Tag Archives: novella

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

Read  June 2017 Recommended for people who want a fast read, Scalzi fans ★    ★    1/2     Written at the proverbial, easy-to-access, reach-all-literacy-levels eighth-grade level, The Dispatcher has an intriguing core idea. Unfortunately, the writing kept it only two … Continue reading

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bellwether by Connie Willis

Re-Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of light romantic comedy ★    ★    ★    ★     ★    I owe bellwether a review.   Bellwether is a book that I inevitably turn to when I want something that is light, clever, literate … Continue reading

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Lustlocked by Matt Wallace

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans the Sin series  ★     ★     ★  It’s been awhile since I read any entries in the “Deadly Sins” series, so I had forgotten just how short a novella can feel. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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Nine Goblins by T. Kingfisher

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of fairy tales  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Kingfisher wants to turn idea of goblins and elves on its head. Perhaps this is a side story to Lord of the Rings, where a … Continue reading

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Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

Read July  2016 Recommended for fans of mythology, Valente  ★     ★     ★     ★ Take fairy tale mythology, the sideways structure of Native American folklore, a Wild West setting, weave it through with themes on race and gender … Continue reading

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Pride’s Spell by Matt Wallace

Read June  2016 Recommended for  ★     ★     ★    1/2 Wallace is doing an interesting thing with his urban fantasy series wrapped around the adventures of a catering firm the works with the supernatural. As he states on his … Continue reading

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. Or, Watch for Jellies.

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans space tribes, jellyfish  ★    ★   ★ Binti is a curious little novella by Okorafor, an author who has been my radar for bringing winds of Africa into science fiction and fantasy, and … Continue reading

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The Master by Claire North

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of global games  ★    ★    ★    ★    The third in North’s triptych of novellas about The Gamehouse. You keep using that word. I know, I know, but I’m having a … Continue reading

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The Thief by Claire North. Or, Hide-n-Seek

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of hide and seek  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★   Tag–you’re it! This is the most adult version of hide-and-seek. The boundaries are Thailand, the resources, only what is available … Continue reading

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Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, cooking, humor  ★    ★    ★    ★ If you want a quick UF read that is loads of fun, give Envy of Angels a try. I’m a bit tired … Continue reading

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