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The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil gets set for hardback release

The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil gets set for hardback release

Dystopian themed books have gone on to be some of the best literature ever published, with George Orwell as the most regarded contributor with his classic 1984, and Josh Weil is about to add to the potential with the hardback release of The Great Glass Sea. Set in an alternate present day Russia it has(…)

The Gypsy Goddess, by Meena Kandasamy

The Gypsy Goddess, by Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy is about to release her debut novel, The Gypsy Goddess, and it sounds like it’s got the potential to be one to add to the must-read list. Based on the village based struggle of oppressed peasants as the murmurings of decent start to spread, it’s wrapped up in themes of power, exploitation, violence,(…)

Dave Gorman asks if there’s Too Much Information

Dave Gorman asks if there’s Too Much Information

Dave Gorman has been probing the inner beast of our our love of technology and it’s link with society for a while now, and he’s about to kick in with another entry that asked if there’s just Too Much Information to take in. It’s the title for his latest book, in which he documents his(…)

Winter by Christpher Nicholson – Thomas Hardy’s final muse

Winter by Christpher Nicholson – Thomas Hardy’s final muse

Historical reimaginings have inspired a whole host of new novels in recent years with everything from Hilary Mantel’s portrait of Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall and Bring Up Your Bodies to Seth Grahame-Smith’s horror twist, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The latest in this vain is Christopher Nicholson’s Winter, which looks back on Thomas Hardy(…)

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers paperback

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers paperback

The first prints of the paperback edition of Rachel Kushner‘s 1970s New York-centric, The Flamethrowers, will be rolling off the presses at the moment in preparation for the novel’s

Oxygen hardback release, by Donald E. Canfield

Oxygen hardback release, by Donald E. Canfield

Oxygen is a pretty important component in the evolution of life on earth and Donald E. Canfield’s Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History hardback release will document it’s historical relevance

The Wind Is Not A River by Brian Payton, hardback release

The Wind Is Not A River by Brian Payton, hardback release

It’s not often nowadays for a story to come along that looks at the horror and hardship of the Second World War and present an element of it that’s relatively unknown, but Brian Payton‘s The Wind Is Not A River sounds like it will do just that. There’s been a large body of literature covering(…)

God Save The Kinks A Biography paperback by Rob Jovanovic

God Save The Kinks A Biography paperback by Rob Jovanovic

It’s incredible how a band can go from nowhere to suddenly being everything and everywhere and while its easy to see the 60s as being dominated in this way by The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, The Kinks are challengers to both, which is why the upcoming release of Rob Jovanovic’s God Save The Kinks:(…)

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