Category Archives: Fantasy

Throwback SF Thursday: Amazon Announces Option on Conan TV Show

If there was any fantasy movie boom post-Lord of the Rings, it was a disappointing one.  Will Game of Thrones produce a fantasy TV boom that fares any better?  It has taken several seasons, but it looks like a boom … Continue reading

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Waiting on Wednesday: C.L. Moore

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme designed to highlight future releases that was formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  But with Jill away and no enforcement mechanism I am free to run wild and piss all over the … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: What The Beastmaster lacks in Fidelity to the Source Material, it makes up for in Weirdness

First things first.  If you’ve read Andre Norton’s The Beast Master—or, better yet, read my review of the same—you should know that the movie adaptation—and it is, technically, an adaptation—has little to do with the book.  Of course, in the … Continue reading

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Review of Tales of the Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

Tales of the Thieftaker is a collection of short fiction about Jackson’s Ethan Kaille, a conjurer and thieftaker in colonial Boston.  There are ten short stories and one novella—the never before told story of the Ruby Blade mutiny (full TOC … Continue reading

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The Hidden Face has a Great Premise for an Epic Fantasy

A face without a face.  An unmasking that leaves the mask. The Hidden Face has a great premise.  Every several hundred years the “Face” of Akhen is unveiled.  The likeness of the Face and the Face’s powers are either intentionally … Continue reading

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Siege Line Is Satisfying as a Conclusion to Its Trilogy, If Not as Part of a Larger Universe

Siege Line is book 3 in Cole’s Shadow Ops: Reawakening prequel trilogy and his sixth book in the Shadow Ops universe.  I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of each, and it has been interesting … Continue reading

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The Tethered Mage is an excellent fantasy debut, if a little YA for my tastes

The Tethered Mage is an excellent fantasy debut, if a little YA for my tastes.  It benefits tremendously from a rich, Venetian-inspired setting, a well-crafted plot, and two strong leads. Heiress Amalia is pulled into empire politics when chance (and … Continue reading

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