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Everyone writing fantasy is living in the shadow of George R. R. Martin these days given the global success of Game of Thrones, and Hangman’s Gate—second in the War of the Archons trilogy—is no exception. For some writers this could work to the detriment of their product but not R. S. Ford, who seems to …

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One of the beautiful things about Sherlock Holmes–the character–being out of copyright is that publishing houses like Titan Books can keep bringing us licensed adventures of Arthur Conan-Doyle’s iconic detective from an array of different writers. The Vanishing Man is one such tale. Conan Doyle’s stories often were novellas or even short stories as Dr. …

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From time to time, Titan Books are kind enough to send me advance copies of upcoming novels I express an interest in. When they do, I’ll be reviewing them here on Cultural Conversation. Dystopian fiction has long been the province of novelists projecting into the future but Louis Greenberg presents a fascinating, contained version in …

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From time to time, Titan Books are kind enough to send me advance copies of upcoming novels I express an interest in. When they do, I’ll be reviewing them here on Cultural Conversation. You may have heard the name David Quantick over the years. You may indeed have seen him as a talking head on …

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