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The Last Exodus by Paul Tassi

The Last Exodus by Paul Tassi
4.25

I don’t read much Science-Fiction, but: “What would happen if you threw Independence Day, The Walking Dead, and Guardians of the Galaxy into a blender? I can’t say for sure, but it’d probably look something like The Last Exodus.“ How could I not check it out, right? Things kick of with a grim view of […]

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Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip

Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip
3.5

This is the first McKillip book I’ve ever read and proves to be very different from my usual fantasy selections. I want to say it is like a cross between historic fantasy and magical realism. A bit paradoxical perhaps? Set in modern times, we have a wyvern-descended king, Arden Wyvernbourne, who is sending his knights […]

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky

The Builders by Daniel Polansky
4.5

“Is it true you killed High-Hand Lawrence and Hotpants the squirrel during the same card game?” Nothing from Cinnabar. No words, no change in his demeanor, no breathing, only the absolute stillness of which only a cold-blooded creature is capable. “I wonder if you’re as fast as they say,” Bessie Weasel chirruped, her hand slowly […]

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Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
4.5

Inspired by the post about graphic novels and fantasy from a few weeks ago, I thought it would be good to revisit the beginnings of a series I started reading a while back, one which came to an end last year. Fables, written by Bill Willingham, told the tale of our favourite fairy tale characters […]

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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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The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan

The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
4

Hadrian had never witnessed Royce laughing in good humor. When he laughed, babies cried. I was reading Michael J. Sullivan’s latest Riyria novel, The Death of Dulgath, when I realized why I like these novels so much: they remind me of the books that drew me to the fantasy genre in the first place – […]

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The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
4.5

The Bands of Mourning is the third and penultimate book in Brandon Sanderson’s Wax and Wayne series. For those unfamiliar with the concept, these titles are set generations after the events of Sanderson’s breakout Mistborn trilogy, with the characters who saved the world within those books now serving as anything from long-dead legends to shadowy figures operating […]

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This Census-Taker by China Miéville

This Census-Taker by China Miéville
4

Before you start reading China Miéville’s new novella, This Census-Taker, you should ask yourself how you feel about movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, The Thing, Total Recall, The Shining, Shane, American Psycho, or Inception. In other words, how do you feel about ambiguity in your story? How do you feel about […]

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The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
5

My first experience with magical realism is quite possibly something I’ve already forgotten. I read a great deal when I was younger (and still do, though I don’t have as much time to be as undiscriminating as I was then), and part of that reading involved short stories which were very strange and not at […]

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All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
4.5

“One day the Singularity would elevate humans to cybernetic superbeings, and maybe then people would say what they meant. “Probably not, though.” All The Birds In The Sky (2016) by Charlie Jane Anders is a wondrous coming of age tale about a witch and a mad scientist, separated childhood friends who find themselves drawn to […]

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Revisiting The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Revisiting The Magicians by Lev Grossman
3.5

I recently re-read Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, the 2009 novel that some ham-fistedly referred to as a “Harry Potter for adults.” A television series based on the book premieres January 25 on SyFy in the US, and I still haven’t read The Magician’s Land (the final book in the trilogy) so I figured the time […]

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
3

British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is widely celebrated for his literary fiction, including the Man Booker Prize-winning Remains of the Day (1989), and more recently his sci-fi sampling Never Let Me Go (2005), which saw a film adaptation by Mark Romanek in 2010. Ten years after his last novel, The Buried Giant (2015) saw Ishiguro once […]

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