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We're taking this edition off as we re-organize ourself into two separate blogs. Yes. blogs. Fully searchable, fully commentable. And updated daily if not more often as need be. What's not to like?

Green Man Review and Sleeping Hedgehog will be be sister endeavours with decidedly different material covered in them.

So what is this all about?

First let us tell you where the Sleeping Hedgehog name came from. Read that story here.

Sleeping Hedgehog will be covering myriad aspects of popular culture not covered by this endeavour will now focus on music (Celtic, English trad, American roots, and singer-songwriter will be stressed now) and fantastical fiction of all genres including science fiction, fantasy, and horror whereas Sleeping Hedgehog will cover non-fiction works ranging from the finest culinary adventures to the latest history books, mysteries and detective fiction; comics, both Western and Asian; anime, animated films, and foreign films in general; popular music including Jazz, Blues, and Rock ‘n’ Roll; and music from around the globe as well as classical and contemporary ‘serious’ music.

(Think Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and the Kronos Quartet as to what the latter is.)

Non-fiction will now be only covered on Sleeping Hedgehog with fiction reviews (which is what folks look for) primarily remaining on Green Man Review. Anglo-Celtic music, all American folk including alt- trad and related genres, and singer-songwriter stuff which is what readers actually look at on Green Man Review will stay there exclusively

You can also expect reviews of food and drink ranging from the finest ales to the darkest of chocolates, cool toys such as the wonderful Folkmanis puppets, tarot decks, games, electronics, theatre, art exhibits, and only the Queen of Air and Darkness knows what else as whatever else tickles our fancy will get reviewed here. We’re even open to suggestions as to what we should review so send us your ideas please.

(Better yet, join us as a reviewer. If you have a passion about things you like, can write well, and like having lots of folks know your views, do apply.)

We will also publish from time to time (by invitation only as no one here wants to read through a very large slush pile of unsolicited submissions!) short fiction, graphic fiction, and even possibly some poetry, along with our commentaries on the state of the arts, notices of upcoming events, passings, and activities of interest.

(Send your press releases, event notices, news about your Great Must-Be-Reviewed Novel, and so forth. If the material you send us tickles our fancy, we'll post it here in some form. Or not.)

We welcome feedback, so do feel free to comment on our reviews and commentaries but we expect everyone to play nice as we’re all civilized here. Well, we hope we are!
Guidelines for reviewer auditions should be appearing shortly, along with contact information.

Our first official day will be around the Fall Equinox for Sleeping Hedgehog with the new Green Man Review following in a few months!

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A metafictional postscript -- all actual living beings referred to in the Green Man Review grand narrative have agreed to be there. Really. Truly. Confused? Just sit back and enjoy our stories within stories. And do keep in mind that opinions expressed in the metanarrative do not necessarily reflect the views of Green Man Review or that of Kinrowan Limited. They might, they might not.

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Editorial Staff


Cat Eldridge

Managing Editor

Lisa Spangenberg

Book Reviews Editor

April Gutierrez

Culinary Reviews Editor

Joseph Thompson

Film and DVD Reviews Editor

Maria Nutick

Performance Reviews Editor

Chris Tuthill

Recorded Music Editor

David Kidney


Faith Cormier

Denise Dutton

Robert Tilendis

Continuity Writers

Camille Alexa

Kate Bartholomew

Faith Cormier

Zina Lee

Jack Merry

Joseph Thompson

Robert Tilendis

Proofers and What's New Writers

Camille Alexa

Faith Cormier

Michael Jones

Iain Mackenzie

Robert Tilendis

Joseph Thompson

Matthew Winslow

Leona Wisoker

Author Editions

Kage Baker (1952 to 2010)

Peter S. Beagle

Elizabeth Bear

Charles de Lint

The Frouds

Neil Gaiman

Christopher Golden

Elizabeth Hand

Patricia McKillip

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 to 1973)

Catherynne Valente

Other Editions

Best Music Reviewed!

Best of the Past Year

Bordertown series

Celtic Music


Nordic Music


Ryhope Wood series

Series Reading

Summer ales

Winter Libations

YBFH anthologies

Words and Music

Kage Baker reading her
The Empress of Mars

A reading from Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle reading 'The Fifth Season', 'Marty and the Messenger', 'Mr. McCaslin', 'None But A Harper (Ibid.)', 'The Rock in the Park' and 'The Stickball Witch'

Excerpts from Peter S. Beagle's forthcoming novels, Here Be Dragons and Summerlong

Elizabeth Bear reads The Chains that You Refuse

Black 47's 'Liverpool Fantasy'

An excerpt from Paul Brandon's The Wild Reel novel

Tunes from Paul Brandon's old group, Rambling House and his new group, Sunas

Emma Bull and Will Shetterly's The War for The Oaks movie trailer

Nicholas Burbridge's 'Open House'

Cats Laughing's 'For It All'

Charles de Lint performing his 'Sam's Song'

Charles de Lint -- Some thoughts on his fiction

Gaelic Storm's 'Kiss Me'

Christopher Golden's 'The Deal'

The opening chapter of The Weaver and The Factory Maid, the first novel in Deborah Grabien's Haunted Ballad series.

An excerpt from Deborah Grabien's Rock & Roll Never Forgets -- A JP Kinkaid Mystery

'The Oak King March' (featuring Will Harmon and Zina Lee on fiddles and Pete Strickler on bouzouki), composed in honour of Peter S. Beagle

'The Winter Queen Reel' (played by Roger Landres), composed in honour of Jane Yolen

Chuck Lipsig on 'Star of Munster' variations

McDermott's 2 Hours' 'Fox on the Run'

Jennifer Stevenson's 'Solstice', plus a reading of 'Solstice' by Stevenson herself.

An excerpt from James Stoddard's 'The High House'

Tinker's Own performing 'The Tinker's Black Kettle', a jig by Charles de Lint from The Little Country

Vagabond Opera's 'Marlehe'

A Vasen tune for your enjoyment

Cathrynne Valente's 'The Surgeon's Wife'

Cathrynne Valente reading a selection titled 'The Tea Maid and The Tailor' from The Orphan's Tales Haunted Ballad

Robin Williamson's 'Five Denials on Merlin's Grave'


Kage Baker

Peter S. Beagle

Steven Brust

Emma Bull and Emma Bull & Will Shetterly on the War for the Oaks screenplay

Tom Canty

Glen Cook

Ellen Datlow and Gavin Grant of YBFH

Charles de Lint in 1998 and 2006

Gardner Dozois

Brian, Wendy and Toby Froud

Neil Gaiman in 2004 and 2005

William Gibson

Christopher Golden

James Hetley

Michael Kaluta

Patricia McKillip

James Stoddard

Catherynne Valente

Gordon Van Gelder

Charles Vess

Terri Windling

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Archived 30th October 2010 LLS