Author: Shaheen

Jul 26

What is speculative fiction?

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I started this blog with the intention of doing two things:

Documenting the books I read and sharing them with others Conducting a genre study for Speculative Fiction

Most people who have read the blog always ask one thing: what IS speculative fiction?

A quick Google search proved useless on the subject - disproving the common belief that Google knows all. The most common definitions I came across were:

Speculative fiction is always set in a world that is other than the one we are familiar with.

Okay - so this definition encompasses Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings,...

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Jul 24
The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

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I am currently re-reading the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage to celebrate the release of the 6th book Darke. The first book in the series is Magyk, followed by Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren and Darke.  Jenna Heap is a young girl of eleven who lives with her adoptive family:…

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Jul 21

Matthew Reilly

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For whatever reason, fantasy fiction has settled into the quasi-medieval, with magic, wizards and all that. I think it’s more than that, it’s magic grounded in a certain logic. It creates rules. You can’t just have magic to zap you out of trouble whenever you need it. ~ Matthew Reilly…

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