LitStack Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

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Fortune’s Pawn Rachel Bach Orbit Books Release Date: November 5, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-316-22111-5 In fiction, as in life, there is a fine line between the ridiculous and the sublime.  This is especially true in the fantasy and science fiction realm, because a scifi/fantasy author must build something at least somewhat recognizable out of an alien [….]

Speculative Fiction Sucker Punches, Part 2 – The Left Hook: Uber Leetness*

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So if the right hook in Speculative Fiction Sucker Punches is convenient magic (as discussed in my earlier essay), what would the left hook be?  Something that, on its own might merely daze, but combined with that right hook, could very well bring about a KO – which for the other person in the ring, [….]