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Women are portrayed better by children's authors, says Kate Mosse

Adult fiction writers should follow the good example set by children's authors by portraying female characters as "brave and strong" rather than women obsessed with love, the author Kate Mosse has argued.

The Burning Shadow - Michelle Paver

'If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...' A boy on the run. A deadly prophecy. A race against time. Hylas the Outsider is captured by slavers. Set to work in the terrible underground mines of Thalakrea, he learns to his

Hello Darkness, by Anthony McGowan: review

Anthony McGowan's novel Hello Darkness is a witty and original crime noir for young adults

Damien Hirst ABC - Damien Hirst

From A is for Anatomy to Z is for Zebra, discover British artist Damien Hirsts painting, sculpture, and much more on every page of this fantastically illustrated alphabet book. Hirsts body of work addresses the scientific, philosophical and religious issu

Phoenix - SF Said

THE SUPERNOVA IS COMING . . . ONE BOY ALONE CAN SAVE THE GALAXY! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing

Fortunately, The Milk, by Neil Gaiman (illustrated by Chris Riddell): review

Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell combine for some wacky fun on children's book Fortunately, The Milk.

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - review

Gaiman's inventive tale of time travel relies on Chris Riddell's illustrations to flesh out the fun Neil Gaiman is a phenomenon. I'm not saying that's good. I'm not saying that's bad. I'm simply stating a fact. As @neilhimself he has more than 1.8 mill

More Than This by Patrick Ness - review

Patrick Ness's new novel about love and survival will have readers hooked from the first line Patrick Ness is very, very good at beginnings. I thought it would be hard to match the opening line of The Knife of Never Letting Go : "The first thing you f

Oliver and the Seawigs - Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre

Along with his friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver sets out to rescue his missing parents. On their perilous journey the friends meet evil islands, a boy called Stacey (not a girl's name) an