“Six-Gun Snow White” by Catherynne Valente

  Six-Gun Snow White combines the mythos of the Wild West with the familiar story of Snow White, crafting a poignant story of what it’s like to be an outsider.  The story begins when Mr. H., a silver baron, coerces a Native American woman named Gun Who Sings to be his wife.  Gun Who SingsRead more

“The Book of Apex” ed. by Lynne Thomas

  The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine, edited by Lynne Thomas, is an anthology of short speculative fiction covering a spectrum of genres including sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.  Today is my review stop on its blog tour, coordinated by Andrea from The The Little Red Reviewer.  Rather than review the entire book,Read more

“Silently and Very Fast” by Catherynne Valente

  I can’t say enough good things about Catherynne Valente.  After reading Deathless, I’ve been trying to read other books.  I’ve been disappointed by most of them, not because they aren’t good, but because no other author is able to live up to Valente’s prose.  It’s exponentially phenomenal. “Silently and Very Fast” is no exception. Read more

“Deathless” by Catherynne M. Valente

  In a city by the sea which was once called St. Petersburg, then Petrograd, then Leningrad, then, much later, St. Petersburg again, there stood a long, thin house on a long, thin street.  By a long, thin window, a child in a pale blue dress and pale green slippers waited for a bird toRead more

June 2012: A Month in Review

June was an exciting month for me, as it marked my attendance of Book Expo America for the first time.  My posts about BEA can be found here: BEA Excursion, the Prologue BEA Excursion, Arrival and The Strand BEA Excursion, Day 1 BEA Excursion, Day 2 BEA Excursion, Day 3 (and special treasures) So I don’t need to buy booksRead more