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I'm not sure about *Wanted* (I kind of hated it). And, not to pick on Millar, but I'm unsure about *Civil War* - I guess it is important, and made a difference, and is therefore kind of 'essential', but I'm not sure it was very good. Also most of the action didn't take place within the core series itself. (AvX might be better? I dunno.) Weirdly missing: Maus, Watchmen. Other recent-ish favourites: Zot!, Wild Children, Global Frequency, The New Frontier, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Red Sonja, Secret Identity, 30 Days of Night, The Walking Dead, Preacher, wow, I can keep going...
Yes! Awesome one.
Comixology selects 45 essential comics. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pornokitsch
Sponsored by Corgi Books and The Bodley Head, the Georgette Heyer Historical Fiction Prize ran from 1978 to 1989. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pornokitsch
a haunting mystery and a perceptive character study; an unsettling and gorgeous tale of what lies beneath Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pornokitsch
Those kids look like they're having a lot of fun with that pheasant. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pornokitsch
I honestly think it is impossible to keep up with the way Amazon juggles their devices and readers! Plus, you've already done the hard part - writing a good book! If you like, drop me an email at jared at and I'll put you in touch with the lovely chap that did all mine? Very reasonable and has worked with a lot of authors (self- and trad-).
Thanks from dropping in! I feel your pain - Amazon did awful things to a bunch of my ebooks as well. (I gave up and just used a professional to do them all for me. It was definitely asking way too much of my skills...)
Assassins, demons and ... horrible bug-monsters that eat you in the night... three more SPFBO reviews featuring Assassin's Charge, Larcout and The Moonlight War. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Pornokitsch
The first four SPFBO finalists, reviewed! Fionn, The Shadow Soul, Paternus and The Path of Flames. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Pornokitsch
We're done! What happens now?! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Jurassic London
We did so very, very much wrong, but, somehow, it worked out in the end. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Remember, only a few days left to pick up your Jurassic books. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Jurassic London
Despite my best intentions, this year just didn't happen. I had a look at the Legends list - I even bought all of them - but, honestly, my heart sank, and I wound up returning all the books and moving on. Two sequels to books I didn't like (Gwynne, Cameron) and a book that seemed genuinely terrible, from an author I can't really be objective about (Correia). The best case scenario is the David Guymer book, because I'm *not* going into it with a whole bunch of negative baggage... but it is a series book in a universe that I don't know (or particularly care) about. That's a lot of reading just to declare Mark Lawrence 'my' winner again, and The Liar's Key is good enough that it doesn't deserve to just win by default. There's also probably the greater point, in that I don't think 'studying' the Legend list is particularly enlightening as to the greater state of fantasy fiction. All the finalists are totally credible (as noted in the post), but, as a whole, this seems to reflect an aggregation of active fandoms rather than the broader picture. But, honestly, that's an excuse: I just couldn't be bothered. For what it's worth, my long-belated Morningstar reviews will be popping up next week...
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2016 on DGLA! Shortlists and Reactions! at Pornokitsch
Extinction itself is only a week away! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Jurassic London
Only one week left to buy Jurassic London books. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Thank you all for supporting one last, amazing shindig - the launch/farewell party was a blast! The auction/sale raised almost £400 for charity, we got to chat with a lot of terrific people, and we met a small French Bulldog named Batman! Successful night all around. What's happening next: Checking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Jurassic London
Thursday evening we're having a welcome party for The Extinction Event and a farewell to Jurassic London. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Genre is weird. Pokemon is big. Dogs are cute. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Pornokitsch
She might think she’s “the only true son [Tywin Lannister] ever had”, but it doesn’t matter, because boobs. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Pornokitsch
20 October 2016. Join us to celebrate the END OF EVERYTHING. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Pornokitsch
>When did Goodreads reviews become a marker for award success...? Oh god, I hope they aren't. It is purely for the DGLA - as a measure of popularity, not quality. In terms of this award, since it is solely a popular vote, it would (theoretically) vaguely correspond to quantity of Goodreads reviews. But,.. theory busted.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on DGLA! Shortlists and Reactions! at Pornokitsch
The latest round-up of publishing-related reads - plus a lengthy tangent about DC movies. Because. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Pornokitsch
YES! Wow, Danny Trejo would be amazing! Great call.
AAAH DEADLINES Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Pornokitsch