Simon R. Green has a number of series set in one complicated metaverse: the Secret Histories with the Droods who protect humanity, the Ghost Finders who deal with the things that do far worse than go bump in the night, the Nightside series which is about John Taylor, a PI operating in the secret, rotten . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Simon R. Green’s Once in a Blue Moon
Tim Powers is well-known for taking an actual historical setting and taking that into something much more fanciful. So listen up as Richard Dansky tells us about his latest review:
Returning to the world of a much-beloved story doesn’t always work; George Lucas can tell us all about that. Any revisiting, especially one done after . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Tim Powers’ Nobody’s Home
With Hawk we reach number fourteen in Steven Brust’s Taltos Cycle, and things are about to change. Again.
Vlad Taltos is tired of being on the run. The Organization – House Jhereg – has been hunting him for what seems like most of his life (well, OK, he has broken a couple of the House’s . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Steven Brust’s Hawk
I’ve been an admirer of Glen Cook’s writing for many years, ever since I read Shadowline, the first book of the Starfishers series, way back when. I had never run into anyone who had quite that mix of myth and space opera, with the possible exception of Roger Zelazny, and Zelazny was not doing quite . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Glen Cook: The Tyranny of the Night / Lord of the Silent Kingdom
Fires of the Desert is Book Four of Leona Wisoker’s series, Children of the Desert, and, just when you thought things couldn’t get more complex and difficult, they do, although thankfully the darkness of Bells of the Kingdom is ameliorated.
The geographic center of this one is Bright Bay, seat of King Oruen of the . . . → Read More: Leona Wisoker: Fires of the Desert