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For an epic fairy tale, this story is exceedingly personable and nuanced. It features interesting characters with strong arcs, but also vast empires in exotic locales and cultures. Add to it a little bit of magic, some more faith in … Continue reading
With his inventive worldbuilding and spectacular visuals, P. Djeli Clark has become a mainstay of the awards circuit in the recent years. His blend of alternative history, magic, urban fantasy and exotic locales resonates with me and many others, and … Continue reading
Good one-shot books are all too rare these days, but Reynolds is a master in this regard. He manages to create an entire new universe and write a concise story that comes to a satisfactory conclusion, even though he still … Continue reading
Imagine a situation where the first manned space flight crashes into an alien spaceship nobody knew was there. Follow this up with a nuclear strike gone wrong. Top it up with a reconciliation with the aliens who decided to stay, … Continue reading
The Black God’s Drums is a fun little adventure that takes place in a well-developed and engaging alternative timeline. It may rely a little too heavily on worldbuilding at the expense of the story, but it is still engrossing, reminiscent … Continue reading