Monthly Archives: May 2016

Review of Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade … Continue reading

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Review of Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Red Seas Under Red Skies is the sequel to Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora.  We rejoin Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen, the surviving members of the Gentlemen Bastards, licking their wounds from the previous book and having fled Camorr.  … Continue reading

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Review of The Lies of Locke Lamora

Our long national nightmare is over.  Book 4 of Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series, The Thorn of Emberlain, has a(nother) release date of September 22.  UK for now, but a US release date should follow.  In honor of that, below … Continue reading

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Review of Saga vols. 4 and 5 by Brian K. Vaughan

I think I am officially over Saga.  What you see has always been what you get with Saga: inventive worldbuilding, always beautiful and often arresting art, and a thoughtful meditation on parenting and family marred by college stoner philosophizing and … Continue reading

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Non-Hugo Awards Round-up

It was a busy weekend on the SF awards front.  The Gemmell Awards longlist was announced on Friday and the Nebula Award winners were announced on Saturday.  The Gemmell Awards are fantasy-only and anyone can vote.  Voting on the longlist … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – 2016 Hugo Awards edition

I haven’t read Ancillary Mercy or The Fifth Season yet, and I’m still reading The Aeronaut’s Windlass, but I can’t say that I’m too upset over the five Hugo Awards finalists for Best Novel.  That does not mean, though, that … Continue reading

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Review of Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Through most of Children of Earth and Sky I was not looking forward to writing this review.  I have long looked forward to reading Kay, sold by rave reviews, his work editing The Silmarillion, his historical-bent, and an excerpt of … Continue reading

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