Once upon a time, Joss Whedon launched a little blockbuster named Avengers and, in one of a billion interviews, spoke of how the faceless people in black masks holding automatic weapons and carelessly broken by superheroes were actually important, and shouldn’t be overlooked. Those little people have stories to tell. They can push the drama in new and exciting directions, if you let them. It’s potent writing advice and you can tell KJ Parker was thinking along the same lines, if not taking it to heart.
Review by Jason Marc Harris Laura Maylene Walter’s Body of StarsDutton, $26 (368p) ISBN 978-0-593-18305-2 Having known Laura Maylene Walter as a fellow MFA student back in 2013-2014 at Bowling Green State University, I was intrigued to read her book that… Read More ›
Don’t read this book if you’re tired of fantasy societies where the economy makes sense. Don’t read this book if you’re tired of fantasy that contains a complex religion that sounds better than most real life alternatives. Don’t read this… Read More ›
Heartfelt, endearing, sad, beautiful, and liberating, this novel is all that death can be.