Mar 8

The Others Series Primer at B&N

There’s a great feature up at the B&N SFF blog called “Anne Bishop’s Others Is Urban Fantasy Perfection.”

“The Others series, beginning with Written in Red, stands alongside [Anne Bishop’s] best work, even as it stands out on crowded bookstore shelves. If you’ve yet to encounter them, fret not! Not so long ago, I was just like you. Today, I am a full convert, and I’m here to bring you up to speed, and tell you why you need to jump onboard, now.”

Feb 10

Library Journal on Marked in Flesh

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

“VERDICT In Bishop’s fourth dark fantasy adventure (after Vision in Silver), the stakes have grown higher. There are plenty of parallels to draw between current events and Bishop’s alternate world, but it is the stories of the characters woven through the action that keep the books fresh. Vivid worldbuilding and myth creation are Bishop’s strengths, and this title is a welcome addition to the series.” — Library Journal

Feb 5

Locus on Marked in Flesh

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

“The conflict between Humans First and Last and the Others heats up in this fourth novel, with humans thinking they can “reclaim” more land for themselves and get rid of restrictions on travel between human settlements. HFL steps up their sometimes deadly harrassment of humans and businesses who don’t join their movement (not unlike the early days of the Nazi party). A big part of the problem is the humans are unaware that the Others aren’t fighting back seriously yet ­ they have to decide “how much human” they want to keep. Shapeshifter Simon Wolfgard and others of the Lakeside Courtyard are too fond of the human Meg, the Cassandra sangue or blood prophet, who runs their mailroom. Since she arrived, other humans have been brought into the Courtyard, and some of the Others fear becoming too human. The elementals are angry, though, and the expression of their anger ­ superstorms, tidal waves, and tornadoes ­ will be deadly. Humans could be facing extinction, and the HFL has no clue. There’s a big buildup, but not a lot of specific details about the real attack on humanity when it finally comes. Still, there’s a lot of death and destruction, even if Lakeside Courtyard manages to escape the worst of it. It all comes down to the magic of friendship, but when it’s elemental ponies (Tornado, Hurricane, etc.) and their riders involved, humans, vampires, shapeshifter puppies, and fortune-telling females need to be extra cautious, making a nice blend of scary and charming.” — Locus

Feb 1

Anne Bishop’s Marked in Flesh gets a RT Reviews Five Star Gold!

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

“As the fourth book in Bishop’s phenomenal Others series begins, there is an extinction threat hanging over the entire human population of Thaisia. The only thing preventing it at this point is the Elders’ curiousity about the effect blood prophet Meg Corbyn is having on the Lakeside terra indigene (“Others”). Without a doubt this is one of the best UF series on the market, and in this newest chapter, the peril and terror factors are completely off the charts! Bishop is one hell of a storyteller.” — RT Book Reviews, 5 stars, Five Star Gold

Dec 7

B&N Best SFF of 2015 includes Dickinson, Bishop, Bear, and Butcher

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop, Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear, and The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires 1) by Jim Butcher are all on Barnes and Noble’s Best Science-Fiction & Fantasy of 2015 list!

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