Archiv der Kategorie: Fantasy

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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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 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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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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The Crane Method • 2011 • Magical realism short story by Ian R. MacLeod

★★+ Summary: Professor Crane made a nuisance of himself in Oxford University of 1928: He steals the outcomes of his students‘ research in Anglo-Saxon history. One of his students wants to beat his professor and be famous for the discovery … Weiterlesen

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The Prayer of Ninety Cats • 2013 • Dark Fantasy novelette by Caitlín R. Kiernan

★★★ Summary: You are a movie enthusiast, paid for reviewing a restored black and white fantasy film featuring the Blood Countess.  This time, she is not a vampire but a witch, and you have to ignore your surrounding and suppress your … Weiterlesen

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The Least of the Deathly Arts • 2012 • Fantasy short story by Kat Howard

★★+ Summary: Shadow Scholars lecture on memorial architecture in the City of Nyx, Death himself wanders around, but Scholar Noir isn’t interested in his poetry. Review: I loved the setting and Death’s personality. But I despised the poems. Not that they … Weiterlesen

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2016 Nebula Winners Announced: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2016 Nebula Award Winners have been announced! Here are the Winners: Novel: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Novella: ★★★★ • Every Heart a Doorway • magical realism novelly by Seanan McGuire • review Novelette: The Long Fall Up, William … Weiterlesen

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