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Paladin’s Grace – T. Kingfisher

My short review is simply: It’s like Terry Pratchett wrote Dragon Age fanfic for a female-gaze audience. My long review obviously has a lot more words. Comparing things to Terry Pratchett is… not something I do lightly. I know it … Continue reading

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Who’s the Best Sword Doofus?

I’ve been reading (bingeing) some of Ursula Vernon’s books written as T. Kingfisher. I’ve not really been in a mood to read anything taxing, recently, and they’ve slotted beautifully into “comforting fun” reads – I hesitate to call them “trash” … Continue reading

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Harrow the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir

Alix E. Harrow provided the most accurate possible summary of Harrow the Ninth (henceforth simply Harrow) with the following gif: Here does not endeth the review, because I clearly like the sound of my own voice enough to have a blog, but … Continue reading

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Pet – Akwaeke Emezi

This one was… difficult to rate. My normal policy is to rate a book what I think of it as I, as I am now, come to it in the moment I read it. I don’t rate for “if I’d … Continue reading

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Voting in the Hugos 2020

Weirdly, the first year I actually vote in the Hugos, I haven’t actually read all the novels. Pandemic has had a weird effect on my reading habits. But still, I read all the short fiction and nearly all the graphic … Continue reading

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Desdemona and the Deep – C. S. E. Cooney

Only a novella, but hey, I’m dragging myself back into reading things, so I’ll take what works. I can’t actually remember who made me aware of this one, but I bought it on a whim a month or so ago, … Continue reading

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate – Becky Chambers

I’m voting in the Hugos this year – very exciting stuff. As such, I’d intended to wait until I voted (and had read all I was going to read, which I admit, I’m leaving a bit up to the wire) … Continue reading

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E. Harrow

It has been over a month since my last blog post. This is not because I’m running behind – for once – as I’m typing this the day I finished my next book. This… only tends to happen when I’m … Continue reading

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Fire with Fire – Charles E. Gannon

And so, inauspiciously, I begin the Nebula novel nominee read. The slate for this year is as follows: A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine (already read) Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir (already read) Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia … Continue reading

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A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine (reread)

This is a post for people who’ve already read the book, without question. But it’s also not really a post for anyone at all, except myself. If you’re interested in my more general thoughts, I posted about it when I … Continue reading

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