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Emma Newman
Emma lives in Somerset, England and drinks far too much tea. She writes dark short stories, post-apocalyptic and urban fantasy novels and records audiobooks in all genres. Her debut short-story collection From Dark Places was published in 2011 and her new urban fantasy series "The Split Worlds",... show more

Emma lives in Somerset, England and drinks far too much tea. She writes dark short stories, post-apocalyptic and urban fantasy novels and records audiobooks in all genres. Her debut short-story collection From Dark Places was published in 2011 and her new urban fantasy series "The Split Worlds", described as "JK Rowling meets Georgette Heyer" by the Guardian, was recently published by Angry Robot Books. A year and a day of free short stories set in the Split Worlds are available at www.splitworlds.com/storiesEmma is represented by Jennifer Udden at DMLA. Her hobbies include dressmaking and playing RPGs. She blogs at www.enewman.co.uk, rarely gets enough sleep and refuses to eat mushrooms.
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
The novel started off decently - nice writing and a mystery - but by the 40% mark it started to get bogged down. The secondary characters came across as flat. Then the switching between past and present without divulging anything relevant just started to irritate me. The last quarter was just silly ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
A future SF classic with ambitious storytelling, insightful characterisation and a unique premise. I'd been told that 'Planetfall' by Emma Newman was a future SF classic so I wasn't surprised that it was good. I was surprised about what it was good at. I'd expected that a book called 'Planetfal...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 2 years ago
While excellent it felt a little rushed. Charlotte is learning to control her magic and finding out more about the Royal Society of Esoteric Arts. Her brother Ben is training in a mill and she discovers how hard the work is and how corrupted things can get. She's dealing with her attraction to Magus...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 3 years ago
The Society for Esoteric Arts are the people who regulate magic in this world and they wield an iron rod. When a new magician is found they are obliged to join the order and contribute to the empire. When you are found and if you are found to be powerful you are bid on by various mages and this can...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
Series: Planetfall #3 This is the third book in the loosely connected series that started off with Planetfall. Here Anna Kubrin, an artist and geologist sent to Mars, discovers a series of unsettling incongruities that makes her think that either there's some sort of conspiracy going on or she's l...
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