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A Dance With Dragons by George R R Martin

I wonder, does anyone even read these disclaimers? Probably just me. Anyway, as before, this is part of an on-going series. I’ve been reading A Song of Ice and Fire since 2011 for goodness sake. If you haven’t read what comes before on your own head be it. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya :P In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance — beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page – 2014 in Review

Welcome to The Eloquent Page review of 2014. It's been another barnstormer, genre fiction wise, in the last twelve months. I’ve managed seventy eight books and for the first time ever the site has had over two hundred thousand page views which equates to over fifty thousand unique visitors. That boggles my tiny mind. But never mind all this statistical mayhem. Let's cut to the chase. It's time for my awards for the year. Random as ever, and judged by a panel of one, me. The “They Did What?” Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page is “en vacances”

Time for a much needed holiday. The Eloquent Page won’t be getting updated over the week or so. Don’t panic, I’ll be back. In the meantime can I suggest hunting out a great book and doing a spot of reading? It’s what I’m going to do :)

See you soon.

Ace

News – Tim Minchin causes a Storm in a literary teacup

I apologise for the post title, I couldn't resist. Look here's some flame haired, beat poetry related book news. Orion signs up STORM – a dazzling book of illustrated beat-poetry from the magical mind of Tim Minchin Tim Minchin is the award-winning Australian musician, songwriter, actor and comedian with worldwide sell-out arena tours under his belt as well as scores of awards. Now, Orion is delighted to announce the publication of his first ever book. Alan Samson, Publisher of Non-Fiction Read more [...]

Anthology News – The Spectral Book of Horror Stories

Announcing a Brand New Annual Anthology! THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES Release date: September 2014 Published by Spectral Press, edited by acclaimed, award-winning novelist Mark Morris (Toady, Stitch, The Immaculate, Fiddleback and the forthcoming Obsidian Heart trilogy) and inspired by the Pan and Fontana books of horror and ghost stories, which were hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be the first volume of a non-themed annual Read more [...]

Tomorrow is International Sir Terry Pratchett Day at London Book Fair

Tomorrow has been designated International Sir Terry Pratchett Day at London Book Fair - THE INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS FORUM LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL SIR TERRY PRATCHETT DAY AT LBF  Authors and readers across the world invited to vote and tweet their favourite Sir Terry Pratchett characters   NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, Monday 7 April 2014:   To celebrate Sir Terry Pratchett as The London Book Fair’s (LBF) Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April, the International Authors Forum, in association Read more [...]

Gollancz announce eBook price plans for 2014 debut titles

An interesting press release arrived this lunch time and I thought it might be worthwhile sharing. Certainly sounds like a fine plan if you're willing to take a chance on a new author. Gollancz announce strategy to reduce the price of eBook editions of its 2014 debuts to £1.99 for the week of publication. The science fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group has decided to reduce the price of the eBook editions of six stunning debut novels to £1.99 for the week of publication. Read more [...]

Inside the Author’s Head – Den Patrick

Last year The Eloquent Page ran a series of interviews  based on my favourite part of Inside The Actors Studio. Not only was this a great opportunity for the interviewees to get creative with their answers, it also provided some nice insights into what makes a whole bucket-load of authory types tick. Recently I thought it might be nice to resurrect this feature and seeing as Den Patrick has got a new book out imminently, I decided it might be an idea to pick his brains. Without further ado then, Read more [...]

Gollancz goes behind the scenes…

Occasionally some interesting book related news comes my way that I like to pass on. I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones so when the following press release appeared in my inbox this morning I felt compelled to share. Gollancz Returns to Westeros with Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 ——— Visually Stunning Book Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of the Hit Series   The award-winning hit HBO® show Game of Thrones® has captivated millions of fans throughout the world with Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page Review of 2013

Gosh, has it really already been twelve months since we all survived the Mayan apocalypse? It's amazing how quickly we all forgot about that isn't it? All those giant beasties, strange lights in the sky and everything. Crazy times, eh? Never mind, I'm sure there will another rapture-like event arriving imminently. While we're waiting, why not pull up a chair and we can talk a bit about some of the top genre books that have arrived in the last year. I've decided, as I've done in the past, to hold Read more [...]

British Fantasy Society Xmas Open Night

A tiny tidbit of news to start off this chilly Thursday morning. The British Fantasy Society Christmas Open Night is taking place tomorrow night in London. If you’re round and about our nation’s capital tomorrow then the following information may be of interest.

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/bfs-xmas-open-night/