Archives: July2008
  • Update

    There are two reviews coming up soon, one on Elizabeth Bear’s Whiskey and Water and the other on Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold (both by authors that I am now hooked on). I’m still getting caught up after a crazy couple of weeks but should be able to get one of those up in the next couple of days. I’ve been reading two books – Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell and Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. The latter has […]

  • New Social Network: SFcrowsnest Hivemind

    Stephen Hunt, author of The Court of the Air and The Kingdom Beyond the Waves, has a brand new social network for fans of fantasy and science fiction. SFcrowsnest Hivemind looks like it will be a lot of fun, even if it did make me answer the agonizing question of which genre/subgenre was my favorite if I wanted to fill out that section of my profile. It’s very extensive – members can create photo albums, write blog entries, add friends, […]

  • Book Giveaway!

    Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear are two new authors I have discovered this year that I feel are writing excellent stories. I really enjoyed their collaborative novel A Companion to Wolves (reviewed here) and have an extra copy to give away to one lucky person. Like my own copy, it is first edition hardcover and signed by Sarah Monette (sadly, it is not signed by Bear as well, but signed by Monette is still pretty cool). The contest is open […]

  • Review of A Companion to Wolves

    A Companion to Wolvesby Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette304pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.24/5Good Reads Rating: 3.51/5 A Companion to Wolves is a stand alone collaboration by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear. Sarah Monette’s “The Doctrine of Labyrinth” series is currently my favorite book discovery of this year, and Elizabeth Bear’s dark mythological tale of faerie, Blood and Iron, was also excellent so I was very much looking forward to this book. Although I did not enjoy it […]

  • Tor.com Launches; Free Ebooks for a Week

    Tor.com has officially launched. I just signed up a little while ago to check it out. It has some free stories, an art gallery, and a forum for discussing science fiction and fantasy. Also, all the e-books and wallpaper Tor gave away through email are available for free in several different formats through July 27. So if you missed a few of the books when they were giving away one a week, you can go back and get the rest. […]

  • Review of Blood Follows

    Blood Followsby Steven Erikson125pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7/10Amazon Rating: 3.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.95/5Good Reads Rating: 3.84/5 Blood Follows is the first of the novellas Steven Erikson has written taking place in the Malazan universe. While the novels in the “Malazan Book of the Fallen” series contain complex plots and a huge cast of characters, Blood Follows focuses on a small set of characters with a much simpler plot. In fact, the main character in this book, Emancipor Reese, and his employers, the […]

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