Tag Archives: Lovecraft

Tough Traveling — Otherworldly Creatures

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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Review: “Harrison Squared” by Daryl Gregory

Harrison Squared Daryl Gregory ★★★★ Tor, 2015. What if H.P Lovecraft had written a tale of rebellious teenagers fighting stygian horror? We don’t need to ask, since Daryl Gregory has with this prequel to We Are All Completely Fine, his … Continue reading

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Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Maplecroft Cherie Priest ★★★★ Roc Trade, 2014. Steampunk author Cherie Priest takes the historical horror parody genre that has produced such “classics” as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and plays it straight in this Lovecraftian examination of Lizzie Borden. Filled with … Continue reading

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A (belated) Look at the World Fantasy Awards and the controversy behind them

Last Sunday the World Fantasy Convention presented the 40th Annual World Fantasy Awards. Here is a rundown of the winners: Life Achievement Award Ellen Datlow Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Novel Sofia Samatar — A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press) Novella Andy … Continue reading

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Review: Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer ★★★★★ FSG Originals, 2014. So this is how the series ends. Not with a bang, but a whisper. Acceptance, the stunning finale to Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy doesn’t so much bring closure to the story, as it … Continue reading

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