The Summer Magic Fantasy Group Giveaway is just one of the many great giveaways going on this month. ‘Tis the weekend for free giveaways, so here are links to the various giveaways I’m participating in right now, with suggestions for other books you might also want to check out. Some of you might be asking […]
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Okay, so I’m done, I’m absolutely, completely done with posting about Arkady Babchenko–for now. No doubt I’ll rant about it further again soon. Someone asked me if I felt personally betrayed or just upset by the situation, and I had to say: both. My personal acquaintance with Arkady is so slight that I certainly don’t […]
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Yes! It’s that time already! B2BCyCon is here once again, and stuffed to the gills with exciting activities, not to mention more books than you can shake a stick at! Links are below: Come by the CyberConvention Fairgrounds on Goodreads Visit the main site here And while you’re there, a vote for The Breathing Sea […]
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Goodness! Is Maslenitsa week already almost over? I guess that means that spring is almost here! Of course, in parts of the world early “spring” looks, or at least looked, a lot like this: While down here where I’m currently living, I’m pleased to say that the daffodils burst into bloom yesterday, and this time […]
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Excited to say that The Breathing Sea I, along with a number of other fine works, has been named a finalist in the Golden Book Award Contest! It is also up for the Readers’ Choice Award, so if you’ve read it and feel like voting for it, you can here. And of course, the Ultimate […]
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Hi All! First a reminder that today is the LAST day to get a bunch of free fantasy books, stories, and previews (including mine) in the Fantasy Books for Fantasy Lovers Giveaway (link here): And, after weeks of agonizing labor, I astonished myself by producing the (beautiful, if I do say so myself) paperback version […]
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Strata Terry Pratchett Before there was the Discworld, there was “Strata,” the story of a company that builds planets. Including, it turns out, a strange flat planet out in the middle of nowhere… It’s a bit hard to review “Strata” in a meaningful way, because it both prefigures the Discworld novels, and stands in inevitable […]
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Under Orders Dick Francis As one of the last acts in the twilight of his career, Dick Francis took his favorite character, Sid Halley, out for one last race. Things have changed a bit since Sid Halley first appeared, back in 1965. As part of the time warp I mentioned in one of my earlier […]
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Odds Against Dick Francis In “Odds Against,” Francis’s fourth fictional outing, he takes a decidedly darker turn. Although not lacking in evil villains, both “Dead Cert” and “For Kicks” had a strong aspect of glamorous wish fulfillment, and so, in its own way, did “Nerve.” Alan, Rob, and Daniel all had tough times, sure, but […]
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For Kicks Dick Francis In “For Kicks” Francis continues to demonstrate the mastery of the horse-thriller genre he established in “Nerve.” Even more so than “Nerve,” “For Kicks” is slightly bizarre, unrealistic wish fulfillment, but that in no way diminishes its charm–in fact, it is one of the key factors in its charm. Who doesn’t […]
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