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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.

A Long Long Way - Sebastian Barry A grim portrayel of an Irish boy in the first world war, so not quite for me, but also about ireland and everything outside of war. A great book that I would recommend if you can get past some of the war scenes - but then again, without them it would have been unrealistic...