On the Twelfth Day of Geekmas . . .

On the twelfth day of Christmas . . . oh, look: ‘twelfth’ has the word ‘elf’ in it!  Hmm. Like a mountain made of mashed potato, this means something . . . Or, you know, not. In any event, let’s not spend another post dwelling on numbers and travelling off on completely irrelevant, illogical tangents – let’s talk about important and serious things! So: it turns out there’s this world, it’s completely flat, and it’s balanced on the backs of four enormous elephants, which stand on the shell of a great space turtle as it . . . hey! Where…

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On the Eleventh Day of Geekmas . . .

I have a confession to make. It’s got absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or this series of Geekmas posts, but they say it’s good for the soul, so I’m forging on regardless (I might as well do something that doesn’t shunt me another few feet towards eternal damnation). So, my confession is this: I cannot see the world ‘eleven’ without mentally editing out the second ‘e’. I blame Tolkien . . . See? Told you – absolute non sequitur.  Anyway, to the topic at hand: on the eleventh day of Christmas/Geekmas (delete according to preference), we celebrate the SF…

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On the tenth day of Geekmas…

It’s the tenth day of Christmas, but I can’t quote the traditional song as that would give away the answer to the really quite tricky competition question. So fill in the gaps yourselves. Anyway, on the tenth day of Christmas we’re celebrating The Michael Moorcock Collection, our herculean effort to reprint all of Mike’s genre work in definitive and newly edited editions. Ably overseen by his official bibliographer, John Davey, we currently have 16 volumes in print, with another dozen or so to go. Most of the books are omnibuses, collecting trilogies and connected works, and we also currently have…

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On the fourth day of Geekmas…

It’s day four of the twelve days of Geekmas and the bundle is already beginning the get very heavy. We’ll be adding another prize into the bundle every day over the next couple of weeks here on the blog, and today we have something pretty spectacular. On the fourth day of Geekmas, Gollancz gave to me…  Four Signed Mistborn Epics Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy is now synonymous with the best in high fantasy novels – a trilogy of immense scale, it is a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series and his…

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