Tag Archives: Award-Winning

Retro Review: The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Connie Willis ★★★★★ Bantam/Spectra, 1992. “I wanted to come, and if I hadn’t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were.” It is a rare thing when a … Continue reading

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Review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie ★★★★ Orbit, 2013. In a panel at Phoenix Comicon this year, paranormal military fiction author Myke Cole talked about gaining reader sympathy by emphasizing the humanity of characters – citing Watership Down as a story about rabbits who … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2 edited by Gordon VanGelder

Gordon Van Gelder, ed. ★★★★ Tachyon Publications, 2014. In 2009 Tachyon paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of “The Magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction” with The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, an exquisite anthology the featured some of … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Last Call by Tim Powers

Tim Powers ★★★★★ William Morrow Paperbacks, 1993 (reprinted 2013).   “If the drink in your glass starts to sit at an angle that ain’t quite level, or if the cigarette smoke starts to crowd in over the cards and fall … Continue reading

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Review: The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories

Connie Willis ★★★★ Del Rey Books, 2013. Connie Willis is a sci-fi treasure. Over the past 30 years she has accumulated a couple mantelpiece’s worth of Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards — notably for her “Time-Travelling Oxford Historian” series, The Doomsday … Continue reading

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