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Extract and Preorder Giveaway: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

‘It’s been fifty years since we left Earth. If you read nothing else we’ve sent home, please at least read this.’ Hello space travellers! We have two special treats for you today, in celebration of the fact that To Be Taught, If Fortunate, the brilliant new novella from Becky Chambers is released in LESS THAN A WEEK! […]

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Extract: Dark Age by Pierce Brown (Red Rising 5)

He broke the chains. Then broke the world… There’s less than two weeks to go before Pierce Brown’s explosive fifth novel in the Red Rising series is published. We can’t wait to read the next thrilling adventure, and we’re bloodydamn delighted to have a sneak-peek extract for all the Howlers out there… Click here to […]

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Stranger Things 3 – Review

Stranger Things has always worn its ‘80s influences on its sleeve, so what better way to scale up the action than to throw in one of the staples of any other respectable ‘80s action sequel: evil Russians! Move aside Ivan Drago, we’ve got a new Russian threat in town. And with this third season released […]

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Becky Chambers on the contents of the Voyager Golden Record

Two of my favorite extant objects are ones I will never see. But then, their lack of proximity is rather the point. As I write this, they are respectively about eleven billion and thirteen-and-a-half billion miles from Earth (these figures grow by the second). It is quite possible — likely, even — that no one […]

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Read an extract from The Spider by Leo Carew

  A battle has been won, but the war still wages on . . . Roper, the Black Lord of the northern people, may have vanquished the Suthern army at the Battle of Harstathur. But the greatest threat to his people lies in the hands of more shadowy forces. In the south, the disgraced Bellamus […]

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Our Top Ten LGBTQ+ SFF Icons

  Divas. Heroes. Icons. Whatever you call them, they’re found in every community: individuals who inspire and captivate, who break barriers and shine like a guiding light in the darkness, who act as touchstones for their fans. We stan. Like, by definition even! And nobody stans like LGBTQ+ fans of science fiction and fantasy. We […]

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Announcing a new YA series from Sandhya Menon

We are thrilled to announce a brand-new contemporary young adult series by Sandhya Menon, the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi. In a universe described as ‘Gossip Girl with a dash of magic’ the St Rosetta’s Academy series is set at an elite international boarding school, following three sets of teens […]

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Terms and Conditions for Instagram prize draw Stephanie Garber YALC 2019

Terms & Conditions for Instagram prize draw Stephanie Garber at YALC 2019: 1. This is a prize draw for the FairyLoot Collectoor’s Edition of Finale by Stephanie Garber. To enter, please take a bookstagram photo, follow and tag @hodderscape and @fairyloot on Instagram with #HodderscapeYALC. 2. The winners will be selected at random from the […]

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Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne Final Episode Review

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES FINALE EPISODE: THE IRON THRONE Wow – it is finally over. The Hodderscape Team are mostly in shock after the last episode of Game of Thrones, but we have managed to gather ourselves together to write down some thoughts on the final divisive episode.    I definitely have mixed […]

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Game of Thrones: ‘The Bells’ Review

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR GAME OF THRONES: THE BELLS!!! The Game of Thrones fans in the office have managed to stop arguing long enough to write down some thoughts on this week’s divisive episode.  Deep. Breath. Well, that was tough. And I don’t doubt that it’s credible that Dany could have got there, and it’s not […]

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Hodderscape Reviews… Avengers: Endgame

The Hodderscape Team are back with another audio review, and this time we’re discussing the highly anticipated film, Avengers: Endgame. WARNING: THIS POST AND RECORDING CONTAINS SPOILERS! In our audio review, Avengers fans Cameron, Sam, Thorne and Maddy all dive deep into some of the most burning questions: Did everyone cry? Whose departure were we […]

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10 (Magical) Reasons to read Nocturna by Maya Motayne

  Here are ten of our our favourite magical descriptions which will make you want to dive into Nocturna: 1. ‘Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation.’ 2. ‘Finn walked on, passing a stall of […]

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Tad Williams: which book to start with?

Where it all began: The Dragonbone Chair (Book One in the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series)   The inspiration of George RR Martin’s later, multi-character, relationship-based epic fantasy is the starting place for many, maybe the majority of Tad fans. As at the beginning of any journey, there’s a bit of familiarisation before we can […]

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Game of Thrones: ‘The Long Night’ Review

SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Our office Game of Thrones fans have managed to pull themselves together long enough to write down some thoughts on this week’s epic episode…   I know many people have their reservations and doubts, which I understand – but I thought this episode was up there with the best of the Game of […]

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Artificial Consciousness? Or Artificial Intelligence?

The term “Artificial Intelligence” gets thrown around so much these days it loses meaning. It’s become a catch-all term for all machine learning when, often in pop culture, the device or program in question is actually an Artificial Consciousness or, I don’t know, an interface designed to emulate human interaction. Though related, the differences can […]

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