Monthly Archives: January 2011

Review: Shadow’s Edge, by Brent Weeks

Let me start off by saying that I read Shadow’s Edge in one sitting. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down, which means I went to work the next morning on three hours of sleep, but pleased. I was simply hooked. Continue reading

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I’ve been wandering ’round the writing and publishing blogs again

New-to-me blog posts and articles on the art and science of writing and publishing, January 2011 edition. Continue reading

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Geek conventions always make my “to read” list longer

This past weekend I was in Chattanooga for the thirty-sixth rendition of Chattacon, which is a small (but very fun) sci-fi convention. While there I sat in on a panel discussing Zombiesque, the upcoming anthology edited by Stephen Antcazk and James … Continue reading

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Review: Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler

The pacing of Wild Seed is perfect. Doro and Anyanwu are balanced blends of unchanging immortal and immortals who are changed by each other. With these two, and the changing setting (Africa, colonial America, the antebellum South), Butler explores eugenics, the meaning of family and love, and humanity. Continue reading

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2011 Challenges

I didn’t get started on book blogging until last spring, so last year was about figuring out my focus, learning how to plan ahead, keep a schedule, writing interesting posts, and so on, so I shied away from the reading … Continue reading

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Titles That Move You (to read)

Do you ever pick up a book to read purely based on the title? Not the book blurb, not the cover art, but the title alone? I do, sometimes. Or, at minimum I’ll add a book with a title that … Continue reading

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Review: The Shadow Seer, by Fran Jacobs

Over all, I found The Shadow Seer to be a good fantasy; the magical, European-esque medieval setting will be familiar to fantasy readers, with the modern equality of genders I’m coming to expect in fantasies written in the last twenty years or so. Continue reading

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Book Blogger Hop 1/14-1/17

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! It is hosted by Each week there is a question … Continue reading

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Speculative Fiction Magazines

Most of my reading comes in the form of novels or print anthologies. I have a fondness for short stories, though, and in organizing my very long list of bookmarks over the holidays, I realized that I’ve collected links to … Continue reading

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Best Fantasy and Science Fiction of the Decade

Wanted to give you a (belated) heads up on’s reader poll on the best SFF of the decade. Reading through the comments has increased my wishlist by a good bit, and I wanted to point you lovely readers over … Continue reading

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