Category Archives: The Nameless Zine

“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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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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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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Review: “Zero World” by Jason M. Hough

Zero World Jason M. Hough ★★★★ Del Rey, 2015. Peter Casman is the perfect assassin. Brutal, efficient and unable to remember his jobs after they are completed. Genetically enhanced and programmed to forget his last job with the recitation of … Continue reading

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