“The Android’s Dream” by John Scalzi

I’m very behind on reviews, so I’m going to make this one short. I got this book for Christmas, and as a huge Scalzi fan, I was excited to read it. The Android’s Dream is a science-fiction comedy (like Scalzi’s previous Agent to the Stars). There has been a diplomatic incident with the Nidu, a …

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“Twenty-First Century Science Fiction” edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Twenty-First Century Science Fiction features stories from sci-fi authors that have risen to prominence since 2000. All of these stories are new to me (apparently I don’t read enough short stories!) and the collection contained a pretty wide spread of subgenre and length of stories. One thing that struck me about this collection is that …

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“Dangerous Women” edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

I was really excited about this anthology! I love anthologies, I love kickass women, and the Martin-Dozois anthologies attract the best fantasy writers. I’ve read and liked one of their anthologies (Songs of Love and Death) before, but this one blew it out of the park! Dangerous Women doesn’t just feature sci-fi/fantasy stories; there are a …

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“The Republic of Thieves” by Scott Lynch

I just want to say “YAY, GIMME MORE!”, but I don’t think that would be a very good review, so I’ll try and extract some coherence from my general happy feelings about this book. The Gentlemen Bastards is one of my favourite fantasy series – I love the world, I love the characters, I love …

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“The Best of All Possible Worlds” by Karen Lord

I started writing this review over a month ago, and I still don’t think I can do a good job summarising my thoughts about this book, so I’m just going to go ahead and post this. There are some books that haunt you for days after you’re done reading them, and The Best of All …

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“Agent to the Stars” by John Scalzi

I’m a big fan of John Scalzi, and I’ve been wanting to read his first novel, Agent to the Stars, for a while and I finally got the opportunity to when Tor sent me a review copy. (I was going to buy it eventually anyway, but as soon as it arrived, I had to read …

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Interview with author Douglas Lain + BILLY MOON giveaway!

Douglas Lain’s debut novel, Billy Moon, was released last month by Tor Books. I was excited to be able to interview him to go with my review. I’m also giving away a copy of the book – see the bottom of the post for that. Hi Douglas! Thanks so much for doing this interview. First …

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“Billy Moon” by Douglas Lain

Billy Moon is Douglas Lain’s debut novel, and it’s one of the most original fantasies I’ve read recently. We follow an alternate version of the grown Christopher Robin Milne, who is still coping with the fame thrust upon him by the success of Winnie the Pooh. Things aren’t helped by the fact that he occasionally …

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“The Magicians” by Lev Grossman

I’ve been wary of reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I’d heard a lot of great things about the book, but I don’t usually like fantasy stories where the protagonists are older teens/adults from our world who discover a fantasy world; it tends to dampen the sense of wonder and discovery that usually accompanies the …

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“Transcendental” by James Gunn

I’ve never read anything by SFWA Grand Master James Gunn, so I was very excited when I received a review copy of his newest novel, Transcendental from Tor. Transcendental follows a variety of humans and aliens aboard a starship on a very unique pilgrimage – finding the machine that will help them achieve the mystical …

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