by ecgordon
03 Feb 2018, 01:52
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: The Philosopher's Flight
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The Philosopher's Flight

The Philosopher's Flight is the debut novel from Tom Miller. It's a flight of fancy, an alt-history with a magical touch. Highly recommended.
by ecgordon
30 Jan 2018, 02:20
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: Blood Binds the Pack
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Blood Binds the Pack

I've added comments to an existing page, since Blood Binds the Pack is a sequel. If you haven't read the review of the previous book just scroll to the top of that page.
by ecgordon
28 Jan 2018, 00:59
Forum: SF & Fantasy Films
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: The Last Jedi

Finally saw it. Not sorry I waited six weeks either. Now I can go back to not caring anymore.
by ecgordon
25 Jan 2018, 00:42
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: The Only Harmless Great Thing
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The Only Harmless Great Thing

Brooke Bolander's novella, The Only Harmless Great Thing , is an alt-history story that combines two different early 20th Century tragedies, with a need to change the timeline for one to fit the narrative. It's is very well written, but also very disturbing. Trigger warnings for animal cruelty and g...
by ecgordon
24 Jan 2018, 01:43
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: The Best of All Possible Worlds
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The Best of All Possible Worlds

Karen Lord's second novel is completely different from her first, which was fantasy. The Best of All Possible Worlds is science fiction on a grand scale, highly sociological and psychological in nature.
by ecgordon
23 Jan 2018, 23:27
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: 2018 SFWA Grand Master
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2018 SFWA Grand Master

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced their pick for the 2018 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. It's Peter S. Beagle, perhaps best known for The Last Unicorn. Other notable titles include Lila the Werewolf, A Fine and Private Place, The Folk of the Air, and Come, ...
by ecgordon
23 Jan 2018, 22:39
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: RIP: Ursula K. Le Guin
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RIP: Ursula K. Le Guin

It is with great sadness that I relay the news that Ursula Le Guin has passed away at the age of 88. I love her work, and have been reading and re-reading quite a bit of it over the past year or so, with several titles I haven't experienced yet. I should have posted my profile article on her work lo...
by ecgordon
16 Jan 2018, 04:39
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: Redemption in Indigo
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Redemption in Indigo

Karen Lord's debut novel, Redemption in Indigo, is part fairy tale, part philosophical debate, but with a whimsical spirit throughout. Highly recommended.
by ecgordon
15 Jan 2018, 01:10
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: A Time of Changes
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A Time of Changes

Robert Silverberg's A Time of Changes won the Nebula for 1971. It's good, an interesting thought experiment for a different type of society, and the man who wants to change it. Not without its flaws, but still recommended for the fluid prose and intriguing concept.
by ecgordon
11 Jan 2018, 03:05
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: Shadowhouse Fall
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Shadowhouse Fall

Daniel José Older's Shadowshaper Cypher continues in the second novel, and fourth story overall, Shadowhouse Fall. Recommended.