Author Appreciation

Author Appreciation | Andrea Hairston

Andrea Hairston has only written three novels and some short stories but she’s an author to watch for. All of her work is small press published, primarily by Aqueduct Press. Hairston is an African-American science fiction and fantasy playwright and novelist who is best known for her novels Mindscape and Redwood & Wildfire. She is… Continue reading Author Appreciation | Andrea Hairston

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r/fantasy Bingo 2017 · Review

Review | The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar

Title: The Winged Histories Author: Sofia Samatar Published by: Small Beer Press My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Domestic violence, abusive parental/child relationship, death (in battle) "Four women, soldier, scholar, poet, and socialite, are caught up on different sides of a violent rebellion. As war erupts… Continue reading Review | The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar

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Review | Sunvault, edited by Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Christopher Wieland

Title: Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation Editors: Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Christopher Wieland Published by: Upper Rubber Boot Books My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Netgalley ARC "Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation is the first anthology to broadly collect solarpunk short stories, artwork, and poetry. A new genre for the 21st… Continue reading Review | Sunvault, edited by Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Christopher Wieland

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Review | White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Title: White is for Witching Author: Helen Oyeyemi Published by: Nan A. Talese (Knopf Doubleday) My rating: 3 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content Warning: Eating disorder   "As a child, Miranda Silver developed pica, a rare eating disorder that causes its victims to consume nonedible substances. The death of her… Continue reading Review | White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

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Review | Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara

Title: Cast in Shadow Author: Michelle Sagara Published by: Luna My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book:  Public library Content Warning: Murder, child abuse, kidnapping, ritual sacrifice "Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered — and all… Continue reading Review | Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara

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Series Spotlight | Inda by Sherwood Smith

Do you like large books? Are you a fan of seafaring, diverse sexual relationships, inter-generational war, and interesting gender dynamics in your fantasy? Tired of waiting for the next A Song of Ice and Fire book? Inda by Sherwood Smith is the series for you.   Consisting of four books, Inda, The Fox, King's Shield, and Treason's Shore, Smith's… Continue reading Series Spotlight | Inda by Sherwood Smith

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Review | Burning Bright by Melissa McShane

Title: Burning Bright Author: Melissa McShane Published by: Curiosity Quills Press My rating: 3 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Purchased Content Warning: Death, manipulative parents, sexual harassment "In 1812, Elinor Pembroke wakes to find her bedchamber in flames—and extinguishes them with a thought. At 21, she is old to manifest magical talent, but… Continue reading Review | Burning Bright by Melissa McShane