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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde What a bizarre book. The idea is ok, but until the last fifth, the execution is way too complicated. The author tried an idea that is far too complex, therefore for for the first 4/5 of the book everything had to be explained. In te end, it wasn't too bad but it's too difficult to get there.