Tag Archives: Steampunk

Giveaway! The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

You’ve probably already read my review of The Guns Above and my interview with the author, Robyn Bennis.  You haven’t?  Go do that now! Ok, welcome back.  So now you probably want to read it!  But maybe you are a … Continue reading

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Review of The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

The Guns Above starts out in media res.  Or maybe a little more after media res, beginning at the end of a battle.  Wait, what?  I wouldn’t have minded seeing that battle, but we will get plenty of that, and … Continue reading

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Interview with Robyn Bennis, Author of The Guns Above

The Guns Above is the best book I’ve read in a while, and I can’t wait to share it with you.  Look for a review on release day next Tuesday.  Go buy it.  Now.  Still not sold?  Back already?  My … Continue reading

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Review of Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

Beth Cato’s debut The Clockwork Dagger showed promise.  Its sequel The Clockwork Crown showed improvement.  With Breath of Earth, a steampunk epic fantasy set in a Japanese-dominated alternate 1906 San Francisco, Cato shows she can tell a story with the … Continue reading

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Review of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer benefits, first and foremost, from having pretty much the greatest concept ever—feudal Japan-inspired, eco-dystopian steampunk.  What’s not to love?  And it is that the development of that concept, and the attendant world-building, that carry the book. The curiously-like-Japan-but-created islands … Continue reading

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Review of The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

I finally picked up a Dresden Files book when Skin Game was nominated for a Hugo Award last year and wound up greatly enjoying it—putting it #2 on my ballot behind The Three-Body Problem.  Butcher is back with another Hugo … Continue reading

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Review of A Vanishing Glow by Alexis Radcliff

A Vanishing Glow is the first self-published novel I’ve reviewed at the blog (I did review a self-published graphic novel). It shows with an utterly wretched cover and wretched map. The words on the inside, though, are another story. The … Continue reading

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