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Aurealis Award 2012 Finalists

Aurealis Award 2012 Finalists

Great news! Two of our amazing author’s books have made the Finals for the Aurealis Awards! Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier is up for Best Fantasy Novel of 2012 and The Rook by Daniel O’Malley is up for Best Science Fiction Novel of 2012! (Well, techincally The Rook isn’t Voyager, but we love […]

A Tale of Oz, Feminism and Writing Responsibly

A Tale of Oz, Feminism and Writing Responsibly

A few friends and I went to see Oz the Great and Powerful on the weekend. While we all agreed that we largely had fun, the more we thought about it, the more we were disappointed. I’ll try to not spoil anything, but suffice to say we all agreed the characterisations were thin and that […]

A Game of Thrones & A Storm of Swords

A Game of Thrones & A Storm of Swords

First and foremost we now have the new cover for A Storm of Swords Pt 1: Steel and Snow to tie in with the new Game of Thrones series starting on the 1st April! What do you think? While we do love a good dragon on our cover we tend to think the crown on black […]

New April Books!

New April Books!

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter A- April, Awesome & Aussie! We have two spanking new volumes in Duncan Lay’s Empire of Bones series and K.J. Taylor’s The Risen Sun series; Valley of Shields & The Shadowed Throne. About Valley of Shields: Following on from his victory in Vales exiled Sendatsu and […]

The Anatomy of Squee

The Anatomy of Squee

What triggers the ‘squee’ response? What makes an image or physical entity so sweet that you automatically want to hug them?  What is the evolutionary advantage in finding some things ‘cute’? The famous ethologist, Konrad Lorenz,  created the theory of baby schema, known as Kindchenschema, in which he defines a set of facial and body […]