Recent Reviews

Bitter Waters by Chaz Brenchley

reviewed by Anthony Cardno

15 December 2014

While most of the stories in this collection focus on the bitter waters of the title, they all start with or hinge upon that breathless hush of characters making a decision.

Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna

reviewed by Sarah Frost

05 December 2014

Hey, do you remember that episode of Stargate where an alien disease turned everyone into cavemen, until they cured it with antihistamines? Richard Dean Anderson looked like he was really enjoying his part in that one. Nothing like the...

The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman

reviewed by A. S. Moser

03 December 2014

Despite a looser, more picaresque plot structure, this may be the best book of the trilogy.

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

reviewed by Phoebe North

01 December 2014

In some ways, Wolf in White Van feels a bit like literary fiction's answer to Lev Grossman's The Magicians series.

Bȇte by Adam Roberts

reviewed by Andy Sawyer

19 November 2014

That Bȇte is a novel rather than an academic exercise in literary references lies in three brilliant coups.

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

reviewed by Lila Garrott

17 November 2014

On a macro level, as a piece of worldbuilding, plotting, character creation, trope deconstruction, and planning, The Mirror Empire is a major and significant achievement.

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