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JK Rowling reveals the Harry Potter character she regrets killing off the most

  JK Rowling has revealed the one wizard she regrets having killed off by Voldemort in her best-selling Harry Potter series. While many will hope the writer now feels remorse at her killing off the well-loved Dumbledore, or that she has twinges of regret when thinking of the death of loyal house elf Dobby, they will be disappointed.   CLICK ...

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Best Science Fiction books of 2014

Worldcon came to London in 2014. It’s rare for Britain to host the planet’s most prestigious SF/fantasy convention, and “Loncon” was a great success. Though British fandom rejoiced, hopes for a “the British are coming!” moment in SF were undermined by the lack of Brit winners, or even nominees, in the convention’s annual Hugo awards. This year’s best-novel Hugo went to Ancillary ...

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Tribute by Ellen Renner review – spellbinding YA fantasy

In a richly imagined world ruled by a magical elite, teenage heroine Zara searches for a hidden truth that will blow her privileged society apart Two things make or break a fantasy novel: the magic and the world. In both these respects, Ellen Renner’s Tribute shares something with Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea books, stories that gave us an original conception ...

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Science-Fiction Classic Still Smolders

By Jon Michaud The abbey at Monte Cassino is situated atop a rocky hill about eighty miles south of Rome and was founded in 529 by St. Benedict of Nursia. It was there that the Benedictine order established the principles of Western monasticism. From Monte Cassino, monks went out and set up monasteries across the Christian world. Generations of scribes ...

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