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 [….]

LitStack Review: No One Could Have Guessed the Weather by Anne-Marie Casey

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No One Could Have Guessed the Weather Anne-Marie Casey Amy Einhorn Books First Edition: June 13, 2013 ISBN 978-0399160219 When asked to name a social network, most people would probably say Facebook, Twitter or  perhaps reddit.  A few may even mention MySpace or Google+.  Right now, when I think “social network,” I think of Anne-Marie [….]

The Absent Woman by Marlene Lee

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The Absent Woman Marlene Lee Holland House Books First Edition: April 20, 2013 ISBN 978-1-909374-40-9 If there’s one demographic that is under-represented in fictional female leads, it’s middle-aged women with school-aged children.  Add in to that a woman who does not have custody of the children in the demise of a marriage, and the list [….]