Leather and Lace by Magen Cubed
 

Leather and Lace

New Release Review

 
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
 

The Bone Shard Daughter

Review

 
First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara
 

First, Become Ashes

ARC Review

 

Browsing all articles by Nicole Singer.

What Makes a Great Bookstore?

What Makes a Great Bookstore? 

Everyone has a favorite bookstore—whether it’s a big chain or the corner independent. It’s the place where we discover new books, maybe even wait in line for hours for the latest in our favorite series. I don’t know about you, but walking into a bookstore always brightens my day. So, how do you know if […]

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Art Imitates Life, Life Imitates Art: Where will SFF Go Next?

Art Imitates Life, Life Imitates Art: Where will SFF Go Next? 

Genre has a strong history of leading to invention in the real world. From Star Trek’s influence in a whole myriad of ways, to Iron Man’s suit (Yes, this is really happening!). Science fiction and fantasy also do a great job of incorporating and playing with the tech and science of our day. They make […]

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A Snake In The Grass by K. A. Stewart

A Snake In The Grass by K. A. Stewart
3.5

I discovered K.A. Stewart’s Jesse James Dawson series several years ago when the first installment, A Devil In The Details, hit the shelves. Featuring demon-slaying samurai family man Jesse, the storyline and characters were a breath of fresh air in the crowded and often over-amped urban fantasy market. Jesse puts his own soul on the […]

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The Tolkien Archives at Marquette: A Glimpse At His Original Manuscripts

The Tolkien Archives at Marquette: A Glimpse At His Original Manuscripts 

Through a stroke of luck and the foresight of their one-time curator, the Marquette University libraries house the original manuscripts for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We’re talking original type-written and hand-written items, donated by Tolkien himself (and some later items donated by his son, Christopher Tolkien). I’m lucky enough […]

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Mining the Data: Genre and Gender

Mining the Data: Genre and Gender 

A few weeks ago, publishing savant and all-around Wonder Woman Jane Friedman shared incredibly interesting data she’d collected about debut authors, by genre and gender. Her intent was to examine the question of whether gender was linked to the type of advance a debut author earned. While the insights in that respect are certainly intriguing […]

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