Archiv der Kategorie: Fantasy

Game • 2012 • Magical Realism novelette by Maria Dahvana Headley

★★★★ Summary: The narrator is a Shikari, an Indian big game hunter – in this case of man-eating tigers in the year 1950. 28 years after he lost a hunting friend to a tigress, he is called back to the same … Weiterlesen

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Mightier than the Sword • 2017 • Fantasy novella by K. J. Parker

★★★★★ Synopsis: Pirates have been attacking the Empire’s monasteries for a while. The Emperor’s nephew is sent out as imperial legate to assess the monasteries‘ defenses, learn about the pirates, and get the problem solved. In the monasteries, he finds banished family … Weiterlesen

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Fable • 2016 • Fairy tale short story by Charles Yu

★★★ A therapist asks a man in midlife crisis to describe his life as a fairy tale. He needs several attempts, some of them embarassing, but getting better and nearer to his personality with each try. Actually, this is no … Weiterlesen

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The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight • 2016 • Fairy tale short story by E. Lily Yu

★★★ A young woman just stumbled into becoming a witch when a cowardly knight crossed her way. She fought dragons for him, rescued the damsel in mistress and flew away to learn dancing. The witch clearly didn’t meet her fate, … Weiterlesen

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eleven • 2017 • SF&F anthology by Jonathan Strahan

★★★★ Summary: 28 stories spread over some 600 pages, no novellas this time. There is something in it for everyone and I recommend buying it. This year, Strahan seems to love fairy tales – with five of them included, it was … Weiterlesen

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Foxfire, Foxfire • 2016 • SF&F novelette by Yoon Ha Lee

★★★★★ Baekdo is a shapeshifting fox dealing with smaller gods. He set out to turn permanently into a human which requires to eat the livers of 100 humans. As his last victim, he chooses to consume a battlemech elite pilot. … Weiterlesen

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Red as Blood and White as Bone • 2016 • Fairy tale novelette by Theodora Goss

★★ Three stories in one: First one is a predictable fairy tale of the sort „grant my wish, old lady of the woods“ set in some Eastern country (somewhere around Hungary or Bulgaria, but not entirely clear) just before WWII. … Weiterlesen

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Red Dirt Witch • 2016 • Urban Fantasy short story by N.K. Jemisin

★★★★+ Dreams, midwives, herbalists: It is the 1960s in Alabama when black herbalist Emmaline is confronted in dreams as well in our reality by a fae, the White Lady. She wants to deal one of her three children in return … Weiterlesen

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Seasons of Glass and Iron • 2016 • Fairy tale short story by Amal El-Mohtar

★★★ The ever-moving meets the immobile: One woman needs to walk through seven shoes of iron to win back her husband, the over woman sits on a hill of glass to be protected from pursuers. They stay together for a … Weiterlesen

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2016 Locus Recommended Reading List

At the start of each year, Locus publishes a consensus list from several editors (like Dozois, Strahan, Horton, Clarke,…) a list of recommended readings of the last year. Here is the one for 2016: 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List I … Weiterlesen

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