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American Craftsmen by Tom Doyle

Because I only read about 80 pages of Tom Doyle’s debut novel American Craftsmen, this is not so much a review as a summary of what I liked and ultimately didn’t like. But first, here’s the blurb: In modern America, … Continue reading

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Giveaway winner! (Eternal Sky giveaway)

The winner of last week’s giveaway is… William H. of Townsend, WI Congratulations, William! Your copies of Range of Ghosts, Shattered Pillars and Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear will be sent out soon, courtesy of the wonderful people … Continue reading

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

Please note: this giveaway is now over, and the winner has been announced. 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 … 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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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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