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Review: The Traitor, by Seth Dickinson

Baru Cormorant is only a young girl when the Empire of Masks comes to the shores of her island home. She knows nothing of conquest when their red sails appear on the horizon, but as they bring with them a … Continue reading

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Review: The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende

Like most of my generation, I grew up watching the film adaptation of The Neverending Story. I watched it until it was seared into my memory — and probably into my mother’s — and wanted a trip to Fantastica and … Continue reading

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Review: Karen Memory, by Elizabeth Bear

It’s the Wild West, but not quite as we saw it; it’s also an age where licensed Mad Scientists hold steam-powered robot duels and everything from street lifts to sewing machines have an added touch of steampunk. Karen is a … Continue reading

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Review: The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens

There’s something about Dickens’s prose which has always made me feel connected. Connected to the past, connected to the country we share, connected to human nature in all its foibles. Because next to his anger, that’s one of Dickens’s most … Continue reading

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Review: The Forever War (The Forever War #1), by Joe Haldeman

I fell in love with fantasy at a young age, and I’ve read widely in the genre over the years, but I came to science fiction a bit later in life, when I discovered the Culture novels by Iain M. … Continue reading

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Review: The Wandering Fire (Fionavar Tapestry #2), by Guy Gavriel Kay

Months have passed since Kim transported her Canadian companions back from Fionavar to our world, and Jennifer now carries the child of Rakoth Maugrim. She is determined, against her friends’ advice, to bring the baby to term; to thwart her … Continue reading

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Review: The Summer Tree (Fionavar Tapestry #1), by Guy Gavriel Kay

I was 16 when I first read the Fionavar Tapestry. My boyfriend and I had just gone through what would be the first of many breakups. I’d argued with my family about the breakup. My three best friends were all … Continue reading

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