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Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories by Naomi Kritzer

Read February and March 2019  ★     ★    ★     ★   ‘Cat Pictures Please,’ the titular story, won a Hugo and Locus, and was nominated for a Nebula, which rather implies Kritzer’s short stories are something to look … Continue reading

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Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

Read again March 2019 Recommended for fans of Nick Harkaway  ★     ★     ★    ★     Jasper Fforde is one of those writers that defies genre conventions, and even within his own body of work, he’s written some books that … Continue reading

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Housetrap by R.J. Hore

Read February 2019 Recommended for fans of noir fantasy ★     ★    ★    Sometimes I find these little surprises on my Kindle. Call them gifts from carol.-past, or perhaps errant waves and electrons slipping through the ether. Or … Continue reading

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Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Read January 2019 Recommended for  ★     ★     ★     ★ Unexpected. I haven’t tried Lovecraft for years, perhaps decades, so this lingered on my TBR, due to numerous reviews and blurbs mentioning how it turns Lovecroft storytelling sideways. … Continue reading

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The Wandering Inn by Pirateaba

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans of MMOG, never-ending stories ★     ★    ★    The Wandering Inn is a web serial and literary version of a role-playing game, which really ought to say all you need to know–except … Continue reading

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A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  classic noir, detroit ★     ★       ★     1/2 On a whim–still whittling down that TBR list, don’t you know–I picked this one out of the list. Well, actually, a whim … Continue reading

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Vallista by Steven Brust

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of assassins and complex fantasy worlds ★    ★   ★    ★   1/2 I’ve been a fan of Brust’s Draegera books since 1988 or so, and all have a spot on my physical bookshelves. So clearly, … Continue reading

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Jhereg by Steven Brust

Last read 2012 Recommended for fans of assassins and complex fantasy worlds ★    ★   ★    ★   The release of Iorich sent me down the path of re-reading the Taltos series. While Iorich was enjoyable and engrossing, memories sent me back … Continue reading

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of heists ★    ★    ★    1/2 Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the few authors I watch out for. Recently, I finished his early award-winning book (Philip K. Dick, Edgar, Anthony), The Company Man, … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of Bel Dame, unusual fantasy ★    ★   ★   ★  Apocalypse Nyx is a group of five shorter works about Nyx and her team of misfits from Hurley’s Bel Dame series that begins with God’s … Continue reading

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