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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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The Wheel of Time 2: The Great Hunt • 1990 • Fantasy Novel by Robert Jordan

My rereading project of the Wheel of Times series passed another milestone when I finished the second volume “The Great Hunt” together with my daughter as a buddy read. If you want to track back my other two monthly progress … Continue reading

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Black Water Sister • 2021 • Urban Fantasy novel by Zen Cho

Synopsis: Jessamyn just graduated from Harvard but didn’t manage to find a real job, yet. She moves with her parents back to Malaysia where they live in a relative’s home. She starts to hear a voice in her head, claiming … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again • 2018 • Magical realism novelette by Zen Cho

Synopsis: Byam is an imugi, an ugly, earthbound proto-Dragon from Korean folklore. The story starts with the very day at which he’s supposed to transform to a glorious dragon after a thousand years of meditation and training.  The chapter’s title … Continue reading

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The Cryptid • 2021 • Fantasy novelette by Emil Hjörvar Petersen

Synopsis: Nyradur Njalsson is a cryptozoologist, searching for a mythological snake in Iceland’s Lagar River. Aldis, a dwarf helps her with her copper-red submarine.  This is her last chance to get a proof of the snake. Her equipment is getting … Continue reading

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Sorrowland • 2021 • Superhero novel by Rivers Solomon

Synopsis: Vern is a pregnant Black teenage woman somewhere in the East of U.S.A. She flees from the repressive religious Cainite sect into the wild where she lives self-sustained from the woods. Her strength and endurance is remarkable, slightly supernatural … Continue reading

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The Tomato Thief • 2016 • Magical realism novelette by Ursula Vernon

Synopsis: Grandma Harken is back, after the issue with the Jackalope Wives. She lives alone on the edge of the desert, because that’s were the tomatoes grow best. She can hardly wait for this season’s ripe tomatoes, laid out on … Continue reading

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

The 2021 Locus Awards Finalists have been announced ! They’ve been voted by anyone on an open public ballot. There is no final round of voting, and the winners will be announced at 26.06.2021. I extract only a few categories … Continue reading

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