Books to Binge: All Aliens Like Burgers by Ruth Wheeler

I always feel weird at Croatian conventions, which tend to nurture an intimate and immediate atmosphere, if I have read nothing written by the literary Guest of Honour. It used to be so much easier, though, to binge read an author a decade ago than today. To get around that within my quite insane schedule, […]

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Books to Binge: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

I actually do not like writing reviews, I realized today. I find them easy to write for magazines, because magazine have their audiences, and certain expectations, and also word count limits. No obligation to be deep. That can be so daunting. And then there is the thing when I have no idea what to write […]

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Books to Binge: Green Man’s Heir by Juliet E. McKenna

I fell in love with the layered plots, vivid characters and complex worlds of Juliet E. McKenna more than a decade ago, when she was a Guest of Honour at Istrakon in Croatia. I had very little patience for series and even less for fantasy one, but that strange need to give a chance to […]

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The SFera Book Club: Terry Pratchett

The best part of a convention is often the discovery of other people enamoured with the same books, characters and worlds. But I came to the world of fandom late and made friends with those who had similar reading interests regardless of where I met them. Petra Bulic, who ran SFera and the was Head […]

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The SFERA Awards for 2014

SFERA, established in 1981, is the oldest genre award in the region and the most prestigious one in Croatia. It was founded by the Zagreb based science fiction society SFera, after which it was named. It’s just spelled differently. The idea was to try and popularize science fiction as a genre and to stimulate its […]

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