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The New Voices of Fantasy • 2017 • Fantasy anthology by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman

★★★★ Summary: Do you want to learn about the new kids on the block? This anthology gives a very good answer: it collects nineteen stories from the last five years. The editors provide great introductions to every story and gathered a … Weiterlesen

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The Witchwood Crown • 2017 • Fantasy novel by Tad Williams

★★★★ Some 30 years ago, Tad Williams started his Osten Ard  series with The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, and concluded it in 1993 with To Green Angel Tower. I never expected him to return to this wonderful world and … Weiterlesen

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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy 2017 • SF&F anthology by Rich Horton

Today, this Year’s Best Of anthology by Rich Horton is published. It is one really large collection featuring 30 stories on 576 pages. This year, it overlaps with Strahan’s annual Best Of in only three stories from MacLeod, Valentine, and … Weiterlesen

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Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers • 2015 • Vampire short story by Alyssa Wong

★★★★★ Summary:  Jenny tinders around not for one-night stands but to feed off the dark emotions and thoughts of her dates. After having had her first killer she knew why her mother taught her to stay with petty criminals: Nothing tastes … Weiterlesen

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The Best of Subterranean • 2017 • SF&F anthology by William Schafer

★★★+ Summary: Once, there was a great SF&F magazine from Subterranean Press, publishing reviews, news, and stories between 2005 and its final issue in 2014. What you will find here is an anthology of 30 stories spread over some 750 pages from … Weiterlesen

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A Long Walk Home • 2011 • SF novelette by Jay Lake

★★★ Summary:  On a distant planet and future, suddenly all the electronics are fried. A prospecting „Howard“, one of the genetically enhanced, nearly immortal humans, finds himself stranded all alone on a planet. He has to build a routine surviving the loneliness. … Weiterlesen

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The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling • 2013 • Near Future SF novelette by Ted Chiang

★★★★★ Summary:  What would a perfect memory mean for us and our culture? How changed literacy our subjectivity? A journalist explores the pros and cons of a Cyborgish memory enhancement gadget called Remem which lets you capture, search, and replay every … Weiterlesen

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A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong • 2011 • Fantasy novella by K. J. Parker

★★★★★ The story draw me in from the first line and didn’t let go: Given the first scene in the prison when the genius musician Subtilius waited for his last hour without finishing his best piece of music, I catched … Weiterlesen

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He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes • 2014 • Short story by Harlan Ellison

★ A couple of unordered pastiches featuring unnamed characters. A puzzle, you have to figure out how all belongs together, who did what, when, and why. I really like many of Ellison’s stories. This is not one of it. In … Weiterlesen

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The Dry Spell • 2009 • Magical Realism short story by James P. Blaylock

★★★ Summary:  Harper dares the heavens to rain using his garden gauge and hose. His rain dance seems to be successful. Review:  A charming, quiet story less for the magical realism impact than for the main protagonist’s interaction with his wife. … Weiterlesen

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