Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

Savages by K.J. Parker

K.J. Parker appears to be in a very prolific period in his career right now. In addition to the ongoing serial novel The Two of Swords (my review), which just had its sixth monthly installment published in July, and last year’s … Continue reading

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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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