Why Do People Read Bad Books?

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Recently I’ve been reading What Makes This Book So Great, by Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Jo Walton.  In it, she takes various essays regarding the science fiction/fantasy genre originally blogged on Tor.com, and incorporates them under a single cover.  It’s a fascinating read from a well versed and extremely well read woman who [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – To Be a Rising Ape

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I’d rather be a rising ape than a falling angel. ~ Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett died on Thursday.  A man who was a prolific writer, a creator of one of the most well realized fantasy worlds in our collective consciousness, a satirist who wrote not only with humor and intelligence, but also, apparently, with anger; [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Why Do People Read Bad Books?

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Recently I’ve been reading What Makes This Book So Great, a gathering of essays by Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Jo Walton.  In it, she takes various topics regarding the science fiction and fantasy genre on which she blogged about at Tor.com, and incorporates them as essays under a single cover.  It’s a fascinating [….]

(Sci-Fi/Fantasy) Books We Can’t Wait to Read – Spring, 2014

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Well, Litstackers, it doesn’t look like winter is going to hurry on its way. For most of the country, the frigid temperatures and icy streets will be sticking around for a while (yes, even here in the humid south, if you can believe it). What better way to warm up the cold, cold endless nights [….]

YA Books That May or May Not Be YA

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For the past fifteen years or so, Young Adult fiction has surged in both popularity and substance. Long gone are the Sweet Valley Highs and Nancy Drews of the genre. Instead, addiction, mythical, feminist heroes and unrelenting poetic voice has been ushered into the pages of novels targeted at teens. Sure, these are books intended [….]

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 [….]