Archiv der Kategorie: Fantasy

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 by Seanan McGuire Novelette: The Long Fall Up, William Ledbetter (F&SF 5-6/16) Short Story: ★★★ • Seasons of … Weiterlesen

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White Lines on a Green Field • 2011 • Magical Realism novelette by Catherynne M. Valente

★★ Summary: Coyote is the legendary trickster god. Here, he knocks up all cheerleaders, and wins all football matches as a quarter back. Review: I didn’t care – neither for the teenage sex, nor for the American Football scenery, nor for any … Weiterlesen

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Tanglefoot • 2008 • Steampunk novelette by Cherie Priest

★★★ Summary: In a sanitarium of 1880, young Edwin helps the formerly ingenious Dr. Archibald Smeeks who is now slowly slipping into dementia. Ed takes the Doctor’s spare parts and builds a clockwork doll, declares it as best friend. Things get slowly creepy, as the … Weiterlesen

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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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