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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Reading Classics: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

 



ABOUT AUTHOR: Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber. He won the Nebula Award three times (out of 14 nominations) and the Hugo Award six times (also out of 14 nominations), including two Hugos for novels: the serialized novel ...And Call Me Conrad (1965), subsequently published under the title This Immortal (1966) and then the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Spirits Of Vengeance Release Interview with Rob J. Hayes (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Spirits Of Vengeance & The Century Blade by Rob J. Hayes (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 

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Order Spirits Of Vengeance over HERE (USA) and HERE (UK)                         Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Pawn’s Gambit
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Never Die
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Along The Razor's Edge
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Lessons Never Learned
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of From Cold Ashes Risen
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of City Of Kings
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Where Loyalties Lie
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Fifth Empire Of Man
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Heresy Within
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Colour Of Vengeance
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Price Of Faith
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Catch A Sunrise
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Start A Fire
Read Fantasy Book Critic interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Mini Q&A with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic trilogy completion interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Best Laid Plans Series Interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's SPFBO Aftermath Q&A with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Post COK interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's Never Die Release Interview with Rob J. Hayes
Read Fantasy Book Critic's The War Eternal Trilogy Release Interview
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s Pawn’s Gambit Release Interview                             Read A Game of ̶T̶h̶r̶o̶n̶e̶s̶ Death by Rob J. Hayes (guest post)
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Anthology review: Out of the Ruins by Preston Grassmann

Book review: Out of the Ruins by Preston Grassmann


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ABOUT EDITOR: Preston Grassmann is a Shirley Jackson Award-nominated editor, writer, and translator. He was born in California and spent part of his life on the same block as Philip K. Dick. He began working for Locus in 1998, as one of the youngest reviewers to work at the magazine, and returned as a contributing editor after a hiatus in Egypt and the UK. His most recent work has been published in Nature Magazine, Strange Horizons, PS Publishing, Apex, Shoreline of Infinity, and Futures 2 (Tor). One of his short-stories - "Cael's Continuum" - was nominated for a Reader's Choice Award at Tor.com. His non-fiction work and various interviews have appeared in publications such as Nature Magazine, New York Review of Science Fiction, and Bull Spec. He is a regular contributor to Nature and currently lives in Japan, where he is working on several new projects, including a book of illustrated stories with Yoshika Nagata.

WRITERS: China Miéville, Emily St John Mandel, Clive Barker, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders, Samuel R. Delaney, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Kaaron Warrern, Anna Tambour, Nina Allan, Jeffrey Thomas, Paul Di Filippo, Ron Drummond, Nikhil Singh, John Skipp, Autumn Christian, Chris Kelso, Rumi Kaneko, Nick Mamatas and D.R.G. Sugawara.

Publication date: November 09, 2021 Publisher: Solaris Page count: 448 p (paperback). Cover art by Yoshika Nagata.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Anthology review: When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow

Book review: When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow


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About Ellen: Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. She’s won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at www.datlow.com, on Facebook, and on twitter as @EllenDatlow.

Writers: Joyce Carol Oates, Karen Heuler, Elizabeth Hand, Benjamin Percy, John Langan, Paul Tremblay, Laird Barron, M. Rickert, Richard Kadrey, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Stephen Graham Jones, Genevieve Valentine, Carmen Maria Machado, Jeffrey Ford, Gemma Files, Kelly Link, Cassandra Khaw

Publication date: September 21th, 2021 Publisher: Titan Books Page count: 352 p (paperback). Cover art by Miblart Book Cover Design.

Under The Whispering Door by T.J. Klune - Review



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OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: TJ KLUNE is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author (Into This River I Drown) and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. His novels include  the Green Creek series, The House on the Cerulean Sea and The Exraordinaries. Being queer himself, TJ believes it's important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Given To Darkness (Ikiri Book II) by Phil Williams



Some stories come ready-formed. You have the ideal character or plot concept and just have to lay it out there. Others live with us, repeating over and over in our heads, evolving until their time comes. The Ikiri Duology was the latter variety, and its scant two-volume tale condenses a long history of experimentation.
Monday, September 13, 2021

Book review: Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar


A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow - Review


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OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Alix E. Harrow has been a student and a teacher, a farm-worker and a cashier, an ice-cream-scooper and a 9-to-5 office-dweller. She's lived in tents and cars, cramped city apartments and lonely cabins, and spent a summer in a really sweet '79 VW Vanagon. She has library cards in at least five states. Now she's a full-time writer living with her husband and two semi-feral kids in Kentucky. Her short fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Apex, and other venues.

FORMAT/INFO: A Spindle Splintered will be published by Tordotcom on October 5th, 2021. It is 128 pages split over 11 chapters. It is told in first person from Zinnia's point of view. It will be released in hardcover and ebook formats.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Book review: Immobility by Brian Evenson




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About Brian: BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, Manuela Draeger, and David B. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into Czech, French, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Persian, Russia, Spanish, Slovenian, and Turkish. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts.
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Book review: A Song For The Void by Andrew C. Piazza

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn - Review

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