Words have power. Words influence. Subvert. Radicalise. But what if that was just scratching the surface? What if the right word could hack the source code of your brain …and what if it fell into the wrong hands?
Patrick Edwards is a Bristol-based author of speculative fiction. I leapt at the opportunity to ask him a few questions (spoiler-free) to celebrate the release of his new novel Echo Cycle – and what a charming bloke he is!
A sportsman dying on the field wouldn’t usually be a case for the FBI. But Duane Chapman is a Haden, and the body being ripped apart in the Hilketa match is a threep. So what went wrong? And was it an accident?
We’ve had a month of furiously reading 2019 releases we’d missed out on, agonising over shortlists, swearing about eligibility and generally testing the waters for incipient chaos. And now it’s time: here are the 2020 nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards!
Carey is a medical care android. The interaction of its programmed empathy and its ability to emulate human responses are unique. But where is the line between software and love?
I’m delighted to announce that the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards are back for 2020 – as subjective as ever and even more chaotic.
Another exhilarating year of Subjective Chaos has come to an end: in amongst the many events at Dublincon, we announced our 2019 winners – and celebrated as our 2019 Fantasy winner took home the Campbell for Best New Writer (don’t say we didn’t tell you). Enormous congratulations to Jeannette Ng!
We’ve had six long months of reading our way through our 5 categories and 36 nominees. We have bluntly shared our first impressions (privately, thank you) and subjectively picked our individual favourites. But who has made our final selection?
Back in January, an opinionated collective of bloggers and book lovers announced our shortlist for this year’s Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards. Six months later, where have we got to?
Let’s kick off a new week with some news: I’m delighted to be taking part in the cover reveal for a new political tech thriller from sword-swinging physicist and financier Stewart Hotston…
An elite group of the rich and unpleasant have been invited to remote Blackheath House for a party. But their hostess has an ulterior motive – and so do some of the guests. Some will die. Some will lie. And one will re-live the day until he figures out what’s going on…
It’s that time: announcing the 2019 nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards!
Cue: drum roll
At the end of 2017, C of The Middle Shelf proposed a new set of informal awards: nominated, debated and awarded by a group of bookworms. We embraced chaos as our guiding principle, and we had so much fun we’re back for more. Welcome to the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2019.
Davy Higgins is the most wanted boy in Oxfordshire. The women of Wycombe don’t know why their leader needs him, but they’ll stop at nothing to bring him in. Father John’s men want to thwart Wycombe on principle. And Guz don’t want anyone else gaining an advantage. If only Davy knew what made him special…
This year saw lots of travelling and some intense deadlines that got in the way of me writing reviews in a timely fashion for everything I read. Still, it’s never too late for a quick look back at the ones that got away!