Author Archives: taryn

Look at this! Farseer graphic novel

Wow, how cool is this? The Farseer Trilogy in a French graphic novel. Thanks, to Patrick for this. Read Robin Hobb’s comment and view the novel at the French publisher Soleil. …and here is what looks like the Liveship traders … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Disappointing, but Hobb nonetheless

I bought this book, mostly to see the end of the trilogy. I love Robin Hobb, the Farseers and the Liveship traders trilogy are two of my favourite fantasy series of all time. *Aside – The cover art of this … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Ditmar Awards for Aussie SF

The nominees include some of my faves from last year including Saturn Returns and Dark Space. Extras by Scott Westerfeld is there.His Risen Empire is one of my all time favourites. I think a visit to the bookshop is in … Continue reading

Posted in news, sci fi | 2 Comments

Neil Gaiman – online giveaway

For his birthday, Neil Gaiman has announced that he will give away one of his books online and for free. He’s asking you to help him decide which of eight books you would choose to give to someone who has … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jennifer Fallon – The Demon Child Trilogy

Jennifer Fallon is another one of those authors, who I’ve heard of but yet to sample. Over Christmas I got seriously stuck in to her first trilogy:- Medalon, Treason’s Keep and Harshini. If you’re looking for some quality medieval magical … Continue reading

Posted in best ever books, fantasy, good covers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SF & F News

Lot’s of Orbit news today. The publishing house has a few of my favourite authors including Marianne de Pierres, Iain M Banks, Sean Williams, etc. Sean Williams’ Saturn Returns has been nominated for the Philip K Dick Award. Fantastic space opera, … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

best of 2007

A quick round up of 2007, from my perspective… best sci fi author neal asher (narrowly beat marianne de pierres and sean williams) neal asher was a new discovery in 2007. He wins my best sci fi author of the … Continue reading

Posted in best ever books | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Aurealis Awards

The nominees for the Aurealis Awards (Australian sci fi and fasntasy writing awards) were announced back in December. If you’re looking for a reading list then this is a good one to start with. The winners will be announced on … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Trudi Canavan – Black Magician Trilogy

This series was a true disappointment. There were some great threads in the story, but the dialogue and prosewas so simple, dull and obvious. The voice of the heroine didn’t come through a all. I didn’t hate these as much … Continue reading

Posted in don't bother | Leave a comment

Gridlinked – Neal Asher

I picked up this book after reading Pmarc’s list of the top ten sci fi books of the noughties. Its well worth a try. This is another one that I couldn’t put down – I’ve had a great month of … Continue reading

Posted in best ever books, sci fi | 3 Comments