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11 Speculative Short Story Collections to Look Forward to in 2023

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. What a year for collected short fiction. One of my favorite things to do in January is to look ahead and see what...

The Loneliest Doll: What Ever Happened to Dare Wright?

A few months back, I was browsing the shelves of my favorite used bookstore. Bookshops like these have become a precious rarity in the digital age and especially with the continued decline of brick-and-mortar retail. I try to do...

Her Culture Was Suppressed for Centuries. Now It Powers Her Best Seller.

In recent years, a number of Sámi artists, musicians, and writers have gained new attention and acclaim for their work within Nordic countries. Director Amanda Kernell’s film, “Sámi Blood,” took the top prize at the 2017 Gothenburg Film Festival....

Otherlands author Thomas Halliday: ‘Some people have insisted on reading the book backwards’

Thomas Halliday was born in 1989 and raised in Rannoch in the Scottish Highlands. He studied zoology at Cambridge before specialising in paleobiology for his master’s and PhD – winning the Linnean Society Medal for the best doctorate in...

An Open Letter to Stephen King: Book Censorship News, January 27, 2023

Dear Stephen King:Last week, you had a tweet take off. I’ve seen it everywhere, including on several giant Facebook pages, Instagram pages, even on TikTok. The tweet, about book banning, is nice and sexy, attempting to break down...

Audrey Magee: ‘Reading The Bell Jar at 17 was immersive, thrilling and exhausting’

My earliest reading memoryIn the Jungle, a book about counting animals. I was three or four. The colours were vivid, the animals exotic, and I read those pages thousands of times. My favourite book growing upAcross the Barricades by...

How Easy Is It to Pirate Books?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In November last year, the major pirate ebook site Z-Library was seized by the FBI. The website, which hosted free ebooks it didn’t...

Book Riot’s SFF Deals for January 23, 2023

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Deals Deals Jan 23, 2023This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Today’s Featured Deals $4.99 The Lord of the Rings: One Volume Edition by J. R. R. Tolkien Get This Deal $2.99 Other Terrors: An Inclusive...

12 of the Funniest Books Ever to Start the New Year With a Hearty Chuckle

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Almost every year, January is the month in which I read the highest number of books. This is because I reserve January for...

Ken Follett’s New Novel Concludes 1,000 Years of Western History

Ken Follett’s next novel will be published on September 26, 2023. It will be titled “The Armor of Light“ and will conclude the eight-volume Kingsbridge series that follows 1,000 years of Western civilization, from “Ethelred the Unready to the...
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‘I apologise to the whole Ukrainian nation’

A former Russian military officer has spoken to the BBC about abuses he said he witnessed in Ukraine.Konstantin Yefremov,...
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