LitStack Review: The Dinosaur Knights by Victor Milán

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The Dinosaur Knights Victor Milán Tor Books Release Date:  July 5, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-3297-4 If the battle of Pelennor Fields number among some of your favorite scenes in JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, or if you are gripped by George RR Martin’s warfare in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” epic fantasy [….]

LitStack Review – The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán

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The Dinosaur Lords Victor Milán Tor Release Date:  July 28, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-3296-7 In the Author’s Note that begins The Dinosaur Lords, Victor Milán cautions his readers:  “This world […] isn’t Earth.  It wasn’t Earth.  It won’t ever be Earth.”  Then he adds, “All else is possible…” He should just come out and say it:  [….]

Speculative Fiction Sucker Punches, Part 3 – Upper Cuts, Body Punches and Haymakers

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So we’ve covered convenient magic and uber leetness as speculative fiction sucker punches; the right hook and left hook, respectively.  Now we’re going to bring it on home. A strong corollary to the uber heroine is the female character written by a man who is clueless about women.  So many good male fantasy fiction writers just [….]