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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart - Review

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Read Caitlin's review of The Bone Shard Daughter HERE

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Graphic Novel: Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin



Book Links: Goodreads, Amazon

Published: Oct 19, 2021 Publisher: DC Comics Pages:312 Collects Far Sector 1-12

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Book review: The Worst is Yet to Come by S.P. Miskowski

Book links: Amazon, Goodreads

AUTHOR INFO: S.P. Miskowski has received two National Endowments for the Arts Fellowships. Her second novel, I Wish I Was Like You, was named This Is Horror Novel of the Year for 2017 and received a Charles Dexter Award (Favorite Novel of 2017) from Strange Aeons Magazine. Her books have received three Shirley Jackson Award nominations and two Bram Stoker Award nominations, and are available from Omnium Gatherum and JournalStone/ Trepidatio.

Publication Date: February 22, 2019 Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone Print Length: 208 pages Cover art by Mikio Murakami.

The Great Hearts III: Shadowstrike by David Oliver (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 


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Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of The Great Hearts
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of The Great Hearts II: A Game Of Gods
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Cover reveal: Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene

 


Title: Mercury Rising    Author: R.W.W. Greene    Publisher: Angry Robot Books    Release Date: 10 May 2022    Cover Designer: David Leehy Pre-order link: Amazon

ABOUT THE BOOK: Even in a technologically-advanced, Kennedy-Didn’t-Die alternate-history, Brooklyn Lamontagne is going nowhere fast. The year is 1975, thirty years after Robert Oppenheimer invented the Oppenheimer Nuclear Engine, twenty-five years after the first human walked on the moon, and eighteen years after Jet Carson and the Eagle Seven sacrificed their lives to stop the alien invaders.

Brooklyn just wants to keep his mother’s rent paid, earn a little scratch of his own, steer clear of the cops, and maybe get laid sometime in the near future. Simple pleasures, right? But a killer with a baseball bat and a mysterious box of 8-track tapes is about to make his life real complicated…

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Great Hearts II: A Game Of Gods by David Oliver (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)


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OFFICIAL AUTHOR INFORMATION: David A. Oliver was born in the British Isles and currently lives in England with his lovely partner. David was introduced to fantasy at quite a young age thanks to the Redwall books by Brian Jacques. After an extended, multi-year fantasy binge David decided to write a book and The Great Hearts is his debut novel. A fantasy novel that takes the reader on a whirlwind adventure featuring monsters and mayhem. He hopes any new reader enjoys it as much as he liked writing it!
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Blogtour: Interview with Quenby Olson, the author of Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons


Author info: Quenby Olson lives in Central Pennsylvania where she spends most of her time writing, glaring at baskets of unfolded laundry, and telling her kids to stop climbing things. She lives with her husband and five children, who do nothing to dampen her love of classical ballet, geeky crochet, and staying up late to watch old episodes of Doctor Who.

Find Quenby online: WebsiteTwitter,

Book Information: Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson Series: A Miss Percy Guide (#1) Published: October 26, 2021 Genre: Comedic, Fantasy of Manners Pages: 347 CW: very mild profanity
 
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Friday, November 19, 2021

Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee - Book Review

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Read Caitlin's review of Jade City HERE
Read Caitlin's review of Jade War HERE

OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Fonda is a winner of the World Fantasy Award, as well as a three-time winner of the Aurora Award (Canada’s national science fiction and fantasy award), and a multiple finalist for the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and the Oregon Book Award. Her novels have garnered multiple starred reviews, been included on numerous state reading lists, named Junior Library Guild selections, and appeared on Best of Year lists from NPR, Barnes & Noble, Syfy Wire, and others. Jade City has been translated in multiple languages and optioned for television development.

In addition, she has written acclaimed short fiction and comic books for Marvel. She is a frequent speaker and instructor at writing workshops including Viable Paradise and Clarion West.

Fonda is a former corporate strategist and black belt martial artist who loves action movies and Eggs Benedict. Born and raised in Canada, she currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

SPFBO Finalist Review: We Men of Ash and Shadow by H.L. Tinsley


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About H.L. HL Tinsley is the pen name of professional blogger and creative writer Holly Tinsley. Based in the UK, she is a published author of Fantasy, Gothic Horror and Grim-dark fiction as well as a regular contributor to gaming, TTRPG and pop culture websites and blogs. Her work has been featured in Horla Magazine online, An Hour of Writes and by the British Fantasy Society journal ‘New Horizons’.


FORMAT: Self-published by the author on October 1, 2020, We Men Of Ash And Shadow is the first book in the Vanguard Chronicles. It's available in ebook, paperback, and audio format. The book is 204 pages long. Cover illustration by Luke Michael Copsey.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

SPFBO Finalist Interview: H.L. Tinsley, the author of We Men of Ash and Shadow


Find H.L. online: WebsiteTwitter,

About H.L. HL Tinsley is the pen name of professional blogger and creative writer Holly Tinsley. Based in the UK, she is a published author of Fantasy, Gothic Horror and Grim-dark fiction as well as a regular contributor to gaming, TTRPG and pop culture websites and blogs. Her work has been featured in Horla Magazine online, An Hour of Writes and by the British Fantasy Society journal ‘New Horizons’.
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Book review: Last Days 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, November 11, 2021

Letters from the Well in the Season of the Ghosts by Raymond St. Elmo review

 



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AUTHOR INFO: Raymond St. Elmo is a programmer of artificial intelligences and virtual realities, who has no time for literary fabrications of fictitious characters and world-building. And yes, that was meant to be ironic.

A degree in Spanish Literature gave him a love of Magic Realism. Programming gave him a job. The job introduced him to artifical intelligence and virtual realities; as close to magic as reality is likely to get outside the covers of a book. And yes, that was meant to be cynical.

The author of several first-person comic-accounts of strange quests for mysterious manuscripts, mysterious girls in cloaks whose face appears SUDDENLY IN THE FLASH OF LIGHTNING. And yes, that was meant to be dramatic.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Anthology review: Sinopticon edited by Xueting Christine Ni



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ABOUT EDITOR: Xueting Christine Ni was born in Guangzhou, during China’s “re-opening to the West”. Having lived in cities across China, she emigrated with her family to Britain at the age of 11, where she continued to be immersed in Chinese culture, alongside her British education, realising ultimately that this gave her a unique cultural perspective, bridging her Eastern and Western experiences. After graduating in English Literature from the University of London, she began a career in the publishing industry, whilst also translating original works of Chinese fiction. 

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

Interview with Josiah Bancroft (Interviewed by David C. Stewart)

 

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Order The Fall Of Babel over HERE
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Senlin Ascends
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Arm Of The Sphinx
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of The Hod King 
 
Sunday, November 7, 2021

GUEST POST: The Power of a Legacy By Gail Z. Martin (Days of the Dead Blog Tour)

 


Legacy is the title of the fifth and newest book in my Deadly Curiosities series, and it fits the story in so many ways. I love playing with layered concepts like that, because for me it makes the idea more interesting when it works on many different levels.
 
Saturday, November 6, 2021

Book review: Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed Shadows of the Apt fantasy series, from the first volume, Empire In Black and Gold in 2008 to the final book, Seal of the Worm, in 2014, with a new series and a standalone science fiction novel scheduled for 2015. He has been nominated for the David Gemmell Legend Award and a British Fantasy Society Award. In civilian life he is a lawyer, gamer and amateur entomologist.

FORMAT/INFO: Elder Race was published by Tor.com on November 16th, 2021. It is 176 pages split over 18 chapters. It is told in alternating chapters between Nyr and Lynesse's point of view. It is available in ebook and paperback form.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Guest Post: How Childhood Books Can Change your Life by Dan Hanks


ABOUT DAN: Dan is a writer, editor, and vastly overqualified archaeologist who has lived everywhere from London to Hertfordshire to Manchester to Sydney, which explains the panic in his eyes anytime someone asks “where are you from?”. Thankfully he is now settled in the rolling green hills of the Peak District with his human family and fluffy sidekicks Indy and Maverick, where he writes books, screenplays and comics.

Find Dan online: Website, Twitter

Order Swashbucklers: Amazon, 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Book review: Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson

 

Book Links: GoodreadsAmazon

Author info: Quenby Olson lives in Central Pennsylvania where she spends most of her time writing, glaring at baskets of unfolded laundry, and telling her kids to stop climbing things. She lives with her husband and five children, who do nothing to dampen her love of classical ballet, geeky crochet, and staying up late to watch old episodes of Doctor Who. Find Quenby online: WebsiteTwitter,

Published: October 26, 2021 Genre: Comedic, Fantasy of Manners Pages: 347 CW: very mild profanity

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