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Seth Dickinson Explores the Grimdark Side of Accountancy in “The Traitor Baru Cormorant”

The Traitor Baru Cormorant Seth Dickinson ★★★★ Tor, Sept. 15, 2015. Okay, I’m pretty sick of grimdark right now. And I’ve never found economics interesting. But Seth Dickinson managed to explode both of those qualms with his debut novel, The Traitor … Continue reading

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Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self is a fun but heart-wrenching return to the world of Mistborn

Shadows of Self Brandon Sanderson ★★★★ Tor, Oct. 6, 2015. Damn you Sanderson! Well, not really, because then I wouldn’t be able to see how this ends. But damn, what a gut punch at the end of Shadows of Self. … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling – Pure Good

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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Tough Traveling – Creative Cursing

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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Big Box Stores Are Literally the Devil in Paul Cornell’s Novella, “Witches of Lychford”

Witches of Lychford Paul Cornell ★★★★ Tor.com, 2015. I’ve always felt that WalMart was the devil, I just always meant it figuratively. In veteran comic and screenwriter  Paul Cornell’s new novella, however, it is the literal truth. Witches of Lychford, … Continue reading

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