Category Archives: Fantasy

Throwback SF Thursday: Skelos vol. 1

There has been a proliferation of pulp-inspired semipro short SF magazines over the past few years: Broadswords & Blasters, StoryHack, Astounding Frontiers, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, Cirsova, Skelos . . . am I the only one thinking that what … Continue reading

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Mistborn Opens Sanderson’s Best, and Most Original, Series

I picked up the Mistborn trilogy over the holidays in anticipation of reading Oathbringer.  The bad news is that Mistborn isn’t the Cosmere book tied in most closely to Oathbringer (that, apparently, is Warbreaker).  The good news is that the … Continue reading

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Gemmell Awards Shortlist Announced

The Gemmell Awards shortlist has been announced.  Voting on the Gemmell Awards is open to the public.  Voting on the shortlist opened today and closes on Friday, June 1.  The awards will be presented at Edge-Lit 7 on Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Friday Face-Off: Cover Featuring a Tower

This is my first week participating in Friday Face-Off, a meme hosted by Books by Proxy.  Friday Face-Off pits cover against cover.  There can be only one!  This week’s theme is: “When she was a child, the witch locked her … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.  This week I am actually playing by the rules for once and picking a book not yet released.  My pick is Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope.  Song of Blood … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: On My Spring TBR

I almost passed on this one.  I’ve been keeping my reading much more balanced these days, and given our daughter should arrive any day now *hint* *hint*, I have serious doubts about any spring reading plans.  But there is that long Tolkien … Continue reading

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Scavengers is a Fun Weird Western Yarn Starring an Underappreciated Historical Gunman

It’s a hard thing to be a living legend.  To be told by a prophet of God that if you never cut your hair no bullet nor blade can harm you.  True enough, in some twenty-five since the night he … Continue reading

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