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Kevin Hearne – A Real Find
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Like many other people, I was getting tired of the run-of-the-mill vampire/werewolf books that seemed to be taking over the fantasy field. Then, based on review by Charles de Lint in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, I decided to try … Continue reading

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Rosemary Sutcliff–Reteller of Tales
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Rosemary Sutcliff is a well-known writer of new versions of old tales for children and young adults. She has worked with many of the traditional stories from England and Ireland, including Beowulf, Tristan and Iseult, the Grail Legend, and Finn … Continue reading

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Unfinished Books (first in a series)
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I used to finish every book once I started it whether I liked it or not. Then, I realized what a waste of time that was when there were so many other books out there waiting to be read. Now … Continue reading

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Lois McMaster Bujold–Fascinating Characters
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Some authors just know how to build characters and tell a great story. This is true of Lois McMaster Bujold whether her genre is fantasy or science fiction. I first read Ms. Bujold’s fantasy series, The Sharing Knife, and fell … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett–Humor with Meaning
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Terry Pratchett is one of the best writers of fantasy. Every book is a new adventure and a new metaphor for our own lives. Mr. Pratchett looks at fantasy creatures in an new light and there is always a new … Continue reading

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Gene Wolfe–Home Fires
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I was really disappointed in Gene Wolfe’s latest book, Home Fires. Often his science fiction is really terrific–thought provoking and unusual. This time, however, what he wrote is really just an adventure story about a hijacked cruise ship that could … Continue reading

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Theodore Sturgeon–One of the Masters
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Of all the grand masters of science fiction, I think that Theodore Sturgeon was the most insightful and creative writer. His understanding of human nature is evident in all of his works and his use of the science fiction and … Continue reading

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In the Night Garden–A Most Unusual Book
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The Orphan’s Tales Vol. 1 – In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente  is a most unusual and wonderful book. It is both imitative (harking back to the classic 1001 Nights) and highly original. Valente is a master of … Continue reading

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