'Inanimate Alice' newly animated: Kate Pullinger's digital novel is still young

May we all age at the rate Kate Pullinger’s Alice does When last we saw Alice — of Pullinger’s transmedial tale Inanimate Alice — she was 14. That was six years ago. Now, she has reappeared. But she’s not 20. She’s 16, as stated in the opening of Episode Five. This enviably slow maturation, it… Read More

Boys And Their Books: Simon Scarrow's Cato & Macro

‘It’s a way of getting them into reading, hopefully.’ And you thought it would be tough when Cato and Macro took on “the tribes of Britannia.” That’s what’s going on in┬áBrothers in Blood, the 13th in the Eagle Series of historical and military fiction, just out last month from Headline. In it, the Roman prefect… Read More