We have books. (Big surprise, that.)
First, let’s see what’s in store in Brandon Sanderson’s The Emperor’s Soul — how do you rebuild an Emperor in 100 days (or less)? Hint: failure is not an option.
Next, an anthology assembled by John Joseph Adams, Epic: Legends of Fantasy, that puts heroic fantasy in a new . . . → Read More: And for your reading pleasure . . .
There’s actually a fairly long history for the fantasy detective genre, going back at least to Randall Garrett’s stories of Lord Darcy from the 1960s. The genre has enjoyed a roster of stellar practitioners — Michael Moorcock, Glenn Cook, Steven Brust, Tanya Huff, to name just a few. Add to that list Mike Resnick, who . . . → Read More: Mike Resnick’s Stalking the Zombie
And here I am, back again with more reviews. Hmm — where to start?
Zombies! Cant’ live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em — which seems to hold true for some people, at least. Christopher Golden has come out with an anthology that reinvents the zombie, according to our reviewer — 21st Century Dead. Or . . . → Read More: You Were Warned
Let the fairy-tale begin on a winter’s morning, then, with one drop of blood new-fallen on the ivory snow: a drop as bright as a clear-cut ruby, red as the single spot of claret on the lace cuff.
And thus starts Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners, the first novel in the Riverside series by Ellen . . . → Read More: Ellen Kushner: Mannerpunk, Klezmer, and English ballads
and lend a hand with an update. There’s a few things in the hopper worth your time, I think.
First up, a fun little book from Glen Cook. Fun? you say? From Glen Cook? Yep. Take a look at Sung in Blood to see what I mean.
Ever hear of MI37? Thought not. There’s a . . . → Read More: Thought I’d Pop Over
Mike Resnick is one of those writers of speculative fiction who should be a household word. He really should — he’s won five Hugos, been nominated twenty-nine times, has written everything from his own offbeat version of urban fantasy (Stalking the Unicorn and Stalking the Vampire), to science fiction stories “on safari” (Dreamwish Beasts and . . . → Read More: About Mike Resnick
And when I say “this and that,” I mean it.
Let’s start with some traditional Scottish music, courtesy of the Paul McKenna Band and their new album, Stem the Tide. Sounds pretty hardcore.
And from there to some traditional American music, more or less, of the country/bluegrass kind, with a release from Nell Robinson, On . . . → Read More: More This and That
Tanya Huff has long been one of my favorite writers of science fiction and fantasy. Although I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her science fiction (the Confederation series) and her earlier magical/heroic fantasies (the Quarters series and earlier works), I think she finally hit her stride in what I call “urban fantasy with attitude,” starting with The Keeper . . . → Read More: On Tanya Huff
Four looks at short stories this outing; two are author collections and two are anthologies. None grabbed my interest, but maybe something will capture yours!
We lead off with Deathbird, a collection of stories by one of the Grumpy Old Men of New Wave SF, a man who elevated being testy to an art form. . . . → Read More: Words: Short Fiction Considered
I thought I knew what cold was, before cold stripped me bare of thought, then blinded me and froze my heart. I could not feel such cold and live; cold forced me into something other, something not quite human, who held a dream with bones of ice, and did not remember names, only what we . . . → Read More: Considering Patricia McKillip