Tag Archives: Castalia House

Review of Pale Realms of Shade by John C. Wright

Pale Realms of Shade starts with a killer opening line—“It was not the being dead that I minded, it was the hours.”  Before he was a ghost, Matthias was the sort of detective who has “silver bullets in [his] gun, … Continue reading

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Review of Big Boys Don’t Cry by Tom Kratman

“‘Big boy here won’t cry.’  Two lies in a single sentence.  I am not a boy.  And I will cry…” Big Boys Don’t Cry is a far-future military SF told from the perspective of an AI-tank.  A 14,000 ton hover-tank … Continue reading

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Review of The Plural of Helen of Troy by John C. Wright

In Metrachronopolis time is cheap. It’s a city existing outside of time and all of its possible timelines, ruled over absolutely by near omnipotent Time Wardens. The Time Wardens have populated it with people that catch their interest, mostly famous … Continue reading

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Review of One Bright Star to Guide Them by John C. Wright

One Bright Star to Guide Them is sort of a riff on the Chronicles of Narnia 30 years later with the children all grown up. Tommy is living a very boring, normal life, pending big promotion notwithstanding, when he’s visited … Continue reading

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