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Book review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

This Hugo nominee for the best novella is remarkable in only one aspect: it’s wholly unremarkable.  The best I can say about this book is that it provides a pleasant short read, devoid of any immediate conflict or anything that … Continue reading

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Book review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

The fifth book in the Wayward Children delivers more easy reading, simple plot and amazing worldbuilding.  Who cares that the internal logic is broken, as long as the readers can experience one of the most inventive fantasy worlds of the … Continue reading

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Book review: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

More necromancers in space!  Leviathan-sized beasts that can’t be killed by anything short of a black hole!  Ghosts, revenants, possessed corpses, hyperspace that looks more like a river full of floating corpses, a space station full of skeletons and planet-killing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Necromancers in space.  Walking skeletons, magic, sword fights, all in a galactic empire setting with spaceships, planetary invasions, and armies.  Throw in a fairly pedestrian, yet amusing language, and you have a literary concoction that has the potential to blow … Continue reading

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Hugos 2019 – Novelettes

The novelettes category for the 2019 Hugo Awards is amazingly well stacked.  It will be the only one where I’d rank all the nominated works, and with a good reason: I liked all stories.  Many of these works were deeply … Continue reading

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