The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
 

The Path of Flames

Review

 
Lisa Tuttle Interview – The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross
 

Lisa Tuttle

Interview - The Witch at Wayside Cross

 
Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
 

Sky Coyote

Review

 

Browsing all articles by Sonia Grace.

Cruising the Cosmere: Visit Magical Arelon!

Cruising the Cosmere: Visit Magical Arelon! 

Buckle in, dear readers – we’re taking a tour of the Cosmere!  Over the course of a truly ridiculous number of months, Sonia Grace will be reading her way through every book, novella, and short story set in Brandon Sanderson‘s Cosmere. Read all about it here, follow along on the forum, and be sure to […]

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Introducing ‘Cruising the Cosmere’!

Introducing ‘Cruising the Cosmere’! 

Show of hands: how many of you started reading Brandon Sanderson’s books with no idea of what the Cosmere would be?  When I picked up Mistborn way back before his first Wheel of Time book came out, my entire goal was to get a sense of the writing style of this Sanderson guy who was […]

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Translated by Ken Liu

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Translated by Ken Liu
5

The Three-Body Problem is about aliens. It’s also about Revolutionary China, Communism, and human nature. There’s a fair bit of philosophy thrown in, some well-explained math, and a computer game that I really wish was real. It’s a masterpiece of science fiction, and the English-speaking world is lucky to have this brilliant translation. Cixin Liu […]

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The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi

The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi 

When we talk about science fiction we divide it up. It’s too big for a single shelf, we have to break it into subgenres and swallow it in pieces. There’s hard sci-fi, which typically deals with complicated scientific concepts. I usually call this technical sci-fi, since it’s often predicated on the idea that the science […]

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Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
4.5

Radiance pulled me into itself like the waves on a strange, Venusian beach. I went in with high expectations, since Cat Valente is a fabulous author whose work I have read and loved in the past. I also met her at New York Comic Con, and she mentioned that there were cowboys on Mars in […]

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Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
3.5

I tore through Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski in about two hours, which should give you an idea of its readability. The book drew me in right away, with no unnecessary exposition. It opens with our young heroine, Marin, standing at the edge of a windswept cliff with an ominous old man. I […]

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New York Comic Com 2015 Report – Part One

New York Comic Com 2015 Report – Part One 

Once upon a time, the Supreme Overlords of Fantasy-Faction asked if anyone on staff lived in the general area of New York City and would be willing to take one for the team and go to New York Comic Con with a press badge. “It’s a tough job,” I said to myself, “but somebody’s gotta […]

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
4

Illuminae was a good time from beginning to end. The plot itself is fairly straightforward – teenagers break up, teenagers’ planet gets invaded, teenagers barely escape onto improvised evacuation ships with a fraction of their population, teenagers are on separate ships, rogue AI (maybe), plague, hacking, and conscription, and it’s all in SPACE! If you’ve […]

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Exile: The First Book of Ever by James Cormier

Exile: The First Book of Ever by James Cormier
3.5

I read this book as part of Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Challenge. James Cormier’s Exile pleasantly surprised me. I’ve never had any luck with reading self-published work, although I know there’s some good stuff out there, so my expectations were low. Fortunately, Cormier’s story grabbed my attention right away, and within a chapter I realized […]

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
5

If you’ve ever read anything by Holly Black you will know that when it comes to fairy tales, she does not mess around. She takes every trope you’ve ever heard about fairy tales and turns it on its head. Then she finds some you’ve never heard of and tosses them in for good measure, and […]

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Mistwood by Leah Cypess

Mistwood by Leah Cypess
3.5

I picked up Mistwood on a whim at my local library after reading Leah Cypess’ more recent Death Sworn and being pleasantly surprised. It’s not a long book, only three hundred pages in hardcover, and I tore through it in a few hours. The writing is easy to read, the characters are engaging, and the […]

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Clariel by Garth Nix

Clariel by Garth Nix
3

Clariel is the newest addition to Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series, which also contains Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, and several novellas and short stories. It’s one of my favorite series, full stop. I’ve never been particularly into zombie stories, but the world of the Abhorsen is captivating. Necromancers, Charter mages, and free magic users all exist behind […]

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