Monthly Archives: November 2014

November Sci-Fi and Fantasy Releases

Well, I’ve managed to get a couple weeks behind on this, but here’s a look at this month’s sci-fi and fantasy releases. As with last month, no guarantees I’ll get to them all, but two of them are already in … Continue reading

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Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Maplecroft Cherie Priest ★★★★ Roc Trade, 2014. Steampunk author Cherie Priest takes the historical horror parody genre that has produced such “classics” as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and plays it straight in this Lovecraftian examination of Lizzie Borden. Filled with … Continue reading

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Review: Fish Tails by Sheri S. Tepper

Fish Tails Sheri S. Tepper ★★ Harper Voyager, 2014. Sheri S. Tepper is hailed as champion of feminist and environmental sci-fi and fantasy, often compared to the great Ursula K. LeGuin and Margaret Atwood. Based on Fish Tails I don’t know … Continue reading

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A (belated) Look at the World Fantasy Awards and the controversy behind them

Last Sunday the World Fantasy Convention presented the 40th Annual World Fantasy Awards. Here is a rundown of the winners: Life Achievement Award Ellen Datlow Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Novel Sofia Samatar — A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press) Novella Andy … Continue reading

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Review: The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes

Sam Sykes ★★★★ Orbit, 2014. Fantasy author Sam Sykes may not be a household name yet, but anyone who has seen him on a panel or met him at a convention is sure to appreciate his energy and cynical humor. … Continue reading

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