Halloween Memories – Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher, author of The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and Idle Hands gives us his take on Halloween – from memories, to popular culture, to it’s important in his own work. Halloween. The first thing that comes to mind is apple bobbing – trying to eat apples as they floated in a…

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Growing Up: Peter McLean

To celebrate the upcoming publication of his grimdark fantasy novel, Priest of Bones, Peter McLean on growing up, gangsters and Tomas Piety, a crime lord like no other. I was a bit wild when I was a lad. From the late eighties through to the mid nineties, I was what you might call…

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The Gaia Chronicles: A Soul Journey

To celebrate the publication of Stained Light, the thrilling conclusion to The Gaia Chronicles, author Naomi Foyle has written up the origin story of her series – from the core ideas behind her work to a very exciting plan to adapt the story for the stage. Stained Light is out 6 September, available here.…

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Naomi Foyle’s Top Five Reading Recommendations

The much acclaimed author of The Gaia Chronicles, Naomi Foyle, very kindly shares with us her top five reading recommendations – just in case your TBR pile wasn’t quite big enough already . . .   Tea from an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan (1998). A cyberpunk classic, the title…

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Inside the world of Foundryside, with Robert Jackson Bennett

In honour of the upcoming publication of his new book Foundryside, the first in the Founders Trilogy, available 23 August, Robert Jackson Bennett offers an insight into the development of the novel’s magic system and world.   One of the problems I had with magic as a young reader was that…

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