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Nerine Dorman

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Nerine Dorman is a South African author and editor of science fiction and fantasy currently living in Cape Town, with short fiction published in numerous anthologies. Her YA fantasy novel Dragon Forged was a finalist in the 2017 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature, and she is the curator of the South African Horrorfest Bloody Parchment event and short story competition. Her short story “On the Other Side of the Sea” (Omenana, 2017) was shortlisted for a 2018 Nommo award. Her novella The Firebird won a Nommo for "Best Novella" during 2019, and her novel Sing down the Stars won Gold for the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature in 2019. In addition, she is a founding member of the SFF authors’ co-operative Skolion that has assisted authors such as ...more

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Nerine Dorman There are times when I simply can't write. I admit it. This is usually when my work pressures are too heavy or I'm sad or something has happened to ma…moreThere are times when I simply can't write. I admit it. This is usually when my work pressures are too heavy or I'm sad or something has happened to make it difficult for me to focus. When that happens, I'm kind to myself. If I need to rest, I rest. I play games, watch films or read books that inspire me. I make an effort to do something that's different from my routine. Sometimes, all I can manage is a page a day. Or hells, let's face it, sometimes merely a 100 words a day. But I try to write a little bit every day, even if I'm not feeling it. The point is I try, and that's what's important. Those little bursts of writing *do* add up. Being an author is not a race. It's a calling.(less)
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I'm mixing up the usual bookish stuff with one of my first loves: travel writing. I think with the whole pandemic many of us have been suffering severe cabin fever. All through 2019, one of my greatest wishes was to see the Karoo again, where my dad was born and grew up. I can't help but feel a bit misty-eyed when I listen to my mom's stories about when they lived in De Aar, and also remember my d

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If you're looking for an absolute treat in terms of ancient Egyptian history, then look no further than Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz. I got my version off Audible and it's narrated by the absolutel ...more
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It's no secret I love ancient Egypt, so when a fantasy novel heavily inspired by this fascinating culture drops in my lap, I'm all over it. Soleri by Michael Johnston has a lot of depth and breadth, and he offers us a fascinating chunk of world build ...more
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A good starting point for further study.
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Yay! And finally! She's out into the wooly wilds. I finished the first draft half a decade ago, and it's taken me five years and several revisions to get this ship shape. ...more
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With the slew of vampires cropping up in fiction over the past while, it's a pleasant change to return to a story that has all the hallmarks of the classic that helped spawn the genre. Even better that it's Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew, Dacre Stok ...more
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Every once in a while I like to mix things up a little and read something that's pulpy and fun. Or, in this case, should I rather say listen to. Dead Acre cropped up in my recommended titles courtesy of my Audible subscription, and because it was a q ...more
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Disclaimer: Can't rate 'cos I edited this. But oh my gosh, Shane's dialogue is 90% of the reason why I love his writing so much. His characterisation purely through the interactions between characters absolutely makes this worthwhile. Every time I wo ...more
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Andre Norton is one of those authors I've been meaning to dip into again for years, so when the Five Senses Set of three novellas was on sale on Amazon, I decided to give it a try. Certainly, the list of titles to her name is formidable, and from a p ...more
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Very little rivals the sheer listening pleasure of a well-produced audiobook, and The Adventures of Tom Finch, Gentleman, by Lucy May Lennox surpassed all my expectations. It's not often that I'll kick off a review with a pile of gushing, but in this ...more
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“I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. And this is one: I'm going to tell it - but take care not to smile at any part of it.”
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Nerine Dorman TRINE wrote: "I've ordered your book Inkarna now!!! ;) A bookshop in Oslo was able to get it for me. Whoop! :D"

Many thanks! Enjoy Ash's misadventures!


Tess (books.with.tess) I've ordered your book Inkarna now!!! ;) A bookshop in Oslo was able to get it for me. Whoop! :D


Pamela Thanks for adding me as a friend!


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