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Review: “The Emperor’s Blades” by Brian Staveley

The Emperor’s Blades Brian Staveley ★★★★ Tor, 2014. One problem with fantasy settings is lack of reliable communication. This is especially an issue when someone, say an emperor, is assassinated, and his heirs are scattered across the globe. But then, … Continue reading

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Review: “The Whispering Swarm” by Michael Moorcock

The Whispering Swarm Michael Moorcock ★★★ Tor, 2015. Michael Moorcock is one of the formative writers of my youth, I spent my teens curled up with dog-eared copies of his novels, drinking in the exploits of the eternal champion in … Continue reading

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Review: “The Diabolical Miss Hyde” by Viola Carr

The Diabolical Miss Hyde Viola Carr ★★★½ Harper Voyager, 2015. I didn’t have high expectations. Gender-swapped Jekyll and Hyde, I get it. Probably all repressed when she’s Jekyll and lascivious when she’s Hyde. Yawn. And the paranormal romance cover screams, “Why … Continue reading

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Review: “Trigger Warning” by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Neil Gaiman ★★★★ William Morrow, 2015. I’m always excited by a new book from Neil Gaiman. Admittedly, I’m more excited by his novels, which sadly seem to be rarer and rarer these days (I … Continue reading

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Review: “The Just City” by Jo Walton

The Just City Jo Walton ★★★★★ Tor, 2015. Wow, two five star reviews right out of the gate this year. Competition is looking tough. The Just City is the literary equivalent of a stoned college thought experiment set in an … Continue reading

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