LitStack Review: The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge

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The Night Ocean Paul La Farge Penguin Press Release Date:  March 7, 2017 ISBN 978-1-1019-8108-5 I cracked open the cover of Paul La Farge’s novel The Night Ocean in trepidation, because Lovecraftian dark fantasy is not something I actively seek out. I will read a work if it’s considered “Lovecraftian” as long as I have [….]

LitStack Review: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Kij Johnson Tor.com Release Date: August 16, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-9141-4 It’s not often that you have a story where the hero is a middle aged woman. Or one where her fantastical tale is not carried aloft via fighting technique or extraordinary cunning, but due to her past experience of traveling [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Story Unto Themselves

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Recently, I’ve started helping out at LitStack with their new “Literary Birthday” feature, where from Monday – Friday, a small blurb announces a little something about a writer whose birthday occurs on that day.  It’s been fun doing a tiny bit of research on lots of authors, poets, journalists, and other writers that I never [….]