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Book review: Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn

Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Second book in the series, and I loved it just as much. This is Aveda Jupiter’s/Annie Chang’s book. She’s picture-perfect as a heroine, but there’s not much demon-busting to … Continue reading

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Book review: A Civil Campaign, by Lois McMaster Bujold

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold My rating: 4 of 5 stars I haven’t read the entire Vorkosigan Saga–I read an omnibus of the first 4 novels about a decade ago, and picked this one up because dozens of … Continue reading

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Book review: A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Excellent novella. Stands alone quite well–I had not read the first one yet, but this story was totally understandable as it is. A kind of sweet, … Continue reading

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Book review: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer My rating: 4 of 5 stars A scavenger, a squidlike biotech lifeform, and a flying bear walk into a bar… Borne is exceptionally subtle on a prose level. I kept having to catch myself and re-read … Continue reading

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Book review: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

[NB: This novel is out in paperback today, coincidentally] All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders My rating: 5 of 5 stars If I said that this book takes a slightly playful look at the apocalypse, you … Continue reading

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Book review: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book made me cry. Twice. The setup: World War I setting. Ginger Stuyvesant is an American who is part of the Spirit Corps. They function like the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone My rating: 4 of 5 stars First book in a series, which means there is a lot of ground to lay, and Max Gladstone does a great job of doing so. This novel is … Continue reading

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Book review: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent horror novella. Set in London, it’s written in the style of noir crossed with Lovecraftian Old Ones on either side of the law. Beautifully … Continue reading

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Book review: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are lots of books that I enjoy for a number of different reasons. They are well crafted, they are beautifully written, I love the characters, the setting, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Borderline by Mishell Baker

Borderline by Mishell Baker My rating: 4 of 5 stars This urban fantasy was so excellently paced that I read this in just over a day. LA, the film industry, the fey, and a smart-mouthed disabled protagonist, Millie, who is … Continue reading

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