Monthly Archives: July 2014

Retro Review: Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance

Jack Vance ★★★★ Orb, 2000 (Omnibus edition reissue). Fantasy fans owe a huge debt to the late, great Jack Vance. The celebrated author and adventurer, who died in 2013, influenced generations of writers, from Michael Moorcock and Gene Wolfe to George … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2 edited by Gordon VanGelder

Gordon Van Gelder, ed. ★★★★ Tachyon Publications, 2014. In 2009 Tachyon paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of “The Magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction” with The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, an exquisite anthology the featured some of … Continue reading

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Looks like David Sedaris may have a new career if the NPR commentator and humorist gig doesn’t pan out…

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Amazon’s Latest Volley

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Another day, another volley in the Amazon-Hachette battle, this time from Amazon, in which it explains what it wants (all ebooks to be $9.99 or less, for starters) and lays out some math that it alleges…

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Review: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Katherine Addison ★★ Tor, 2014. Dark fantasy author Sarah Monette, writing under the pseudonym of Katherine Addison, crafted this tale about the young, half-goblin son of an elven emperor who surprisingly ascended his father’s throne after an “accident” kills his … Continue reading

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