LitStack Review: Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman

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Brother’s Ruin Industrial Magic, Book #1 Emma Newman Tor.com Release Date:  March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-9396-8 It’s probably not politically correct to illustrate something literary by using a television reference, but I couldn’t help but think what a wonderful TV pilot Emma Newman’s first book in her Industrial Magic series, Brother’s Ruin, would make. This [….]

Author Guy Gavriel Kay Appointed to the Order of Canada

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Fantasy and historical fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay is being honored with an appointment to the Order of Canada – that country’s second highest civilian honor.  The Order recognizes the achievement of outstanding merit or distinguished service by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavor.  [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Speculative Fiction

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NASA’s successful Curiosity rover landing got us thinking about great SciFi or “speculative” fiction. These are the stories so convincing in their descriptive worlds that sometimes we forget they are set on other planets or in a time separate from our own. Of course, not all speculative fiction concerns outer space and realms of varying [….]