By Paul Jessup Before we go any further, I have a few things to get out of the way that might temper your response to this review. Yes, this website is affiliated with Vernacular Books, the very same who published… Read More ›
Publisher’s Weekly heaped praise on Queen of None by Natania Barron, calling it “a layered, engaging retelling sure to please fans of the Arthurian tales.” Be sure to read the full review and then pre-order your copy today!
In this debut from Kevin St. Jarre (Encircle Publications, November 2020) when Tom Tibbets finds himself in a small town in New Hampshire writing refrigerator news for the local rag, he realizes the people in his apartment complex are far… Read More ›
Is there such a thing as complete enlightenment? Last Days meets “The Court Magician” by Sarah Pinsker.
(spoilers ahead) This week my journey to read all the award-nominated and award winning short fiction from the last decade led me to Sarah Pinsker’s “The Court Magician”, which originally appeared in Lightspeed and was nominated for a Nebula. Narrated… Read More ›
In the fifties, William Levitt changed the world. Realizing that the surging population wanted a private backyard with a white picket fence, he used quick manufacturing techniques to deliver millions of homes for cheap. In Max Brooks’ Devolution, a billionaire… Read More ›
Being late to a party doesn’t mean the party isn’t still fun. I stumbled onto Scott Lynch’s novelette while perusing the last decade of Locus and Hugo nominees (2015), and I pounded the table after reading it. This should be considered a modern classic! It’s one of the finest examples of the fantasy novelette genre, and will stay with readers for a long time. Lynch’s gorgeous writing, which created a cinematic experience for me as the reader, got me wondering how someone from Hollywood might evaluate it.