Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

In a nutshell, In Real Life is a graphic novel that tackles some of the same themes and concepts as Doctorow’s earlier YA novel For the Win, most notably: gold-farming in online games, from an economic and social perspective; the … Continue reading

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Guest post by SL Huang: I Self-Published So I Could Let People Pirate My Book

For today’s guest post, I’m thrilled to welcome SL Huang, author of SF novel Zero Sum Game, which I really should get around to reviewing one of these days. (For now, just trust me and read it – it’s great!) Also, … Continue reading

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Mini-review: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie’s stunning debut novel Ancillary Justice (my review) deservedly swept the major awards this year. To say that expectations for the sequel were high is an understatement, but, happily, Ancillary Sword meets those high expectations and then some. This … Continue reading

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Mini-review: Hurricane Fever by Tobias Buckell

I very much enjoyed Tobias Buckell’s 2012 SF novel Arctic Rising (my review), which was set on a near-future Earth dramatically affected by global warming. As much as I loved that novel’s main character Anika, I mentioned in my review … Continue reading

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Guest post by Kameron Hurley: Why I Stopped Writing About White People

For today’s guest post, I’m proud to welcome Kameron Hurley, whose new epic fantasy novel The Mirror Empire is (deservedly) making all kinds of waves. Aside from The Mirror Empire, she is also the author of the award- winning God’s War Trilogy, comprising the … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner! (The Midnight Queen giveaway)

And the winner of last week’s giveaway is… *drum roll* *tears open the envelope* Patti S. of Winchester, TN Congratulations, Patti! Your copy of The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter will be mailed to you by the kind folks … Continue reading

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Lookin’ Good: Upgraded by Neil Clarke (Ed.)

I’m just going to list a few names here, and then you can tell me whether you want this anthology or not, okay? Here we go. Elizabeth Bear. Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Yoon Ha Lee. Need more? Okay. Ken Liu. Peter Watts. … Continue reading

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