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 Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

And my final book of the year – a present to myself for finishing my reading challenge! I picked something I figured I’d enjoy and be able to plough through, something that definitely felt like a reward. And huzzah, I … Continue reading

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Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir

I loved it. This is about the fourth draft of this post, trying to find some vaguely amusing way of starting it, but honestly, cutting right to it – this book is fucking phenomenal. I kept coming across it on … Continue reading

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Exhalation – Ted Chiang

I adored Stories of Your Life and Others. And it wasn’t just because Story of Your Life is both brilliant and perfectly designed to appeal to me (although that is true). I felt a connection or a sympathy or a fascination for several … Continue reading

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Monstress Vol. 4: The Chosen – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda

Gonna be a short one. Tl;dr version – still amazing, still beautiful, still fascinating. Storywise, I think they’re doing a great job of balancing providing answers and asking more questions. They haven’t got into the soggy middle-ground of keeping on … Continue reading

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The Mythic Dream – edited by Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe

It’s been aaages since I read a short story collection, but what better way to draw me back than a bunch of authors I think are great writing their takes on myths? I mean, how better were you going to … Continue reading

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Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

Something of a change of pace. This one was a book club book, for our theme “literary authors doing SFF”. I nominated it, so entirely my fault, but I’m not certain in hindsight I’d have picked it for that theme. … Continue reading

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Children of Earth and Sky – Guy Gavriel Kay

In a shock twist, GGK can still write beautiful stories that make people, especially this person, deeply sad about big, grand themes and also about little individual lives. This time with a lot of references harking back to his previous … Continue reading

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