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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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We are Satellites • 2021 • Near Future SF novel by Sarah Pinsker

Synopsis: Teacher Val and political staffer Julie are mothers of two children, David and Sophie. They live at a time when a new technology is becoming nearly mandatory for everyone: A brain implant, the Pilot, enhances the ability to multitask. … Continue reading

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Rereading the Wheel of Time – Progress Report 3

About the project A buddy read with my daughter: Rereading the Wheel of Time series, one chapter every other day plus talking about it. That’s partly motivated by the upcoming Amazon Prime TV series, and my daughter’s fascination with Brandon … Continue reading

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The Prestige • 1995 • SF Fantasy Horror novel by Christopher Priest

Synopsis: Two world-class prestidigitators feud each other in fin-de-siècle London. Rupert Angier is a disinherited aristocrat starting his career with lucrative séances for grieving families. Alfred Borden is his opponent, a creative working-class magician frustrated by Angier’s unethical exploitations.  The rivalry … Continue reading

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Black Sun • 2020 • High Fantasy novel by Rebecca Roanhorse

First sentence: Today he would become a god. His mother had told him so. Synopsis: The novel starts with a pitch perfect chapter describing the ceremonial blinding and carving of young Serapio by his mother. A strong and harsh impression … Continue reading

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Ammonite • 1992 • Planetary Romance by Nicola Griffith

Synopsis: Ammonite follows anthropologist Marghe Taishan as representative of a government agency to planet Jeep. The planet has been colonized centuries ago, but contact was lost, but should be recolonized now. A military expedition has been sent there, but soon, … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Time 1: The Eye of the World • 1990 • Fantasy Novel by Robert Jordan

My rereading project of the Wheel of Times series passed a milestone when I finished the first volume “The Eye of the World”. Reading a chapter every other day as a buddy read with my daughter didn’t do this book … Continue reading

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The Two-Faced Queen • 2021 • Fantasy novel by Nick Martell

Synopsis: This is the second novel of Nick Martell’s Legend of the Mercenary Kings series, sequel to last year’s The Kingdom of Liars (review). Main protagonist Michael Kingman escaped his death once more under the protection of the Orbis Mercenary … Continue reading

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The Conductors • 2021 • Urban Fantasy novel by Nicole Glover

Adding magic to Underground Railroad (a system of secret routes and helpers to help slaves to escape to free states) conductors sounds like an awesome idea. Main protagonist Henrietta wields powerful celestial magic, the zodiacal signs like Ursa Minor, the … Continue reading

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The Summer Tree • 1984 • Fantasy novel by Guy Gavriel Kay

Five Canadian students are thrown into the magical land Fionavar threatened by a god. Each one shows heroism in different ways. This start of the Fionavar-trilogy feels like a template mashup of Silmarillion, Zelazny’s Amber series and Wheel of Time … Continue reading

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