1. BattleAxe: 20th Anniversa...

  “Sara was both pathfinder and inspiration; we owe her a great debt.” - Juliet Marillier  Sara Douglass was a pioneering voice in Australian fantasy.  Inspired by a tiny plastic axe she found on a walk, the story that became...

2. The Science of Being Shor...

When I was still at school, a very cruel song came out called ‘Short People’. Now that I’m older – and hopefully wiser, I know this song was written to point out the unfairness of prejudice. Back then, it felt like a personal...

3. Brave Men Die: free extra...

PROLOGUE  In the early hours of the morning the township of Tarkinholm was quiet. A slight breeze blew along the coast and gently rippled the water in the bay. The members of the night watch stationed around the town chattered amongst...

4. Mind the Gap or can we st...

Darius Ibrahim is not having a good week. He’s been threatened by a knife-wielding maniac on a London train, interrogated by a mysterious warrior woman beneath the city’s streets, pursued by a military death squad in Melbourne,...

5. Christmas Carols

As long term readers will know, I always try to provide a light-hearted article for the December Science Page, and this year I found the perfect topic: singing mice.  If you ever watched the movie ‘Babe’, you will know that there was...
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BattleAxe: 20th Anniversary Edition

BattleAxe: 20th Anniversary Edition

  “Sara was both pathfinder and inspiration; we owe her a great debt.” - Juliet Marillier  Sara Douglass was a pioneering voice in Australian fantasy.  Inspired by a tiny plastic axe she found on a...
The Science of Being Short

The Science of Being Short

When I was still at school, a very cruel song came out called ‘Short People’. Now that I’m older – and hopefully wiser, I know this song was written to point out the unfairness of prejudice. Back then,...

Arya’s new Game of Thrones Season ...

So a few days ago Entertainment Weekly got the scoop on Maisie Williams’ new Arya costume for Season 5 onwards! The coming season marks a change in Arya’s situation and as readers will know, more...
Brave Men Die: free extract

Brave Men Die: free extract

PROLOGUE  In the early hours of the morning the township of Tarkinholm was quiet. A slight breeze blew along the coast and gently rippled the water in the bay. The members of the night watch stationed...
Mind the Gap or can we stop the teleportation train now? Darius would like to get off.

Mind the Gap or can we stop the teleport...

Darius Ibrahim is not having a good week. He’s been threatened by a knife-wielding maniac on a London train, interrogated by a mysterious warrior woman beneath the city’s streets, pursued by a...
Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

As long term readers will know, I always try to provide a light-hearted article for the December Science Page, and this year I found the perfect topic: singing mice.  If you ever watched the movie ‘Babe’,...

The Ice Dragon!

In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara...
New Hobbit Trailer

New Hobbit Trailer

Behold! The latest trailer for the last part of The Hobbit movie adaptation! What do you think? We’re surprised at the lack of Smaug in this trailer to be honest, but it looks pretty darn...
You Eat, Therefore You Think!

You Eat, Therefore You Think!

Your mother told you that you are what you eat – well, that’s what I tell my children. I always thought it was said to encourage healthy eating. I never knew how accurate that aphorism was, until I started...
Horizon extract

Horizon extract

Horizon is the debut science fiction novel from Keith Stevenson published by HarperVoyager Impulse. It’s an SF thriller centred on a deep space exploration mission that goes very wrong, with repercussions...
Choose your own Lunation adventure on Twitter!

Choose your own Lunation adventure on Tw...

To celebrate the release of all five books in JJ Gadd’s Lunation Series, HarperVoyager is hosting a choose-your-own-adventure game on Twitter! Players choose their path through links in Tweets, leading them...
Space Ice

Space Ice

There is a lot of water in our solar system, more than you would probably think. Astronomers know that water is present on Mars and our Moon; that it composes the majority of Saturn’s rings; and that...
Fantasy Fight Club #8 The Hound VS The Mountain

Fantasy Fight Club #8 The Hound VS The M...

Round 8 of Fantasy Fight Club will be our last for a while, so we thought we’d go to a break on a high- it’s a GRUDGE MATCH! We decided to let loose the 2 most dangerous, ruthless and terrifying...
Fantasy Fight Club #7  Gollum VS Tyrion

Fantasy Fight Club #7 Gollum VS Tyrion

Round 7 of Fantasy Fight Club is a little different- our two foes are matched less for their physical skills, than their ability with words. While we imagine it may well still end in bloodshed (both are...
Fantasy Fight Club #6  Silhouette VS Ivy

Fantasy Fight Club #6 Silhouette VS Ivy

Welcome fantasy fight fans to Round 6! We’re hosting a fantasy matchup each week and we want YOU to tell us who should win. Our distinguished panel of judges, including special guest judge and fictional...

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