Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

Giveaway! Enter to win Elizabeth Bear’s Eternal Sky trilogy (all three books!)

Alright folks, I have a good one for you this time. Thanks to the generosity of the kind people at Tor Books, I have copies of all three books in Elizabeth Bear’s Eternal Sky trilogy to give away to one lucky reader … Continue reading

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2014 Hugo Nominations – the reactions

The nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards were announced today, and well, it’s clear that there will be some intense and vigorous discussion around the interwebs about some of them. As a resource, I’ve decided to try and collect links to … Continue reading

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Guest post by Marie Brennan: The Dreaded Label “Mary Sue”

For today’s guest post, I’m very proud to welcome Marie Brennan, whose two most recent novels A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents I reviewed here and here. Marie Brennan is a former academic with a background … Continue reading

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The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

Last year’s A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan was a pleasant surprise for me: the first volume of the fictional memoirs of Isabella, Lady Trent, who some thought to be a mere “ink-nosed girl” at the time of … Continue reading

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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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