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Month: June 2014

Justina Robson's 'Five Things About Your Work In Progress' (SPOILERS!)

In March of next  year we’re publishing Justina Robson’s new book The Glorious Angels. I’ve just finished editing the book and had talked to Justina telling her how excited I was by it – it’s strange, original and compelling. And quite brave I think. Justina is one of the most skilled and thoughtful of the current […]

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Related Categories: Justina Robson, Science Fiction

From Nigeria to Norfolk: Simon’s journey to writing THE BLOOD CROWS

How Simon Scarrow got from Nigeria, where he was born, to Norfolk, has been an interesting voyage. In retrospect at least, he allows, but not while it was happening. “You think, right, well, I’m writing books and one day one might get published, and then one does get published. And then you have to come […]

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Classic lighting set-ups: what they look like and why they work

It is often said of art that in order to break rules competently you have to understand them first. That’s particularly true of photography. When you decide to ignore or break a rule, you have to do it with a purpose and understand why you’re doing it at all. The classic styles of lighting exist […]

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Related Categories: Photography

Author of the Month: Mary Gentle

July’s Author of the Month, Mary Gentle, occupies that most interesting of places – the area where Fantasy and Science Fiction meet and mingle.  Did we say ‘area’? Perhaps that should be ‘areas’. Or perhaps we shouldn’t use the word at all, singular or plural; perhaps we should say ‘attitude’ or ‘approach’ or . . […]

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Related Categories: Author of the Month, Authors

The Playfair Blog – 26 June 2014

It took only three days for Yorkshire to beat Warwickshire by an innings at Edgbaston to maintain their position as joint leaders of the LV= Championship. The hosts batted first and needed a brisk 63 not out from Jeetan Patel to see them up to a total of 228. Eighteen-year-old slow left-armer Karl Carver made […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

Amateur Photographer Offer (and claiming help)

Amateur Photographer are getting a free eBook So why not pick up a copy? Help claiming your offer If you’re having any trouble claiming your offer (we’ve heard of a few issues with Firefox) then you might want to check out our help page. Essentially if the web address in the magazine doesn’t work for […]

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Related Categories: Uncategorized

Mirror, mirror – top tips for reflective photos

When you get dressed up, I bet that you use a mirror, don’t you? Mirrors are also one of the most frequently used means of capturing self-portraits, especially if you’re not confident using a Self-Timer. In a way, it’s a shame that mirrors are so often regarded as expedient rather than creative, because they can […]

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Related Categories: Photography

SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Theodore Sturgeon

 From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic imagination of Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great names in science fiction. trade paperback | eBook Highly acclaimed for his short fiction, Sturgeon is nevertheless best known for his 1953 novel, More […]

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Related Categories: New Releases, SF Gateway Omnibuses

BONUS CONTENT!! – Tate and Jared

Be still our beating little hearts!! Penelope Douglas has provided us with bonus content with a dual (yes DUAL!) POV! Jared and Tate, the stars of Bully and Until You, are back in this special Valentine’s Day scene. Read it as a companion to their two full-length books or, if you’re a first time Penelope […]

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Live Update: Gollancz Festival News As It Happens

We’ve been absolutely thrilled to announce the Gollancz Festival 2014 today. We’d like to thank the trade, bloggers and authors for your enthusiasm and help with sharing our exciting news. But that’s not all… We can now officially reveal a host of extra names to the bill for digital participation and to events at Waterstones […]

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Related Categories: Events, Gollancz News

Have You Heard? I Am Legend . .

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season. Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s timeless […]

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Related Categories: SF Gateway News

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