Category Archives: Fantasy

2020 Hugo Award Winners: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2020 Hugo Award Winners have been announced at ConZealand None of my favorites have won, which proves once again that I have a different taste and opinion than average Hugo voters. I extract only a few categories which are interesting … Continue reading

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2020 World Fantasy Awards Finalists: Novels, Novellas, Short Stories

The 2020 World Fantasy Award Finalists have been announced! Winners will be announced during the virtual WFC convention 29.10.2020. I extract only a few categories which are interesting for me. Here are all the nominees from short to long story … Continue reading

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2020 Locus Awards Winners: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2020 Locus Awards Winners have been announced ! Many of the short works are available online, and I’ve linked the ressource in the titles. Quite prominent is the anthology The Mythic Dream in the nominations: Believe it or not, … Continue reading

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Savage Legion • 2020 • Military Fantasy novel by Matt Wallace

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: A politician’s got lost in the secretive world of a superficially happy state. Behind the curtains, there are ugly ghettos, and a police state with hidden dictatorial rulers. The three main characters find their way through the impenetrable … Continue reading

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Ashes of the Sun • 2020 • High Fantasy novel by Django Wexler

★★★+☆☆ Synopsis: When they were young children, Maya was separated from her family and from her brother Gyre: one of those single-man-army centarchs of the Twilight Order took her away. Gyre stood ground, but lost an eye, and ever since … Continue reading

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Byzantine Empathy • 2018 • Near Future SF novelette by Ken Liu

★★★★☆ Synopsis: Two strong women fight over the control for charitable donations: Tang Jianwen is an idealistic, emotional activist programmer, distrusting institutions. She created “Empathium”, a cryptocurrency driving a new social blockchain. Her former roomate Sophia Ellis is the Executive … Continue reading

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The Reborn • 2014 • SF novelette by Ken Liu

★★★★★ Synopsis: Earth has been conquered by the alien species Tawnin some 20 years ago. It follows the story of Special Agent Joshua Rennon working for the Tawnin Protection Bureau. He is living with his Tawnin spouse Kai and coupling … Continue reading

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Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders • 2020 • Urban Fantasy novella by Aliette de Bodard

★★★★☆ Synopsis: Lunar New Year festival is approaching in the domain of the Vietnamese dragons. Dragon prince Thuan and his Fallen Angel husband Asmodeus come to this underwater realm to celebrate with the High Court family. Instead, they get entangled … Continue reading

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Maxwell’s Demon • 2012 • Magical realism short story by Ken Liu

★★★★☆ Synopsis: The story follows a young Japanese American physicist Takako who is interned at the Tule Lake concentration camp in 1943. The Americans deport her as a spy back to Japan, where she is engaged by Akiba, the head … Continue reading

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Krieg der Klone – die Trilogie • 2020 • SF Omnibus von John Scalzi

★★★☆☆ Vorab: John Scalzis Siegeszug durch die SF-Welt begann 2005 mit dem ersten Band der Old Man’s War-Serie. Dieser Omnibus enthält auf über 1000 Seiten die ersten drei Romane »Krieg der Klone«, »Geisterbrigaden« und »Die letzte Kolonie«. Genügend Lesefutter für … Continue reading

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