Author Archives: readerofelse

About readerofelse

A student of a redundant, useless and thoroughly interesting subject and reader of many books, particularly fantasy, science fiction and plenty else besides.

Dawnspell – Katharine Kerr

And we’re back to the sweary Celts. I’m just enjoying how thoroughly readable this series is (and not just because it’s helping me claw my way back to being on target with my reading goal*). It’s so restful, especially after … Continue reading

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A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine

Holy shit. I mean really, holy shit this one was good. I was sold it as “like Ann Leckie and Iain M. Banks” and when people say that kind of thing to you? You just go “sure, sure” and mentally … Continue reading

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Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Final Nebula nominee, and with time to spare. Go me. But I’m going to cut to the conclusion on this one a little bit – honestly, it also just wasn’t great. Not terrible, not objectionable, not hate-worthy or awful. Just… … Continue reading

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The Calculating Stars – Mary Robinette Kowal

Penultimate Nebula! So close! The finish line nears! And it’s another meh one… great. This one was frustrating – I loved the idea behind it, and was really glad to read a novel about it… I just was completely underwhelmed … Continue reading

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Blackfish City – Sam J. Miller

And back to the Nebulas, so I can actually finish (and blog) before the winner is announced. This year, I definitely will! I’m reading the last one as we speak (ssh, yes I am a blogpost behind). Aaaaand I was … Continue reading

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Unquiet Women – Max Adams

I’ve actually been reading this for a while, but it’s a very pretty hardback I’ve not wanted to ruin by carrying around in my bag, so it’s been something I’ve been dipping in and out of at home, rather than … Continue reading

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Darkspell – Katharine Kerr

… why yes I did read the sequel only a couple of books later, why do you ask? I just… really wanted to read some more fantasy trash, ok? I may or may not have been avoiding some of the … Continue reading

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