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Fantasy Novella Review: The Last Dragoners of Bowbazar by Indra Das

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Last Dragoners of Bowbazar will be released on June 1, 2023. I’ve been hearing about Indra Das for a while, but not enough to push him to the top of a crowded TBR.… Continue reading Fantasy Novella Review: The Last Dragoners of Bowbazar by Indra Das

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Fantasy Novel Review: Saint Death’s Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney

The marketing of C.S.E. Cooney’s Saint Death’s Daughter did absolutely nothing to appeal to me. Queer coming-of-age? Could be good, but not a selling point in itself. Features necromancers? That’s probably a negative, to be honest. Comparisons to Gideon the Ninth? Absolutely a negative. But enough bookish friends liked it that I decided to give… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Saint Death’s Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney

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Fantasy Novel Review: Witch King by Martha Wells

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Witch King will be released on May 30, 2023. Between The Books of the Raksura and The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells has become one of my favorite character writers in the contemporary sci-fi/fantasy genre—especially… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Witch King by Martha Wells

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Fantasy Novel Review: Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka

As a long-time lover of portals and multiverses, the description of Aimee Pokwatka’s debut novel Self-Portrait With Nothing immediately caught my eye. And when it was singled out for praise in Amal El-Mohtar’s Best of 2022 list, I determined to seek it out as soon as I could.  Self-Portrait with Nothing follows Pepper, a forensic… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka

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Sci-fi Novel Review: The Peacemaker’s Code by Deepak Malhotra

The first round of the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has ended, and my team has hand-picked three semifinalists to send to two other teams of fellow judges. In return, we have received six semifinalists from two other judging teams, which we will read before the end of April. And as someone who… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: The Peacemaker’s Code by Deepak Malhotra

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Night Music by Tobias Cabral

The first round of the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has ended, and my team has hand-picked three semifinalists to send to two other teams of fellow judges. In return, we have received six semifinalists from two other judging teams, which we will read before the end of April. One that piqued particular… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Night Music by Tobias Cabral