and THE CHILD EATER by Rachel Pollack

I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet here, and finally admit that I’m not going to get to read these books any time soon.

That, in fact, between thesis and other deadlines, I am kind of massively behind on everything, and that it’s only likely to get worse.


Send help.

Review copy: THE RELIC GUILD

Resting on some lovely research books from Henri Lefebvre.

Resting on some lovely research books from Henri Lefebvre.

Edward Cox’s THE RELIC GUILD, out of Gollancz.

One of the odd things about writing Sleeps With Monsters over at, and beating the drumbeat of REPRESENTATION FOR FEMALE AUTHORS… I’ve starting feeling almost guilty to talk about books by blokes that I’m looking forward to reading. Or would be looking forward to reading, if only I had more time.

Like Steven Brust’s Hawk or Steven Erikson’s Willful Child or Richard Morgan’s The Dark Defiles… ah, well.