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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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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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A Natural History Of Dragons by Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons is presented as the (fictional) memoir of Isabella, Lady Trent, who is the world’s preeminent authority on dragons. In these pages, Lady Trent looks back on her early life and career from the … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Two Novels I Didn’t Finish

I frequently pick up novels by authors I’ve never heard of. I pride myself on seeking out new voices and debut novels, or just authors I wasn’t familiar with yet. Sometimes this leads to some wonderful discoveries, and sometimes… Well, sometimes … Continue reading

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Tooth And Claw by Jo Walton

Just for fun, I decided to round out what’s somehow turned into an official “Jo Walton Week” here at Far Beyond Reality by posting my old review of Tooth and Claw, following my earlier reviews of Among Others and Walton’s … Continue reading

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Among Others by Jo Walton

I just realized that I never posted my old review of Jo Walton’s Among Others here. With the release of the author’s essay collection What Makes This Book So Great (my review), I thought this would be a good time … Continue reading

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What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton

First of all, if you’re looking for the new Jo Walton novel, What Makes This Book So Great is not it. That would be My Real Children, due out from Tor in May of this year. Instead, What Makes This Book … Continue reading

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Rex Regis by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Rex Regis is the eighth overall novel in L.E. Modesitt Jr.’s Imager Portfolio and the fifth one in the series-within-a-series about Quaeryt. The first three novels, with Rhennthyl as their protagonist, were set later in this fictional world’s timeline. Scholar, the first … Continue reading

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Giveaway winners! (Rex Regis giveaway)

The winners of last week’s giveaway are: Scott D. of Idaho Falls, ID Jon M. of Lansing, KS Sherry P. of Paragould, AR Congratulations to all three winners! Your copies of Rex Regis by L.E. Modesitt Jr. will be sent out … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Enter to win 1 of 3 copies of Rex Regis by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Please note that this giveaway is now over. The winners have been announced here. Keep an eye on this site for future giveaways! I’m currently reading my advance copy of Rex Regis, the eighth book in L.E. Modesitt Jr.’s excellent … Continue reading

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