Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

***Content warnings for blood letting, gore, murder, death of a parent and a sibling, torture, mentions of sexual, physical and child abuse.*** Please note this review mentions the author Poppy Z.Brite who now lives as Billy Martin and no longer writes under that pen name. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. That should just be the review. Her range…

Review: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

*****Trigger warnings for body horror, death, suicide, blood letting, physical violence, self harm and death of parents***** First review of 2021! This book has been sitting in my feelings, my mind and my heart for many weeks and I finally have the brain (and the bones. Get it.) to write a review. This was book…

Review: The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

Here I am again, back with another Lovecraft retelling. I am developing a bit of a thing for them I’m not going to lie. So if you were here for my last review of a retelling of a cosmic horror story sans racism and sexism, you will know I loved everything about that experience. Well…

Blog Tour: The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

Hello everyone and welcome to the first day of the Random Things Tours Blog tour for The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence! East of the Black Rock, out on the ice, lies a hole down which broken children are thrown.On the vastness of the ice there is no room for individuals. Noone survives…

Immersive SFF for Social Distancing

None of us can avoid the C word (not my C word) anymore. I was going to avoid putting any mention of the virus here on my blog but lets be honest that this isn’t possible anymore. I’ve been working from home for nearly a week and as of today, Ireland has recorded another death…

Review: The City We Became by N.K Jemisin

In the year of our lord, 2020, N.K Jemisin has declared ware on H.P Lovecraft and my word it’s about time someone did at last. Over the past few years I have seen some wonderful groups that would have been otherwise targeted by the stories of Lovecraft and re imagine his stories for a world…

Review: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Welcome back to the Disc! So I’ve not posted much this month outside of reviews of Terry Pratchett books but this is the joy I need in my life right now. This book has so far been my favourite book of the month. I will admit I have been gearing up to this one for…

Review: Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

I recently put out a Tweet asking the wonderful hive to give me science fiction recommendations. I know I have mentioned endlessly how many books are sitting on my TBR but since this year I seem to be leaning heavily on the SF part of SFF, I felt the need to build up a list….

Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Have you ever had a book rip a hole in your very soul? Have you ever had a book that you threw (softly, because you love it and it has feelings) across the room for the damage it inflicted on you? Have you wept for your favourite characters because you want them to be safe?…