Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kind of a Review: The Best SFF 8

I'm calling this "kind of" a review because reviewing an anthology, especially one with the word "best" in the name is kind of a tricky thing. Should I talk about the stories themselves? The editorial vision? The cover? And what on earth is my goal here? It's hard, and it's taken me a while to get my head together on it. But yet, but yet...I do have some things I'd like to say.

So let's kind of review this book.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Review: Talus and the Frozen King

A few words about a fun little (pre-)historical fantasy book I just read.

One sentence review:  A neolithic Sherlock takes us on a fun and fast paced adventure in a world before words like "justice" even existed.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Submissions submissions

So I'm not sure what got into me, but I've submitted a story to Tor.com.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

I have recently become a big fan of Joe Hill's work, and I got on board just in time to preorder his latest novel, NOS4A2. It's out now, and I just finished it, and it has set some mental wheels in motion.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wolfhound Century - A Review

Disclosure: I received this book as part of Golancz Publishing's Golancz Geeks program, but I believe I can still be relatively impartial.

One line review: fast, stylish politically minded thriller with fantasy roots and literary dreams.

 Peter Higgins' first novel, Wolfhound Century, is a bit of a puzzler. It might be the most unique book I've read all year; it is certainly one of the more interesting.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Nice Day at Miyajima

It's nice living an hour's drive from a world heritage site. Especially on a beautiful day like today!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Berserk - A Dark Fantasy Manga that Breaks the Mold

I've said before, perhaps, that I am not generally a fan of Manga. The whole idea that Manga represents some special expression of Japanese culture and is embraced as such by the people of Japan is silly. They're comic books. Some people like reading them, and a few of them have reached cultural icon status, but in general they're ridiculous man-boy fantasies full of pneumatic women and boys with hidden secrit ultimate powah. The rare exceptions, then, deserve some attention.

I think Berserk is one of those.

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