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Friday Fiction Feature

Hello and welcome back to the Friday Fiction Feature! Tabatha back again with part two of “That’s it I’m done with this job!” Today we have options for your more active fleeing academic. 1,212 more words

Writer's Quote Wednesday - Gideon Defoe

This is the first quote I have chosen for Writer’s Quote Wednesday from an author I’m not familiar with. I have never heard of Gideon Defoe. 263 more words


Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate this most glorious of days, I thought I would talk about some great pirate-themed books.

First off is this amazing series: 597 more words

On Stranger Tides

Andy Reads Books- April 2013

Hiatus over. Back to books.

I find myself in wild swings of reading this year. Last year, I read at least three books per month. This year, I find myself finishing one book one month and five the next month. 2,578 more words


Pirates! In Adventures with Napoleon

“It was, Jennifer decided, obviously up to her to take action”

Like the pirate adventures before Pirates! In Adventures with Napoleon was enjoyable, possibly a smidgen more because plucky pirate Jennifer gets quite a few mentions (is it wrong that I kind of want Jennifer and the Pirate with a Scarf to get together – ooh, perhaps I’ve found the lead characters for a 50 Shades of Grey swashbuckling erotic fan fiction adventure) anywhoo, moving along …

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REVIEW: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe

Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
Author: Gideon Defoe
Year of Publication: 2004
Genre: Humor
Format: Kindle/E-book
Length: 99 pages
First Line: “The best bit about being a pirate,” said the pirate with the gout, “is the looting.” 675 more words

Book Review

Elite is back! A guide for the uninitiated...

A version of this first appeared over at the Gollancz Blog.

I was delighted to hear that classic game ELITE was making a comeback this year, and even more delighted when I learned that Gollancz would be publishing a trio of tie-in novels. 442 more words