Category Archives: Reviews and Criticism

Farewell to Carrrie Vaughn’s urban fantasy series about a werewolf named Kitty

Poor Kitty Norville. Everyone always laughs at the werewolf named Kitty, even though, as she points out, she had the name first. I’ve read every single one of Carrie Vaughn’s urban fantasy series staring a werewolf named Kitty. So, of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Favorite Fiction Recommendation: “Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam Troy-Castro

“Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam Troy-Castro, originally published in 2011, was honored with a Nebula nomination. The story was one of my picks as well as that of the membership at large. It’s a disturbing story, no doubt about it. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Neb Recc Catch-Up List

I’ll be releasing my full list of short fiction recommendations later, but here’s a quick catch-up on a couple things I liked recently. Novel Here’s a link to my recommendations for 2015 novels. My favorite was Fifth Season by N. K. … Continue reading

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Neb Recc Catch-Up List

I’ll be releasing my full list of short fiction recommendations later, but here’s a quick catch-up on a couple things I liked recently. Novel Here’s a link to my recommendations for 2015 novels. My favorite was Fifth Season by N. K. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary Robinette’s Glamourist Histories

I wanted to make a post celebrating Mary Robinette’s Glamourist Histories because it is one of the few more-than-three-book series that I’ve read to the end. Actually, all of those series ended last year, so I was going to do … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary Robinette’s Glamourist Histories

I wanted to make a post celebrating Mary Robinette’s Glamourist Histories because it is one of the few more-than-three-book series that I’ve read to the end. Actually, all of those series ended last year, so I was going to do … Continue reading Continue reading

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2015 Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel Recommendations

This list is not comprehensive. It’s just a dash of things I liked. This year, there were a number of novels that I found interesting, but also think I was an audience mismatch for. The books carry significant emotional weight … Continue reading

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2015 Recommendations for Young Adult and Middle Grade SF/F Novels

(I was reading this year for the Norton Award. For those who don’t know, the Norton Award is given annually by SFWA (alongside the Nebulas, although it is technically not a Nebula award) to a young adult or middle grade … Continue reading Continue reading

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2015 Recommendations for Young Adult and Middle Grade SF/F Novels

(I was reading this year for the Norton Award. For those who don’t know, the Norton Award is given annually by SFWA (alongside the Nebulas, although it is technically not a Nebula award) to a young adult or middle grade … Continue reading

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Short Story and Novelette Recommendations, 2014

Over at Apex Magazine, I did a quick round-up of some short stories and novelettes I really enjoyed in 2014. Yes, it’s a while ago now, but I never managed to make my 2014 recommendation posts for short stories and … Continue reading

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