Archives: April2009
  • Avoiding the Wrath of the Zombie Chicken

    This blog recently received one of the most originally named blog awards I’ve seen floating around on the Internet – The Zombie Chicken Award. Thanks Thea and Ana! If you haven’t by now, check out their blog, The Book Smugglers – it’s one of my favorites! Here is what it means to be a recipient of the coveted Zombie Chicken: The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in […]

  • 2009 Nebula Award Winners Announced

    Science Fiction Awards Watch has listed the winners of the Nebula Award, who were announced at an awards ceremony last night. The winners are as follows: Novel Powers – Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt, Sep07) Novella “The Spacetime Pool” – Catherine Asaro (Analog, Mar08) Novelette “Pride and Prometheus” – John Kessel (F&SF, Jan08) Short Story “Trophy Wives” – Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Fellowship Fantastic, ed. Greenberg and Hughes, Daw Jan08) Script “WALL-E” Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by […]

  • Review of Wicked Lovely

    Wicked Lovelyby Melissa Marr352pp (Paperback)My Rating: 3.5/10Amazon Rating: 3.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.94/5Goodreads Rating: 3.87/5 Wicked Lovely is a YA urban fantasy debut novel by Melissa Marr, who is now a New York Times bestselling author. Currently, Marr has two other books that take place in this world, Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity. Fragile Eternity, the direct sequel to Wicked Lovely, was just released on April 21. Most humans do not realize faeries exist and spend time in the mortal realm, but […]

  • Condensed Reviews: Parable of the Sower and The Two Georges

    For over a year now I’ve managed to review every single speculative fiction book I’ve read. I was hoping to continue this trend but have been behind ever since the holiday season. Then I was close to getting caught up last month before I got sick for a couple of weeks. I’ve finally given up hope on getting all those reviews in so I’m going to compromise by writing condensed, more casual (but hopefully still somewhat informative) reviews of the […]

  • Best Women Writers in Science Fiction and Fantasy

    The latest Mind Meld over at SF Signal asks the question: Who are the best female writers in science fiction and/or fantasy? Head on over to read what several authors, publishers, and bloggers (including myself) had to say on the subject. Who are your favorite female authors who write science fiction and/or fantasy? There are so many I enjoy and so many yet to discover…

  • Review of Corambis

    Corambisby Sarah Monette432pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 8.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.44/5Goodreads Rating: 4.33/5 Corambis is the fourth and final book in Sarah Monette’s character-driven fantasy series, The Doctrine of Labyrinth. The first three books are Melusine, The Virtu, and The Mirador, respectively, and should definitely be read in that order. This is one of my favorite series of all time so Corambis was the 2009 release I was most looking forward to. While I enjoyed Corambis very much and thought it […]