03 July 2015
It may be the clash between genre expectations that makes the novel more interesting than many an exercise more firmly based in what we think science fiction is.
01 July 2015
The different chapters are presented to us somewhat as photographs in a battered album. Some are older than others, the colours faded away almost to monochrome. Others are more recently taken, and still bright.
29 June 2015
A God in Ruins does not conclude a story but rather opens it out in new and unexpected ways that challenge and, in places, directly contradict what we had read before. Life After Life and A God in Ruins go hand in hand, but they are pulling in opposite directions.
26 June 2015
Oliver Langmead's debut novel combines elements of three genres into a surprisingly focused whole: a science fiction noir poem, if you will.
24 June 2015
How do we grow up? How do we make peace with our new selves as the world changes us beyond our own recognition?
22 June 2015
From history to super-science comedy to horror is the perfect summary of The Manhattan Projects.
19 June 2015
Though grounded in India and Australia, Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean resonates globally, both through the common causes of its stories' concerns and through the brilliance of those contributions.
17 June 2015
But because The Lie Tree is a Frances Hardinge novel, the sense of impending doom is heavy and present right from the very moody start.
15 June 2015
Vermilion: The Adventures of Lou Merriwether, Psychopomp by Molly Tanzen is a fun adventure novel that is as intersectional in genre as it is in character.
12 June 2015
Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories is a well-rounded collection of stories that's bound to have something for everyone—and, in its broad range, appeal to all senses of humor, however innocent or twisted.
10 June 2015
If Shadow Scale is not quite as good as Seraphina, it contains enough of the things that made Seraphina good to be more than worthwhile in its own right.
08 June 2015
Why am I reviewing the five short stories nominated for this year’s Hugo Awards? That we must even ask that question is a sign of how far we have fallen.
05 June 2015
Tchaikovsky may not have reinvented the wheel in this novel, but he cast it in new light, painted it with fresh colors, and had me crane my head at new angles, making me appreciate all the craft he had put into it.
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