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Book review: Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a lovely, snarkily-toned romp wherein a descendent of Van Helsing, Greta Helsing, is a doctor who treats the monstrous (vampires, vampyres, ghouls, demons, etc.) residents of London. … Continue reading

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Book review: Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly My rating: 5 of 5 stars Setting: fantastical version of Weimar (pre-WWII) Germany, roughly. Amberlough is a Big City in Gedda, full of Big City Dwellers who love their city life. There is beauty, art, … Continue reading

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Book review: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the great things about my occasional long travel days is the ability to read an entire novel that I had been meaning to get … Continue reading

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Book review: A Queen from the North by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae

A Queen from the North: A Royal Roses Book by Erin McRae My rating: 5 of 5 stars Purchased because I needed something fluffy and absorbing, and this did the trick, with authors whose work I have enjoyed before. So: … Continue reading

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Book review: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ellen (who goes by Elle) is a spy for The Loyal League, masquerading as a slave to get information to support the Union cause. Malcolm is a Pinkerton … Continue reading

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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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