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Sunday, September 25, 2016

11:40AM - Guest post

Rowena Cory Daniells has a guest post in my other blog: https://mervih.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/celebrating-the-obscure-and-interesting/

I've enjoyed her epic fantasy books a lot

Saturday, September 24, 2016

3:38PM - Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

A stand-alone time travel story.
Publication year: 2014
Format: Audio
Running time: 12 hours and 8 minutes
Narrator: Peter Kenny
Publisher: Redhook
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:07PM - Tanya Huff: Fifth Quarter

Technically the second book in the series, but doesn’t have any of the first book’s characters.

Publication year: 1995
Format: print
Page count: 416
Publisher: Daw
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

11:42PM - John Helfers ed.: Fiction River: Visions of the Apocalypse

A short story collection about… the end of the world.
Publication year: 2016
Format: ebook, epub
Page count: 252
Publisher: WMG publishing
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Friday, September 16, 2016

2:31PM - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Serial

Collects CSI: Crime Investigation – Serial issues 1-5.
Writer: Max Allan Collins
Artist: Gabriel Rodriquez, Ashely Wood
Forensic Research, Plot Assist: Matthew V. Clemens
Publisher: Titan Books
Publishing year: 2004
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

11:08AM - Tanya Huff: Sing the Four Quarters

A fantasy book with a bard as the main character. It’s technically first in a series but the next book has different characters and is set in a different country.

Publication year: 1994
Format: print
Page count: 410
Publisher: Daw
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Sunday, September 11, 2016


Happy birthday, dr_a_nightfall!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

7:20PM - Allyson Longueira ed.: Fiction River Presents: The Unexpected

Reprints some of the funniest stories from Fiction River.

Publication year: 2016
Format: ebook, epub
Page count: 146
Publisher: WMG publishing
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

5:59PM - Jim C. Hines: Codex Born

The second in the fantasy series Magic Ex Libris set in modern times. And with magic that needs books!
Publication year: 2013
Format: Audio
Running time: 10 hours and 59 minutes
Narrator: David DeVries
Publisher: DAW
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Monday, September 5, 2016


Happy birthday, pdlloyd!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

4:09PM - Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library

Fantasy book about a spy/librarian who works for the Library which has access points to many alternate worlds. To get books!
Publication year: 2016
Format: print
Page count: 329
Publisher: TOR
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Happy birthday, phil_boswell!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

2:39PM - R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI

September has started and it's time to enjoy R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge, hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.

Welcome to R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI.
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Friday, September 2, 2016

12:07PM - Fiction River at Kickstarter

Fiction River's second subscription drive is live at Kickstarter.

Check it out if you like short stories.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

10:24PM - S. C. Flynn: Children of the Different

A stand-alone fantasy book set in post-Apocalyptic Australia.

Publication year: 2016
Format: epub ebook
Page count: 194
Publisher: The Hive
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

9:23PM - Nightcrawler vol. 2: Reborn

Collects Nightcrawler issues 7-12.
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artists: Todd Nauck
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

11:45PM - Nightcrawler vol. 1: Homecoming

Collects Nightcrawler issues 1-6.
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artists: Jamie McKelvie, Todd Nauck
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Thursday, August 25, 2016


Happy birthday, heron61!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

5:45PM - Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood ed.: Women in Practical Armor

A short story collection about women who fight, one way or another. Not all of the stories have fighting in them, though. Also, some of the stories include non-hetero characters.
Publication year: 2016
Format: pdf ebook
Page count: 316
Publisher: Evil Girlfriend Press

The collection has three stories with female smiths, which was great; I think I’ve only read about one or two before. The women in these stories are practical and level-headed. They’re warriors who are used to danger. A couple of stories have retired women which was also delightful; they’re also too rare in fantasy. I enjoyed all of the stories.

All of these worlds have equality between sexes and that makes sense. Women and men fight side by side in these armies and women aren’t challenged because of their gender. That was really refreshing. Two stories even have female gladiators. I know that the Roman arenas had female gladiators but they’re hardly ever mentioned.

The stories vary greatly in mood. A couple of them are funny, a few heart-breaking, most are intense and exciting and explore the main character well. Most of them have magic, in one way or another. The most melancholy story is the first one from Judith Tarr.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

3:11PM - Mikkel Birkegaard: The Library of Shadows

I read the Finnish translation Libri di Lucan arvoitus (The mystery of Libri di Luca). It’s a standalone Danish mystery with supernatural elements: some people have magical powers which are used through reading out loud!
Publication year of the Finnish translation: 2005
Translator: Katriina Huttunen
Format: print
Page count: 439
Publisher of the Finnish translation: WSOY
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