Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

Irenicon by Aidan Harte

The city of Rasenna is divided, in more than one sense of the word. Geographically speaking, the city is split in two by the river Irenicon, which was blasted straight through the middle of the ancient city using Wave technology, … Continue reading

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Truth and Fear by Peter Higgins

Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins (review) was one of last year’s strongest debuts, a unique dystopian fantasy set in an alternate Stalin-era USSR with Russian mythological elements and vague hints of something science fictional happening out in space. The story of … Continue reading

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Lockstep by Karl Schroeder

Toby is the seventeen-year-old scion of the McGonigal family, which is in the process of colonizing Sedna, one of the countless unclaimed orphan planets that can be found in interstellar space, far beyond Pluto but light years away from the … Continue reading

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Giveaway winners! (Wolfhound Century giveaway)

The winners of last week’s giveaway are… Brittain B. of Shoreline, WA  Michele M. of Woodinville, WA  Chi S. of Salem, OR  Stephenie S. of Bel Air, MD  Chris T. of Taunton, MA  Congratulations to all five winners! Your copies of Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins … Continue reading

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Her Husband’s Hands and Other Stories by Adam-Troy Castro

I came to the works of Adam-Troy Castro quite late. Specifically, the first story I remember of his is “Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs” in the excellent dystopian anthology Brave New Worlds, edited by John … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Enter to win 1 of 5 paperback copies of Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins

Thanks to the kind folks at Orbit, I have a grand total of five paperback copies of Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins to give away to five lucky readers in the US or Canada. If you’re not familiar with the … Continue reading

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Guest post by Peter Higgins: Impossible Genres: Are There Books That Can’t Be Written?

Peter Higgins’ debut novel Wolfhound Century was easily one of my favorite books of 2013. With its luminous prose and original world-building, the novel took me utterly by surprise. Today, just about a year later, Orbit and Peter Higgins deliver … Continue reading

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Giveaway winner! (The Fell Sword giveaway)

The winner of last week’s giveaway is … Erin S. of Denton, TX Congratulations, Erin! Your copy of The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron is on its way, courtesy of the kind folks at Orbit.  And, if you didn’t win … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Enter to win a copy of The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron!

I haven’t exactly been shy about letting the world know that I’m enjoying Miles Cameron’s Traitor Son Cycle tremendously. With the recent release of The Fell Sword, the second book in the series, I thought it’d be a good time … Continue reading

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The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

Despite some minor misgivings, I absolutely loved Miles Cameron’s debut fantasy novel The Red Knight, the gritty and stirring story of a mercenary company, led by the titular Red Knight, who gets drawn into an epic battle that turns out to … Continue reading

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