Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fear the Walking Dead: Ep 2 So Close, Yet So Far Recap

Recap Episode 2 opens on a creepy note, with daughter Alicia walking into her boyfriend Matt’s house. The door stands half open and when she walks up the stairs she finds—a commercial break, just minutes into the episode! Terrifying. Once … Continue reading

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Review of My Real Children by Jo Walton

Since I spoke ill of My Real Children in my Hugo Awards Post-Mortem, my review is below. It’s not that I hated it; in fact, I quite liked it. But I don’t think it is award-worthy, and I think it … Continue reading

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Fear the Walking Dead: Ep 1 Recap

Recap The Walking Dead spin-off takes us back to the beginning, showing us a slice of the events between the beginning of the outbreak (Kirkman will presumably keep to his insistence on not revealing its origins) and Rick waking up … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards Post-Mortem

The Post I Hoped I Wouldn’t Write. George R.R. Martin argued on his Not a Blog before the awards that if the Puppy nominees did not win, then they would have lost (you can tell he’s a sports fan). And … Continue reading

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Review of Zer0es by Chuck Wendig

Zer0es takes place in a parallel universe where Bridges Barbecue is “Red Bridges” and Iran just wants clean energy (presumably they just want to kill all the Jews to prevent pollution). Zer0es starts in rapid fire fashion. In five quick … Continue reading

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Review of The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

It starts with a Fall. Isabelle cast down from Heaven, wings shattered, doomed to walk Earth until her death centuries later. Or much, much sooner, if the gang members seeking to dismember the Fallen for parts (for their magical essence, … Continue reading

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Review of Zero World by Jason M. Hough

“To jump ahead in time like this, as any drunk would know, can really fuck with the head.” Peter Caswell is a man with a very particular set of skills. Skills that he has acquired over a very long—what’s that? … Continue reading

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Review of The Scar by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko, translated by Elinor Huntington

Crime & Punishment & Sorcery The Scar is the type of book that makes you weep for the limitations of sub-genre delineations. Not epic in scope and apparently intended to stand alone despite being part of a larger cycle. The … Continue reading

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Book Releases I’m Excited About for August, September, and October

The summer doldrums are officially over.  There are a lot of great(-looking, -sounding) books coming out in the next few months.  Here are several I am particularly excited about.  Which am I most excited about?  The House of Shattered Wings, … Continue reading

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Review of Dark Ascension by M.L. Brennan

Vampires and Elves and Foxes, Oh My! My reviews of the first three books in the Generation V series are here.  Dark Ascension is book four M.L. Brennan’s series about adorkable, bleeding-heart vampire and crappy-job holding twentysomething Fortitude Scott (Fort for short). … Continue reading

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