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Review of In the Field Marshal’s Shadow by Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan is one of my favorite fantasy authors to hit the scene in the past decade.  His Powder Mage trilogy is the epitome of Flintlock Fantasy, as far as I am concerned.  McClellan has written and self-published a good … Continue reading

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The Rage of Dragons is a Very Good Book With a Mediocre Book Stuffed Inside It

Really?  Another pitch comparing a book to Game of Thrones?  What’s that—there’s more? “GAME OF THRONES MEETS GLADIATOR… ON ARRAKIS” Oh.  Now you have my attention.  I’ll give Winter this—he can write some killer copy. The Omehi are surrounded by … Continue reading

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Some Dark Holler Beats Manly Wade Wellman at His Own Game

Bauserman pitched an advanced copy of Some Dark Holler to me because I reviewed a collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories.  I get a lot of these, usually with the author comparing their work to some colossus in … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Throne of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewbury

“What is this?”  I imagine you saying.  “What is Throne of the Bastards doing in the Summer of Conan?  I read the blurb and no mention of Conan is to be found.”  Throne of the Bastards isn’t openly a Conan … Continue reading

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Review of Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn

Devil’s Call is one hell of a story, a bloody weird western propelled by protagonist Li Lian’s remarkable voice. Li Lian is the mixed race daughter from a family where witchery runs on the female line.  She follows her husband, … Continue reading

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Review of For Steam and Country by Jon Del Arroz

Jon Del Arroz’s steampunk YA novel, For Steam and Country, shows a lot of promise, but unfortunately it too often typifies what I like least about both steampunk and YA.

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Throwback SF Thursday: Changa’s Safari by Milton Davis

Teen boys get a bad rap.  David Hartwell sneered that “the Golden Age of Science Fiction is 12.”  John Rogers gibed that “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.  One … Continue reading

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