Gimbling in the Wabe – Tangible Authors

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I am an extremely lucky person.  At times when I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I would even say that I am blessed. I live in an existence where I am surrounded by books.  I own books, I can download books electronically, I have a library nearby where I can not only check out books but [….]

LitStack Review: What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton

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What Makes This Book So Great Jo Walton Tor Release Date:  January 21, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-3193-9 Between 2008 and 2011, Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Jo Walton (Among Others) wrote a blog hosted on Tor.com, wherein she discussed various topics within her chosen genre of science fiction/fantasy.  Being a prolific reader throughout her entire [….]

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black Little, Brown Books Release Date:  September 3, 2013 ISBN:  978-0-31621-310-3 Now THIS is what a vampire tale should be.  Forget that it’s written for young audiences; the story and issues the characters have to deal with are timeless and applicable to all ages.  Forget that it has an [….]

Me, Clarion West, and a Shark Named Sandina

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It was July, 2012; I was in a living room in Seattle, hunched over my netbook, trying desperately to finish a short story that was due that night. I was having a difficult time with the story for a number of reasons. It dealt with a particularly difficult subject, and I was worried that I [….]