Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Tucson Festival of Books Announces Its Lineup – Including Big Name Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

The Tucson Festival of Books announced its guests for 2015 and there are a few sci-fi/fantasy heavyweights appearing this year. Founded in 2009, the festival, which is held on the University of Arizona campus, has grown into one of the largest … Continue reading

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“Kitty” Katt is back in Gini Koch’s latest, “Universal Alien” and Poisoned Pen is throwing a party.

Katherine “Kitty” Katt is off to save the universe again in Valley author Gini Koch’s latest jaunt, Universal Alien. The comic sci-fi romance is the tenth entry in Koch’s “Alien” series follows Katt  as she is transported to another dimension … Continue reading

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Retro Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Magicians Lev Grossman ★★★★ Penguin, 2009. I hadn’t planned on revisiting this gem so soon, but it was my book club’s selection this month, so what why not? Lev Grossman’s magnificent “Magicians Trilogy” kicks off with this misunderstood masterpiece. … Continue reading

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Updated: Get a little tongue with the Holy Taco Church

Valley fantasy fans can share a little tongue with authors Kevin Hearne, Sam Sykes and Beth Cato on Monday as the Holy Taco Church celebrates an early Thanksgiving  at the Taco Guild. Tacopope Picante I (Hearne) is back in the Valley … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin speaks truth to power at the National Book Awards

Well, a speculative fiction title didn’t take home the National Book Award, sorry Station Eleven. Instead it went to Phil Klay’s acclaimed  Redeployment, about Iraq War veterans adjusting to civilian life. SpecFic did make its presence known, however, thanks to a … Continue reading

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