Monthly Round-Up

October 2022 Round-up and Short Fiction Focus

For the second straight month, I’m trying the “read a sci-fi periodical from cover-to-cover” thing. Between the October issue of Clarkesworld, the r/Fantasy Short Fiction Book Club, and my continued progress through my ARC of Africa Risen, I didn’t have many shorts that I just picked up on a whim. But I still read some absolutely fantastic… Continue reading October 2022 Round-up and Short Fiction Focus

Reviews

Fantasy Novella Review: Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Into the Riverlands will be released on October 25, 2022. Despite a decent amount of hype, I only read Nghi Vo’s The Empress of Salt and Fortune when it showed up on the Hugo ballot… Continue reading Fantasy Novella Review: Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

Monthly Round-Up

September 2022 Round-up and Short Fiction Focus

I’ve been blogging for nearly two years now, but I’m still changing up how I handle short fiction reviews, given that I’ll sometimes read individual stories as they catch my eye and sometimes read anthologies straight through. This month, I’ve decided to experiment with reading some web magazines straight through, while leaving space for picking… Continue reading September 2022 Round-up and Short Fiction Focus

Reviews

Sci-fi Novel Review: The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Mountain in the Sea will be released on October 4, 2022. A couple months back, when I saw Ray Nayler’s debut novel pop up on NetGalley, the “philosophical thriller about the nature of consciousness”… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

Reviews

Fantasy Novel Review: Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Lonely Castle in the Mirror will be released on October 18, 2022. Lonely Castle in the Mirror wasn’t at all on my radar coming into this year, but apparently it’s been popular enough… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura