Book Tag | Out of my Comfort Zone

Book Tag | Out of my Comfort Zone

Kathy recently did this really fun tag and at 1.30am when I couldn’t sleep I thought ‘what better way to spend the early hours of the morning’. As you might have noticed I tend to read a lot of science fiction. The one rule of this tag is that you have to choose one genre you frequently read and you can’t use any books from that genre to answer the prompts, so it will be an interesting exercise for my semi-tired brain!

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ARC Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein | Ominous and Original Reimaginings

ARC Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein | Ominous and Original Reimaginings

TITLE: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein
AUTHOR: edited by David Thomas Moore
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Rebellion Publishing
GENRE: Science-Fiction/Horror
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: Anthology, 5 unique stories, monsters, ominous stories
REPRESENTATION: characters of colour, f/f romance
CONTENT NOTICES:
body horror, decomposing bodies, violence, disfigurement, amputation (Warren), male love obsession (Meloy), death, all stories end in tragedy, stealing dead bodies, animal experimentation (Thompson)

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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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New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl
Genre: Fantasy | Science Fiction
Length: 384 pages
Published: 12th March 2019 by Solaris
Purchase: Amazon | Solaris
Editor: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book’s covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichés, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius.
Unexpected brilliance shines forth from every page.

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 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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What’s On The Box | The Haunting of Hill House

What’s On The Box | The Haunting of Hill House

TV SERIES / SEASON 1 / NETFLIX

With Halloween just around the corner I thought it was about time to get my spoop on and start getting into the festive spirit. As everyone has been raving about The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, I thought I would give it a go and see what all the fuss was about.

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October TBR | Black History Month

October TBR | Black History Month

Hello Panda friends!

October is set to be a super busy month for me. If you saw my most recent installment of The Sunday Post you will have read that I will now be juggling postgraduate study with my blogging, reading and reviewing! Whilst I really enjoyed my time away from the restrictions of TBR’s, I know that I will need to be a lot more organized from now on if I’m going to be able to balance my academic and personal reading lists so I’m bringing back my monthly TBR posts, at least for the time being.

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