In defence of fantasy and science fiction

A recent study reported in The Guardian paper found that reading science-fiction led to poorer recall and empathy with the characters among readers. Apparently, people who are already predisposed to dislike SF, would pay less attention to a story if it included trigger words such as 'airlock'.  Well, yeah. They don't like SF, of course … Continue reading In defence of fantasy and science fiction

The Fall Book Tag

The Tattoeed Book Geek gives the low down on his favourite fantasy novels of 2017. And guess who’s on there? ME!

The Tattooed Book Geek


I was tagged many moons ago by both Mischenko over at Read Rant Rock & Roll and Hey Brizzle Shizzle (Claire) over at Brizzlelass Books.

Thank you, ladies, and as always, if you don’t already follow them then hop on over and check out both blogs, they are fantastic. 🙂

This tag was created by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm. All of the graphics used belong to her. Huge thanks for this tag Shannah it’s awesome!


Blackwing (The Raven’s Mark Book One) by Ed McDonald


Blackwing is fantastic, hands down, it’s one of the best books of 2017. I’m not entirely sure why it felt fresh and new to me, it’s Mcdonald’s debut book so he’s a fresh new author!😂 But there was just something about it, the writing, the setting, everything really and while it contains staples of the genre somehow the book manages to feel…

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