A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
 

A Conjuring of Light

Review

 
When Characters Shed Names
 

When Characters Shed Names

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In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
 

In the Labyrinth of Drakes

Review

 

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Relics by Tim Lebbon

Relics by Tim Lebbon
3.5

‘I like the fact there can be so many secret places in a city filled with people. It gives me hope.’ ‘Hope for what?’ Dean frowned, unsure. He searched for the words. ‘For wonder,’ he said at last. ‘Mysteries. Mysteries are important, don’t you think?’ Mystery. Wonder. Secrets. If you recall, these are three things […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Nightmares

Monthly Short Story Winner: Nightmares 

Everybody knows about nightmares, so I felt that in this case an introduction wasn’t necessary. Rules: 1. This must be prose or poetry. 2. A nightmare or nightmares must be a central part of the story 3. Prose must be 500-1500 words long. 4. Poetry must be 100-500 words long. 5. You will be disqualified […]

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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
4.5

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Hammers On Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Hammers On Bone by Cassandra Khaw
4.5

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Vampires: Origins, Evolution, and Role in Fantasy Fiction

Vampires: Origins, Evolution, and Role in Fantasy Fiction 

The vampire: a figure whose folklore origins date back as far as the cradle of civilisation, is one of the major mythic figures bequeathed to us by the English Romantics. Tracing the vampire’s timeline back through folklore we are presented with either twisted, ghoulesque apparitions, or dishevelled corpses that more resemble the zombies and mummies […]

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
5

It’s a safe bet to assume that most if not all of us have heard of Shirley Jackson, regardless of how much of her work we’ve read. My first experience with her writing came from high school, when I was exploring the school library to see what sorts of books were available that couldn’t be […]

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Pretty Little Dead Girls by Mercedes M. Yardley

Pretty Little Dead Girls by Mercedes M. Yardley
5

Pretty Little Dead Girls was the first of Ms Yardley’s books I ever read. I sort of flirted with the idea of buying it for quite a while. The title, the cover, the blurb all caught my eye and yet the theme seemed so dark it made me hesitate. The book is not fantasy in […]

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Detritus In Love by Mercedes M. Yardley & John Boden + Interview with the Authors

Detritus In Love by Mercedes M. Yardley & John Boden + Interview with the Authors
4.5

Detritus in Love opens with a fourteen-year-old boy discovering that he can see and hear dead people. Three years later he’s not only made some dead friends, but he’s fallen in love with one of them, though her being dead is actually the least of his many reasons for not bringing her home to the […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Known Title, Unknown Story

Monthly Short Story Winner: Known Title, Unknown Story 

The name of the short story must be that of a fantasy bestseller but the story isn’t allowed to have anything to do with the original book. So if your story’s title is The Name of the Wind it isn’t allowed to be about an orphan musician magician sex god king killer and the power […]

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The Perdition Score by Richard Kadrey

The Perdition Score by Richard Kadrey
3.5

Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series has quietly worked its way into a place of prominence on my shelf. Imagine a punk rock Harry Dresden fresh out of [expletive deleted]s to give, and you’ll begin to scratch the surface of James “Sandman Slim” Stark—Kadrey’s acerbic, violent protagonist. The Perdition Score—the eighth full novel and ninth entry […]

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Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review

Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review
3.5

Tie-in fiction isn’t known for its broad appeal. By its very nature, tie-in novels are appealing to fans of a very specific thing, be it a show, movie, game or something else. Bloodbound, the debut novel by Pathfinder RPG co-creator Wes Schneider, is the exception to that rule. It checks a lot of boxes. There’s […]

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The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
4

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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