Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

Crooked by Austin Grossman

Austin Grossman’s new novel, Crooked, features a very different Richard Nixon from the one you may remember from history class. To illustrate, allow me to start this review with a brief quote from the book’s opening chapter, showing Nixon in … Continue reading

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The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins is one of the biggest surprises of the year for me so far. A contemporary fantasy novel with strong horror elements, it sets up a wholly original fictional universe, complete with mythology … Continue reading

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Giveaway winners! (The Red giveaway)

Aaaand the winners of this week’s giveaway are… *drum roll* For the hardcover copy of The Red: Tim G. of San Jose, CA For the Audible code: Kris W. of Aurora, CO Congratulations to both winners, and many thanks to … Continue reading

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Lookin’ Good: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Rejoice, fans of intelligent, passionate, character-driven historical fantasy. Today Penguin Random House announced Children of Earth and Sky, a new novel by the great Guy Gavriel Kay. I’ve been a huge fan of Kay for, well, decades now — ever … Continue reading

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The Two of Swords (1-5) by K.J. Parker

I’ve made it no secret over the years that I’m a big fan of K.J. Parker, purveyor of quirky and highly intelligent fantasy, formerly a mysterious entity whose real name or even gender was unknown but recently revealed (to my … Continue reading

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Giveaway: The Red by Linda Nagata

Giveaway time! Thanks to author Linda Nagata, I have one hardcover copy of her excellent new novel The Red to give away, as well as one Audible code for the audiobook. If you’re not familiar with this Nebula-nominated novel, go … Continue reading

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Guest post by Linda Nagata: The Red

About two years ago, I read and reviewed a wonderful indie-published novel called The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata. (I really liked it.) Since that time, the novel was nominated for a Nebula Award and acquired by new SF/F imprint Saga Press. The … Continue reading

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