Monthly Archives: September 2015

Review of Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Karen Memory is a wonderful steampunk western romp set in Rapid City, a fictional city in the Pacific Northwest mostly based on Seattle, with some Portland, Vancouver, and San Francisco thrown in for good measure.  Memory is the main character, … Continue reading

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Review of Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

This is the story of a jinnia, a great princess of the jinn, known as the Lightning Princess on account of her mastery over the thunderbolt, who loved a mortal man long ago, in the twelfth century, and we would … Continue reading

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Review of Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Yesterday in my review of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, I talked about two big trends in fantasy: Silk Road Fantasy and Mannerpunk/Flintlock Fantasy. Twelve Kings is an excellent example of the former. Sorcerer to the Crown is an excellent example … Continue reading

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Review of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Brad Beaulieu

In part a reaction to Western European, medieval-based fantasy, arguably the two biggest trends in fantasy today are Silk Road Fantasy and Flintlock Fantasy/Mannerpunk. I’ll talk about the latter tomorrow when I review Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. … Continue reading

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