Tag Archives: Novellas

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Throwback SF Thursday | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Review of Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

A frequent complaint regarding today’s short speculative fiction is that it is too frequently only nominally speculative or not really speculative at all.  I’m leery of going that far, if only because I like non-speculative fiction just fine and I … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Review of Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

Slow Bullets, like Perfect State, has a premise that didn’t grab me and would have kept me from reading it but for being a Hugo finalist.  In this case it wasn’t the copy but the plot descriptions from some of … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Review of The Days of Tao by Wes Chu

A deeply embedded Prophus agent discovers the Russian general he has been working under has received word that a massive invasion by Genjix-allied countries is set to begin.  He kills the general and steals the Genjix war plans.  Now Nazar … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Science Fiction | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Review of King of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Stephen L. Shrewsbury

Keene and Shrewsbury wrote King of the Bastards with one eye fixed on Conan the Cimmerian.  And not just Conan but old-school weird fiction and sword and sorcery.  (The raw edges of Keene’s The Rising show too.)  It’s something that … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Fantasy | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Review of The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster

The cover to The Drowning Eyes immediately grabbed me when I saw it—the ships and storms crashing in the background, the woman standing against the storm, compass in hand.  I was sold on weather magic.

Posted in Book Reviews, Fantasy | Tagged , , | 3 Comments