It’s award season ladies and gents and everyone in between! My favorite reading events of the year are starting now. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced this year’s nominee’s for last years best stories. The list looks stupendous this year and I am very much looking forward to reading everything on…… Continue reading 2012 Nebula Nominees Announced!
I’m well behind in my reread of this series, considering the last book came out about a month ago and I’m only on part four of 13! The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Shadow Rising is high on the list of my favorites of the many WOT books.…… Continue reading Book Review – The Shadow Rising, Book 4 in the Wheel of Time
I spend a good chunk of my day reading sci fi/fantasy lit blogs. SF Signal and Fantasy Faction being the primary ones, but I enjoy some John Scalzi and the Book Smugglers on occasion. I get around you know. I’m always on the lookout for new ones and today this came across my feed. The post…… Continue reading A response
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Hogfather is just like santa…except with more pig. On Hogswatch night he flies all over the world in his sleigh drawn by four large pigs and leaves presents for the good little boys and girls of the disc. Except this year the jolly fat…… Continue reading Book Review – Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
I never did finish reading ALL the Hugo and Nebula nominees but luckily I did read this one. It was amazing. A great read that was heartfelt and felt genuine. There are really only touches of the fantastical in this story but they are what makes it work I think. Please read it and enjoy!…… Continue reading Minuscule Review and Link to Ken Liu’s ‘Paper Menagerie’
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn My rating: 3 of 5 stars A fantastical re-imagining of feudal era Japan. The plot is a bit thin and there isn’t much in the way of character development, especially for Kaede the female protagonist. The story revolves around Takeo, a young man rescued by a lord from…… Continue reading Shorty Book Review – Across the Nightingale Floor
Embassytown by China Miéville My rating: 4 of 5 stars At its heart Embassytown is about language. It pulses with ideas and challenges the reader in their attempts to grasp what the hell is going on. Like most of China Mieville’s books this is a hard read. The first 150 pages are all set up…… Continue reading Book Review – Embassytown by China Meiville