Category Archives: Fantasy

Posts relating to fantasy books.
“fantasy” can refer to anything clearly SFF but not obviously able to fit into any particular box.

The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood

Well. This was very very interesting indeed. No, really. I’m using “interesting” honestly here. And I think it’s the best adjective for the book… far more than “gripping” or any of the adjectives I might usually go for. Oh, and … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

Another book club book, though one that had been vaguely on my radar for a while anyway. It’s not made it to any of the awards I’m reading or anything, but it just… kept cropping up. All over the place. … Continue reading

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Pretty Deadly Vol. 2 – Deconnick, Rios, Bellaire and Cowles

I am definitely not trying to bump my stats in my reading challenge by reading a graphic novel next, especially as I’m behind my target. That’s not a thing I would do. And I mean, I’m not really. I would … Continue reading

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Borderline – Mishell Baker

And the last of the Nebulas, admittedly somewhat late. Especially given that I now know who won. I got somewhat bogged down in reading┬áThe Dark Forest, and so managed to get about a month behind. But I’ve been looking forward … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb

So. Robin Hobb. We meet again. I have something of a history with Robin Hobb. If you’d asked me who my least favourite author was at any point between the age of 14 and the age of… 24, say, I’d … Continue reading

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The Obelisk Gate – N. K. Jemisin

Shockingly, I didn’t go into this one with high expectations. Sure its prequel, The Fifth Season, won the Hugo last year, but I was not exactly its heartiest supporter. In brief, I thought the writing itself was competent and an … Continue reading

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Everfair – Nisi Shawl

The Nebula readathon continues! Though now we’ve entered the murky territory of “things I didn’t really want to read”. Which… I might have to recant on this one a little bit. It’s complicated. I will admit though, I didn’t like … Continue reading

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