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Sick of all those Puppies? We Hunted the Mammoth is looking for Serious Kittens

Okay, I’ve gone beyond anger with the state of the Hugo Awards this year. And I still haven’t decided how I will vote related to puppy slates. Although the announcement that two puppies were disqualified does give me a little … Continue reading

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Review: Lock In by John Scalzi

John Scalzi ★★★★ Tor, 2014. Science fiction isn’t about predicting the future, it’s about commenting on the present.  And with his latest novel, Hugo winner John Scalzi really nails the present. Plagues, riots, discrimination, evil Internet billionaires, Tea Partiers and … 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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