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LitStack Review: Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

Miranda and Caliban Jacqueline Carey Tor Books Release Date:  February 14, 2017 IBSN 978-0-7653-9704-1 As a student of Shakespeare, I became familiar with the incredible complexity of many of the Bard’s characters, enlivened by diverse and imaginative interpretations. But some characters are problematic; inchoate, yet peevish if over-analyzed. Ophelia, for example, or Jaques in As […]

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LitStack Review: The Vagrant by Peter Newman

The Vagrant Peter Newman Harper Voyager Release Date:  April 2015 ISBN 978-0-007593-0-88 The Vagrant is a very interesting book.  No, no, hear me out.  I don’t mean “interesting” because I’m casting around to find something nice to say, and “interesting” is a pretty safe word to do that.  I mean, “interesting” in that, although it […]

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LitStack Review: High Stakes – A Wild Cards Novel edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass

High Stakes:  A Wild Cards Novel George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass, editors Tor Books Release Date:  August 30, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-3562-3 In 1983, author George R. R. Martin was given a birthday gift:  SuperWorld, a roleplaying game. For two years, he and his Albuquerque gaming circle obsessed over building characters that then […]

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LitStack Review: The Nature of a Pirate by A. M. Dellamonica

The Nature of a Pirate A. M. Dellamonica Tor Books Release Date:  December 6, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-3451-0 In book three of the Hidden Sea Tales trilogy, we are reunited with San Francisco marine videographer Sophie Hansa and her continuing quest to unravel the mystery of Stormwrack, the world that might exist alongside ours, but might […]

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LitStack Review: The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler

The Burning Light Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler Tor.com Release Date:  November 1, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-9086-8 New York City. The future. Manhattan is flooded, some buildings still tenable, but many abandoned, rusted and moldy, full of squatters and junkies. Transport moves via watercraft. Worldwide, humanity relies on mind-linking networks to communicate. And then there […]