Top 10 Tuesday | New-to-me Authors for 2019

Top 10 Tuesday | New-to-me Authors for 2019

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

As I already did a little 2018 new-to-me authors section in my ‘best of 2018’ post, I thought it would be cool to look ahead at new-to-me authors that I’ll be reading in 2019. I loved discovering new authors last year and many of their books became my favourite books of 2018 so I’m looking forward to seeing what new-to-me authors 2019 brings me.

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ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

TITLE: In the Vanishers’ Palace
AUTHOR: Aliette de Bodard
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; JABberwocky Literary Agency
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: e-book

KEY INFO: Novella, retelling, romance, dragons, colonialism, healing, agency, magic and mythology
REPRESENTATION: Vietnamese, f/f romance, female protagonists 
CONTENT NOTICES:
 woman held prisoner, sexual scene, poverty

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Cover Reveal | New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl

Cover Reveal | New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl

‘THERE’S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, BUT THERE ARE NEW SUNS’
Octavia E. Butler

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I am absolutely thrilled to take part in the cover reveal for an incredible new anthology, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. Edited by the brilliant Nisi Shawl, author of Everfair, New Suns showcases both emerging and seasoned writers telling stories that are filled with shocking delights and powerful visions of the familiar made strange.

There is an array of stories on show in this anthology which journey across science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all of the less traveled places in between, places which free authors of stereotypes and clichéd expectations so that they can deliver dazzling new tales which will shine through as new suns on our literary horizons.

Some of the outstanding stories which you can look forward to include Blood and Bells by Karin Lowachee, The Fine Print by Chinelo Onwualu, The Shadow We Cast Through Time by Indrapramit Das, and Harvest by Rebecca Roanhorse. The anthology is introduced by the prolific actor and director LeVar Burton who played Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Nisi Shawl brings the collection to a close with her afterword.

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I am absolutely over the moon about the announcement of such a fantastic anthology and am completely in love with the beautiful cover, designed by Yoshi Yoshitani. Over the past few months I’ve been fortunate enough to read some incredible anthologies, such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, and am very excited about delving into the radiant stories in New Suns.


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Top 10 Tuesday | Black History Month (UK)

Top 10 Tuesday | Black History Month (UK)

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

This week’s prompt for TTT was actually “Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit”, but as it’s Black History Month in the UK this month I wanted to give you all some recommendations for that instead. Last year for a TTT prompt on favourite British fiction, I shared a list of diverse British fiction in response to the numerous lists which focused overwhelmingly on whitewashed and middle-class Britishness.

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Book Review: Small Island | An Incredible Insight into Interracial Relations in post-WW2 Britain

Book Review: Small Island | An Incredible Insight into Interracial Relations in post-WW2 Britain

TITLE: Small Island
AUTHOR: Andrea Levy
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2004; Headline Review
GENRE: Historical Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: Jamaican immigration to Britain, interracial relations, WW2, colonial Britain
REPRESENTATION: 
women of colour, people of colour, migrants, female protagonists, PTSD 
CONTENT NOTICES: 
racism, anti-blackness, racist slurs, racial violence

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