Tag Archives: Silkpunk Fantasy

Review of The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

Ken Liu has quite the reputation as a short story writer.  I haven’t read any of his short stories, but I enjoyed the first book in The Dandelion Dynasty, The Grace of Kings, and I loved his translation of Cixin … Continue reading

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Review of The Tale of Shikanoko Series Books 2–4 by Lian Hearn

Would that all 4-book series were published this way!  Emperor of the Eight Islands (review here), book 1 in The Tale of Shikanoko, came out on April 26 of this year.  The remaining three books—Autumn Princess, Dragon Child; Lord of … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – 2016 Hugo Awards edition

I haven’t read Ancillary Mercy or The Fifth Season yet, and I’m still reading The Aeronaut’s Windlass, but I can’t say that I’m too upset over the five Hugo Awards finalists for Best Novel.  That does not mean, though, that … Continue reading

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Review of Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn has given us a beautiful Japanese inflected epic fantasy.  The Japanese influence pervades the story, from the names to the geography to the political system to the monsters to the magic to the social norms to the form … Continue reading

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