Author: Lee Sibbald

Orion announce full programme activities for 2014 Gollancz Festival

Gollanz Festival 2014 Poster

Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, have announced the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival 2014 – the publisher’s first interactive multi-media celebration of genre fiction – on the 13th August 2014. New additions to the line–ups of both rooms at Waterstones Piccadilly include […]

George RR Martin and Robin Hobb to make London appearance in August

George RR Martin.

HarperVoyager will host an event with George RR Martin and Robin Hobb in a central London venue on 19th August 2014. Tickets will go on sale later this week, will be £45 each and will include a hardback copy of Hobb’s latest novel Fool’s Assassin. This unique event offers readers the perfect opportunity to spend […]

Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes read by Will Patton

Mr Mercedes audio-book cover image

The following is a review of the audio-book edition of Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes, a cat and mouse thriller narrated by Will Patton and first released in June 2014. Author King and narrator Patton recently joined forces for Dr Sleep, the author’s last publication (that review can be found here), and a sequel to his […]

Best selling fantasy audiobooks, June 2014

A Game of Thrones audiobook cover image

George R. R. Martin’s stranglehold on the fantasy audiobook top ten downloads is showing signs of lessening with Michael J. Sullivan challenging on two fronts. It’s good to see Jim Butcher and Jasper Fforde making an appearance. Below are the 10 most downloaded titles from during the month of June 2014. A Game of […]

Audible offering free audiobooks to those taking part in #run2workday

run2work logo will be offering a free audiobook download to all those taking part in the #run2workday scheme, launched in partnership with the Evening Standard. #run2workday is a brand new nationwide initiative, designed to encourage people to don their trainers, avoid the perils of public transport, save money and get fit. Audiobooks and running really are […]

Gollancz acquire world rights to Robot Overlords novelisation

Robot Overlords poster

Gollancz has announced the acquisition of World Rights to publish ROBOT OVERLORDS, the fully authorised tie-in novel which will be written by the scriptwriter and co-creator of the science-fiction movie, Mark Stay. Robot Overlords stars Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley and Callan McAuliffe. The film is co-written by British script-writers Mark Stay and Jon Wright, and […]

Best selling fantasy books, May 2014

Dawn of Swords by David Daglish book cover image

A look at the 20 most popular fantasy books this month, based on Amazon UK sales figures. At a glance: 16/20 of the books listed are Kindle Editions 10/20 are from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series 01/20 is an Audio Edition Dawn of Swords by David Dalglish On the […]

The Charlaine Harris Blog Tour: A quick Q&A


We are, here at Fantasy Book Review, honoured to welcome award-winning author Charlaine Harris to our website during her whistle-stop blog tour promoting her brand new book, Midnight Crossroad (you can read our review here). The creator of the massively popular Sookie Stackhouse series kindly answered a few questions on Midnight, the setting for her […]

Andrew Solomon wins 2014 Wellcome Book Prize

Andrew Solomon and his 20014 Wellcome Book Prize

Andrew Solomon has been announced as the winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2014 for ‘Far from the Tree: a dozen kinds of love’. The Wellcome Book Prize, worth £30,000, aims to recognise and celebrate the best new work of fiction or non-fiction released each year centred on medicine and health. National Book Award winner […]

New multimedia fairytale app looking for public support

Writer Alex Nicholson and musician Pam Shaffer

Writer Alex Nicholson and musician Pam Shaffer know a thing or two about fairytale romances. They have been working for nearly a year on Metalalia, the new storytelling app that would bring them back together, from half a world away. Now, they have been reunited, and their Kickstarter has gone live. “Metalalia was formed when […]

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