Nov 04

[Guest Review by Moses Siregar III] Rough Magic – Kenny Soward

About the Book Niksabella the gnome has tinkered in the shadows for years, developing an invention that might change the world, even if she doesn’t know it yet. She has few friends and even fewer allies in the city of Hightower, where social and academic status is quite important. Her brother, Nikselpik, is a cantankerous …

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Nov 03

Tainted Blood – M.L. Brennan

About the Book In the third Generation V novel, Fortitude Scott proves that working with family can be deadly… Former film student Fortitude Scott is finally gainfully employed. Unfortunately, said employment happens to be with a group of sociopathic vampires—his family. And as much as Fort is loath to get too deep into the family …

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Oct 30

A Discussion of Disability in Lock In

Lock In is going to be a hard book for me to talk about. On the one hand, it is a fairly typical if well done police procedural/murder mystery. On the other hand, and probably the part that really made its impact on me, is the fascinating exploration of disability and evolving technology. It is …

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Oct 29

[Guest Post] Max Gladstone on Halloween and Identity


Max Gladstone has taught in southern Anhui, wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat, and been thrown from a horse in Mongolia.  Max graduated from Yale University, where he studied Chinese. Max’s novel Three Parts Dead was published by Tor Books in October 2012.  Two Serpents Rise, the next book in the Craft Sequence, is due out in October …

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Oct 28

The Broken Road – Teresa Frohock

About the Book The world of Lehbet is under siege. The threads that divide Lehbet from the mirror world of Heled are fraying, opening the way for an invasion by an alien enemy that feeds on human flesh. Travys, the youngest of the queen’s twin sons, was born mute. He is a prince of the …

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Oct 27

Premonitions – Jamie Schultz

About the Book TWO MILLION DOLLARS…  It’s the kind of score Karyn Ames has always dreamed of—enough to set her crew up pretty well and, more important, enough to keep her safely stocked on a very rare, very expensive black market drug. Without it, Karyn hallucinates slices of the future until they totally overwhelm her, …

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Oct 24

Books I’m Eyeing

Due to surgery and life it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I don’t have much to report that wasn’t already reported here. I was interviewed on the Adventures in SciFi Publishing Podcast, which is live. You can listen to me geek out for about an hour here. I talk about all …

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Oct 23

[Guest Review by Melanie R. Meadors] Incarnate – Anton Strout

About the Book HITTING ROCK BOTTOM When Alexandra Belarus discovered her family’s secret ability to breathe life into stone, she uncovered an entire world of magic hidden within New York City—a world she has accidentally thrown into chaos. A spell gone awry has set thousands of gargoyles loose upon Manhattan, and it’s up to Lexi …

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Oct 22

Ancillary Sword – Ann Leckie

About the Book What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal? And what if all of it were ripped away?  The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go …

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Oct 21

The Accidental Highwayman – Ben Tripp


m4s0n501 About the Book The Accidental Highwayman is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben Tripp. This thrilling tale of dark magic and true love is the perfect story for fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling …

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