Monthly Archives: April 2016

Book Releases I’m Excited About for May, June, and July

Wow.  There are a lot of great-looking books coming out in the next three months.  I had a really hard time whittling this list down to something manageable.  And I can’t afford to be too ambitious with the books I’m … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts on the Hugo Awards Finalists

The Hugo Awards finalists have been announced.  You can find the full list, as well as the 1941 Retro finalists, here. I questioned in my post on the number of nomination ballots that there was a question who was making … Continue reading

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Review of Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn has given us a beautiful Japanese inflected epic fantasy.  The Japanese influence pervades the story, from the names to the geography to the political system to the monsters to the magic to the social norms to the form … Continue reading

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DNF Review of Snakewood by Adrian Selby

(DNF stands for Did Not Finish, which is not nearly as cool as DTF.)  I’ve always been a “finisher” when it comes to books.  Or at least I’ve always pretended to be, as a bookshelf full of heavy nonfiction with … Continue reading

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Review of The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey

When deciding how to review The Everything Box, a couple approaches immediately came to mind.  The first was to go with BUY THIS BOOK AND READ IT IMMEDIATELY. AWESOME!1!  The other was to quote the book in full.  The first … Continue reading

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Hugo Award Nominations Are Bigly

UPDATE: I have a post on the Hugo Awards finalists up here. The 2015 Hugo Awards were already big.  Spurred largely by the Puppy ballots, Sasquan set a record with 2,122 nominating ballots.  MidAmericon II has announced that the 2016 … Continue reading

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Review of Arena by Holly Jennings

“Nothing like seeing your own insides to make you feel mortal.  Nothing like coming back to life to make you feel like a god.” Arena is entirely too good to be a debut novel, but debut novel it is.  Arena … Continue reading

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