Category Archives: Reviews

Marshall Ryan Maresca Talks Worldbuilding and Intrigue

Welcome back! It’s been a while, I admit — I’ve had more paying gigs and day-job drama that have taken up most of my time. But what better way to reopen the blog than with a visit from Marshall Ryan … Continue reading

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“Wings of Sorrow and Bone” blends steampunk, animal rights activism and viral marketing

Wings of Sorrow and Bone Beth Cato ★★★★ Harper Voyager Impulse, 2015. I’ve spent the past year getting to know Beth Cato both through her books and in person, so this review is a bit biased. And it’s probably not … Continue reading

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A Military Genius Makes Tough Traveling Easier – at Least When There Is a Battle to be Fought

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: The Reader Who Nearly OD’d on Whimsy While Reading Catherynne Valente (and loved every minute of it)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Catherynne Valente ★★★★½ Square Fish, 2011. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered so much whimsy in a novel. Every page — whimsy, whimsy, whimsy. Did I mention whimsy? … Continue reading

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Ferrett Steinmetz examines the magic of parent-child relationships in “The Flux”

The Flux Ferrett Steinmetz ★★★★ Angry Robot, Oct. 2015. I’ve been remiss. Actually I’ve been depressed, but that’s neither here nor there. It hasn’t been a good couple months, reading or writing-wise. Anyhow, I’m hoping to get myself back on … Continue reading

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