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Flash Review – Defenders by Will McIntosh

Defenders Will McIntosh Orbit Books Release Date:  May 13, 2014 ISBN 978-0-316-21776-7 Sometimes, after reading so much literary fiction, so much esoteric literature, so much finesse and its various accoutrements, a gal just has to have a helping of good old fashion military science fiction.  Alien invasion!  Plucky resistance!  Mankind battling for survival! Will McIntosh’s […]

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LitStack Review: Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes

Ghost Moth Michèle Forbes Bellevue Literary Press Release Date:  April 16, 2013 ISBN 978-1-934137-60-4 Ghost Moth is a beautifully deceptive book.  It feels light, ethereal, gentle and precious.  Yet it deals with such momentous issues as religious intolerance, infidelity, illness, death.  The truly perilous moments glance by, whereas innocuous times feel fraught with peril.  Innocence […]

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Gimbling in the Wabe – The Simple Power of Words

Words are powerful.  No doubt about that.  Whole civilizations have risen and fallen on the power of words.   Words can move mountains; they have the power to heal, or the power to destroy.  Our ability to communicate through words is part of what makes us human.  But sometimes, their power is much more simple, much […]