LitStack Review: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Ghost Talkers Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books Release Date:  August 16, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-7825-5 Mary Robinette Kowal is the absolute queen of historical speculative fiction. First, in her Glamourist Histories series, she invokes Regency England but with a twist – her England includes an elegant magic, known as “glamour”, which allows a practitioner to reach [….]

Flash Review – Life After Life

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Life After Life Kate Atkinson Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  March 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-17648-4 On a cold, snowy English night in 1910, a stillborn baby is born to upper middle class Sylvie and Hugh Todd.  They name her Ursula.  On the same night, little Ursula Todd is born with an umbilical cord wrapped [….]

LitStack Review: Weather Child by Philippa Ballantine

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Weather Child: The Awakened Epoch, Book One Philippa Ballantine Imagine That! Studios Release Date: March 1, 2014 ISBN: 978-0615953489 From the opening lines of Philippa Ballantine’s new work, Weather Child, I was entranced.  The setting and action was about as far away from my own recognizable experience as one can get:  looking in at a [….]