• Goblin-Emperor
    The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison – Review

    Publisher’s Description: The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line...

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    London Falling by Paul Cornell – review

    Cops are supposed to be rational, critical thinkers.  In order to protect us, they’re supposed to be far above flights of fancy. They can certainly be very much in tune with their instincts, but imagination that isn’t...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    He Drank, and Saw the Spider by Alex Bledsoe – review

    Publisher’s Description: After he fails to save a stranger from being mauled to death by a bear, a young mercenary is saddled with the baby girl the man died to protect. He leaves her with a kindly...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Grail of the Summer Stars
    Grail of the Summer Stars by Freda Warrington – review

    Fantasy has had a long-standing tradition of stories that involve hidden races living among us.  Even the earliest fairy tales involve a prickly group of magical beings that are easily offended and have no problems making themselves...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Mist by Susan Krinard – review

    Publisher’s Description:  Centuries ago, all was lost in the Last Battle when the Norse gods and goddesses went to war. The elves, the giants, and the gods and goddesses themselves were all destroyed, leaving the Valkyrie Mist...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    Sea Change by S. M. Wheeler – review

    Publisher’s Description: The unhappy child of two powerful parents who despise each other, young Lilly turns to the ocean to find solace, which she finds in the form of the eloquent and intelligent sea monster Octavius, a kraken....

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman – review

    History is often reshaped by the ones who lived to tell their stories. It’s all about perspective, and usually the ones who emerge as the winners are the ones who relate the information as they see it. ...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett – review

    Publisher’s Description: Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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    Imager’s Battalion by L.E. Modesitt Jr. – review

      Publisher’s Description: Quaeryt, now holding the rank of subcommander in the Telaryn army of Lord Bhayar, leads history’s firs imager fighting force into a retaliatory war against the hostile nation of Bovaria, which recently attempted the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Joshua Alan Parry – VIRUS THIRTEEN – Interview

    Now that the book tournament is racing along on its own like a carriage with unreined horses, I can take a step back toward normal operations and talk about the normal sorts of things with a debut...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Article 5 by Kristen Simmons – Review

    Dystopian stories have a long tradition in science fiction.  Dystopian stories for younger readers have been around even longer than that.  A younger, more open mind is more willing to consider the ideas that would bring about...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings sequel will be WORDS OF RADIANCE

    A bit late with this, but worth noting all the same! Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings has a sequel coming out this November from Tor, and they just released the title: Words of Radiance. Included with Tor’s...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Gillian Philip – FIREBRAND – interview

    Bookspotcentral.com is very pleased to bring in author Gillian Philip for a fireside chat about her newest book, Firebrand, out today in the U.S.  We talk about the inspiration for the book, characters who prefer shouting to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Dead Dragon
    The Literary World of Pulp Adventure (And Dragons) With Marie Brennan – Guest Post

    All Art Courtesy of Todd Lockwood Ahhh, pulp adventure. It’s so fun, and yet such a mess. It was never a respected corner of publishing, even when respectable authors were working in it. The whole idea of pulp...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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