Category Archives: Fantasy

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

When I read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North last month, I was completely blown away by what I now consider one of the finest genre novels of the last few years, but because of scheduling issues … Continue reading

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Touch by Claire North

Touch by Claire North took me completely by surprise. I’d never heard of Claire North. (Yes, I know. More about that later.) I hadn’t seen much pre-release buzz about the book. I don’t think I’d ever read a book from … Continue reading

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Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel Signal to Noise, the 1980s are almost over, and Meche is a teenager in Mexico City doing all those random stupid teenager things we all did back then: listening to music all night, riding around on … Continue reading

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Gemini Cell by Myke Cole

“For the dead, war never ends.” That’s the somewhat ominous tagline on the cover of Myke Cole’s newest military fantasy novel Gemini Cell. Set in the early years of the Great Awakening, the novel shows how humanity first reacted to the … Continue reading

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Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

It’s bad form to start a review with a quote, but in this case I’m going to do it anyway, simply because it’s the best way to give you an idea of how wonderful  Elizabeth Bear’s newest novel Karen Memory … Continue reading

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The Just City by Jo Walton

In Jo Walton’s newest novel The Just City, the goddess Pallas Athena uses her divine powers to create an approximation of Plato’s Republic. As in, she literally sets up a mini-version of the ideal state as described in The Republic, … Continue reading

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Mini-review: Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner

Tim Waggoner’s new novel Night Terrors introduces Audra and Jinx, together maybe the oddest buddy cop duo I’ve ever seen. For one, they’re both agents of the Shadow Watch, a, well, shadowy supernatural organization tasked with patrolling the border between our … Continue reading

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