Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (May 2024)

I’ve spent a lot of May being caught up in Hugo reading, but I’m still plugging away with my regular magazines, and I’ve found at least one story that I expect will be in the front of my mind when thinking about Hugo nominations for next year. So let’s get to it! Clarkesworld The May… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (May 2024)

Reviews

Fantasy Novel Review: I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons will be released on May 14, 2024. I read The Last Unicorn years ago and didn’t necessarily have the adoring response that seems typical in the fantasy world—it probably… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (April 2024)

Hi, I am still here reading short fiction. I read two magazines each month, along with dips here and there into others. This is a review of the first two, for April 2024  Clarkesworld Clarkesworld rarely disappoints, and I’ve yet to see it ever disappoint two months in a row. So after my least favorite… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (April 2024)

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Fantasy Novel Review: Small Gods of Calamity by Sam Kyung Yoo

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Small Gods of Calamity was released on March 4, 2024. I read my first Sam Kyung Yoo story this winter, and it was good enough to immediately find and read a second, which was… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Small Gods of Calamity by Sam Kyung Yoo

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Sci-fi Fantasy Novel Review: The Siege of the Burning Grass by Premee Mohamed

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Siege of the Burning Grass will be released on March 12, 2024. I’ve been hearing a whole lot about Premee Mohamed for a few years now, and while I’ve tried a handful of… Continue reading Sci-fi Fantasy Novel Review: The Siege of the Burning Grass by Premee Mohamed

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Those Beyond the Wall by Micaiah Johnson

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Those Beyond the Wall will be released on March 12, 2024. Almost three years ago, I was absolutely stunned by Micaiah Johnson’s debut novel, The Space Between Worlds. So even though her standalone sequel… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Those Beyond the Wall by Micaiah Johnson

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (February 2024)

I said I was going to scale back my cover-to-cover magazine reading in 2024 so that I could leave more time open to dip in to various publications here and there, and February is the first month where I’ve actually scaled back. Which is perfect timing, because I’ve used the extra time to catch up… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (February 2024)