Tags: Catherynne M. Valente
The Book Smugglers Header Women in SF&F Month: Ana and Thea from The Book Smugglers

Today’s guests are Ana and Thea from The Book Smugglers! These two probably need no introduction from me, but I’ll give you three reasons why you should read their wonderful blog anyway: They post at least once a day so there is always something new and interesting to read on their site. Not only do they have a great quantity of posts, but they maintain great quality with their intelligent, funny reviews and articles. They have excellent taste in books […]

Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince by Noriko Ogiwara The Leaning Pile of Books

Later I’ll be announcing next week’s guests for Women of SF&F Month. I hope everyone has been enjoying the posts as much as I have! I had trouble deciding whether or not to continue this feature this month, but I do like to give people a heads up about all the books that are out there in case they want to check them out for themselves since it could be a while before some of them get read and reviewed. […]

The Folded World by Catherynne M. Valente The Leaning Pile of Books

This week was a very good week since it brought 3 new review copies, all of which look very interesting to me. I already talked about one of these books on Friday since I got it after I’d written up a post about how much I was looking forward to it in 2012. If you’re interested in learning more about Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear, there’s a post on it here (and I will say that although I haven’t […]

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making The Leaning Pile of Books

This week was a balanced week – I bought two books and received two review copies. On Thursday, I went to see Catherynne M. Valente talk and ended up buying two signed books. One I already have and have already reviewed, so instead of talking about it again, I’ll just direct you to my review of The Habitation of the Blessed if you want more information about it. Of course, I rather liked it since I bought a second copy […]

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Read a Free Book by Catherynne M. Valente

To celebrate the release of Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making as an illustrated hardcover book on May 10, this book is available to download for free through the evening of May 2 (Monday).  The book started as a web serial and won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.  If you have not read a book by this amazing author, it’s a perfect opportunity to sample […]

Deathless Review of Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

Deathless by Catherynne Valente is a more modernized retelling of the Russian folktale about the death of Koschei the Deathless, often known as “The Death of the Immortal Koschei” or “Marya Morevna.”  It’s set in Stalinist Russia and is mainly about the aforementioned Marya Morevna, the woman who was sought after by both Koschei and Ivan in the story.  Deathless was released in hardcover toward the end of March and is also available as an ebook. When she was six […]