Nov 2

New York Times Book Review on Dreams of Shreds and Tatters

Dreams of Shreds and Tatters by Amanda Downum

“There are hints at a deeper story here, one of drugs and addiction, about getting lost and the depths to which you can go to save your friends. And there are moments of promise, in which Downum successfully blurs the boundary between reality and fantasy until the narrative takes on a dreamlike fluidity, resulting in the freedom of possibility, of real surprise.” — New York Times Sunday Book Review

Oct 30

Barnes & Noble SFF on An Apprentice to Elves

An Apprentice to Elves by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette

“No one is simply one thing in An Apprentice to Elves, the ways no one is simply one thing in this hard life. The opening is deliberate, setting you up for the rising action of the climax in a way that means the novel could probably stand alone (which is no mean feat, as this review probably indicates). This is a rich, complicated, textured world, with a myriad of different people, different creatures, different cultures, coming together in both a hard clash and a harder understanding. This is the kind of fantasy that makes you slow down, sound out the unforgiving consonants of a foreign culture, so you can hear those uncomfortable vowels, both the familiar and the alien. We don’t have to be just one thing, but several, and in fruitful opposition. Winter isn’t coming. It’s already here.” — Barnes & Noble SFF Blog

Oct 28

Locus on The Traitor Baru Cormorant

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

“Dickinson has taken the gender concerns of Delany, and Delany’s attention to economic/vocational matters and colonialism/imperialism, all set in a pre-technological milieu, and conflated them with some of the aforementioned Cherryh-esque literary/thematic tactics to create a truly fine and distinctively individual fantasy novel that delivers action and philosophy, economics and warfare, love and hatred, in equal measures. His voice, however originally influenced, rings out strong and clear as a new addition to the chorus of fantasists.” — Locus Magazine

Oct 26

The Aeronaut’s Windlass is a NYT Bestseller for another week!

The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires 1) by Jim Butcher remains on the New York Times hardcover bestsellers list for a second week, this time at #16, and is on USA Today‘s bestseller list again, also at #16!

Oct 21

Daughter of the Blood is one of Amazon’s 100 SFF Books to read in a lifetime

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop is one of Amazon’s 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime!

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