2016 Chesley Awards Winners Announced

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Last week, the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) announced the winners for the 2016 Chesley Awards during MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, Missouri.  Established in 1985, the Chesley Awards recognize individual artistic works and achievements during a given year. The nominees for, and winners of, [….]

LitStack Review: The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood

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The Summer Dragon – First Book of the Evertide Todd Lockwood DAW Books Release Date:  May 3, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7564-0833-6 I first noticed Todd Lockwood as the artist who created such amazing illustrations for Marie Brennan’s “A Natural History of Dragons” series.  The cover artwork alone instantly established the sense of antiquity and nobility present [….]

Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh

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Twisted Fairy Tales Maura McHugh Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. First Edition: February 1, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0764165887 —♦— If you like your fairy tales to be more aligned with the Brothers Grimm than Disney, then do I have a gorgeous, entertaining book for you.  Maura McHugh has taken twenty traditional fairy tales, some familiar and some less [….]

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

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A Natural History of Dragons Marie Brennan TOR Books First Edition:  February 5, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-3196-0 — ♦ — What a wonderful flight of fancy! Marie Brennan’s newest work, A Natural History of Dragons, is a delightful blend of Victoriana, fantasy and archaic science at its best.  Told as the memoir of renowned dragon scholar [….]