Monthly Archives: August 2015

September Sci-Fi and Fantasy Releases

September looks to be a busy month, including a hotly-anticipated sequels, new series from bestelling authors, several much-hyped debuts and Chuck Wendig’s mysterious Star Wars novel. In fact there is a lot of Chuck Wendig this month, with a timely … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling — Gnomic Utterances

Every Thursday, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn leads a group of fellow bloggers on “Tough Travels”, a trip through the tropes that populate the fantasy and sci-fi world, using Diane Wynne Jones’ hilarious The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as a … Continue reading

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YA Wednesday: “Half a War” by Joe Abercrombie

Half a War Joe Abercrombie ★★★½ Del Rey, 2015. “Only half a war is fought with swords” Joe Abercrombie opens Half a War, the slightly disappointing finale to his YA “Shattered Sea” trilogy, with that epigram, as Father Yarvi’s oath … Continue reading

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John Scalzi Talks About the Changing World of Publishing with the Arizona Republic

A few weeks ago I spoke with John Scalzi for the Arizona Republic about his upcoming appearance at the Poisoned Pen tomorrow, which wraps up his current signing/ukulele concert tour. I admit, I was fairly intimidated – he’s one of … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: Week of 8/17

It’s sequels week here, with a trio of eBook approvals for the coming months. Here’s what was approved this past week:

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