Tag Archives: Fantasy

The Snow Queen • 1980 • Science Fantasy novel by Joan D. Vinge

I’ve read and reviewed this novel in November 2013. Enjoy the unaltered text copied over from GoodReads. Wow, now look at that cover art by Michael Whelan! This Science Fantasy novel follows the plot line of Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow … Continue reading

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The City & the City • 2009 • Fantasy novel by China Miéville

I’ve read and reviewed this novel in February 2015. Enjoy the unaltered text copied over from GoodReads. I’ve read Perdido Street Station and Embassytown from Miéville. So far I’ve got mixed feelings about his literary ambitions, not every novel seems to suit my needs. … Continue reading

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Among Others • 2011 • Fantasy novel by Jo Walton

I’ve read and reviewed this novel in November 2013. Enjoy the unaltered text copied over from GoodReads. “You are REALLY going to read this book?” My wife pointed at the pink dust cover.“Ahm…” I felt embarassed.“That’s a girl’s book!”Obviously, I … Continue reading

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The Midnight Library • 2020 • Magical Realism Novel by Matt Haig

I had this on my wish list and got it as a birthday present. Resting on the shelf, I picked it up half a year later which is fast for a book on my Mt. TBR.  Only later I found … Continue reading

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The Story of the Stone • 1988 • Fantasy Novel by Barry Hughart

“Ox, what do you smell in the air?” he asked. “Wet earth, pine needles, pork fat, donkey manure, and perfume from Mother Ho’s House of Joy,” I said. “Wrong. You smell destiny,” Master Li said happily. Someone summarized this as … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Time 3: The Dragon Reborn • 1991 • Fantasy Novel by Robert Jordan

My rereading project of the Wheel of Times series rolls on, I’m already in the middle of the fourth book and thought it about time to review The Dragon Reborn.  If you want to track the last reviews, follow these … Continue reading

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A Master of Djinn • 2021 • Steampunk novella by Phenderson Djèlí Clark

Synopsis: It is Cairo, 1912, and the world is different than ours, because supernatural creatures like djinn and angels have entered our dimension forty years ago. Cairo is a modern and lively city as important as London or Paris, where … Continue reading

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2021 Word Fantasy Award Finalists: Novels, Novellas, Short Stories

The 2021 Word Fantasy Awards Finalists have been announced ! The winners will be announced during the World Fantasy Convention, 4.-7.11.2021. I extract only a few categories which are interesting for me. I don’t exactly plan to read through everything. … Continue reading

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The Witness for the Dead • 2021 • Gaslight Fantasy novel by Katherine Addison

Synopsis: Witness for the Dead is set in the same world as the award winning The Goblin Emperor (review) but focuses on a mostly different cast of characters and far outside of the imperial court.  Thara Celehar, a prelate of … Continue reading

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2021 Locus Award Winners: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2021 Locus Awards Winners have been announced! I wanted to review at least the short works, but didn’t make it through. Sorry about that, but cat business got in the way.  Here are all the winners and finalists from … Continue reading

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