By Phoebe Low Hello friend! Today I’m going to talk paragraph structure, mostly as it applies to description, by doing something I haven’t done since college—close reading! I’ll examine V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic not only because it’s a gem of a book and you should read it and write a review on Conglomerate-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named, […]Read More Building Palaces Out of Paragraphs: Sentence Linkage in V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic
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Geoff Habiger is an author and reviewer who supports other authors in the indie community. Thanks for a great review! Fantasy is probably the most broadly encompassing genre in fiction because you can create so many unique stories in a limitless number of settings. Mix that with the Western genre,…
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up for “market research,” really. What sorts of stories are considered to be “the best” for audiences over the past couple of years? This is a really excellent collection from some of the best […]Read More Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu
Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am one of the authors in this book (Diane Morrison) so I’ll be approaching it from that perspective. I just want to say it was quite the honour to have been included in this lovely book with so […]Read More Book Review: Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett, Sarah Daly, Jamie Lackey, Diane Morrison & Cat Rambo
A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m always up for a good Weird Western, always up for interesting LGBTQ characters, and always up for excellent Canadian science fiction and fantasy. This book fit the bill perfectly! Ed Morrow is a Pinkerton who has been assigned to infiltrate the […]Read More Book Review: A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files
I’m celebrating my Patreon anniversary by making limited-edition Gunsmoke & Dragonfire postcards available to my Patrons during the month of August! These postcards were previously only available to G&D Kickstarter Backers as a reward package! They feature original art by Aaron Siddall our cover illustrator, and three of our authors. Each one is tied to […]Read More Limited Edition Postcards! Join My Patreon AUGUST ONLY!
Delighted to report that it looks like I and about 120 other LGBTQ2+ science fiction authors get to add “#1 Amazon Bestseller” to our bragging rights! “Migration: Queer Sci-Fi 6th Annual Flash Fiction Contest” made number 1 in LGBT Science Fiction on its release day, July 24! My story, “A Weight off Their Shoulders,” is […]Read More Migration: Queer Sci-Fi – #1 Amazon Bestseller!
Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay My rating: 5 of 5 stars Still struggling through with my headache, so not much to do but read. And I wasn’t up to reading anything challenging, so it was a perfect time to carry through with the next Dexter: An Omnibus novel, my guilty pleasure. For those unaware, […]Read More Book Review: Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay My rating: 4 of 5 stars So I’ve been miserably ill with a dislocated neck this past week. It’s been causing the kind of constant and persistent headache that makes it impossible to do anything useful. I can’t write, I can’t edit, and I sure as hell don’t […]Read More Book Review: Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay
Blood Music by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. Basic plot: mad scientist full of his own god-complex is told to shut down his experiment, but he persists anyway, and then THINGS GO HORRIBLY WRONG. Basically, it’s Frankenstein. Except that this is Frankenstein with a […]Read More Book Review: Blood Music by Greg Bear