LitStack Review: Borderline by Mishell Baker

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Borderline Mishell Baker Saga Press Release Date:  March 1, 2016 ISBN 978-1-4814-5306-6 How to write a kick ass novel: 1) Create a main character that is flawed but grudgingly admirable; maybe have her be a double amputee due to a botched suicide attempt that puts her in a psychiatric center.  Give her a diagnosed borderline [….]

LitStack Flash Review – Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell

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Witches of Lychford Paul Cornell Tor.com Release Date:  September 8, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-8523-9 The first look might throw you.  Witches of Lychford is not a large book – only 133 reading pages – but author Paul Cornell, a veteran of writing for comic books and Doctor Who novels, knows how to pack a punch in [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Will and Me

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My kids owe their lives to William Shakespeare.  No, really, they do.  But let me back up a bit. I’m not sure when I first became aware of William Shakespeare.  No doubt I read a play or two in high school  – “Romeo and Juliet”, probably, maybe “King Lear” or “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – [….]

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling Tor Books First Edition: 3/19/13 ISBN 978-0-7653-3227-1 Take 19 established and talented writers.  Give them the chance to craft stories full of fantasy, magic, gaslight, alternate history and/or visceral horror.  Mix in a Victorian-era mindset and a nod to lingering folklore, with perhaps [….]

Author Interview with Hugo Winner Jo Walton

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Jo Walton is a Welsh-Canadian fantasy and science fiction writer and poet. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002 and the World Fantasy award for her novel Tooth and Claw in 2004. Her novel Ha’penny was a co-winner of the 2008 Prometheus Award. Her novel Lifelode won the 2010 [….]

Among Others by Jo Walton

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Among Others Jo Walton Tor Books First Edition: January 2011 ISBN 978-0-7653-3172-4 Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel — ♦ — It has been a long term tenet of mine that within every one of us lies a story.  Or, as author Neil Gaiman states [….]