Reinventing Shakespeare: Why His Stories Are Timeless

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I often wonder what Shakespeare would think of his legacy. It would be difficult to imagine what ambitions he had when he began his writing career. Eternal fame, legendary status was, perhaps, not on his bucket list. To say Shakespeare has become immortal through his sonnets and plays would be a slight on the truth. [….]

Flash Review: Jacaranda by Cherie Priest

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Jacaranda Cherie Priest Subterranean Press Release Date:  January 31, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59606-684-7 When are we going to learn?  You don’t use ancient artifacts as household decorations, you don’t plow over native burial grounds, and, as Cherie Priest so articulately shows us, you don’t cut down a jacaranda tree that honors the dead and has been [….]

LitStack Review: ‘Dawn’s Early Light’ by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

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Dawn’s Early Light (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences) Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris Ace Release Date: 3/25/14 ISBN – 10: 0425267318 Working for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, one sees innumerable technological wonders. But even veteran agents Braun and Books are unprepared for what the electrifying future holds… After being ignominiously shipped out of England following [….]

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling Tor Books First Edition: 3/19/13 ISBN 978-0-7653-3227-1 Take 19 established and talented writers.  Give them the chance to craft stories full of fantasy, magic, gaslight, alternate history and/or visceral horror.  Mix in a Victorian-era mindset and a nod to lingering folklore, with perhaps [….]