“Falling in Love with Hominids” by Nalo Hopkinson

Falling in Love with Homids is a short story collection written by Nalo Hopkinson, an award-winning Canadian/Caribbean fantasy author. Her books have been on my radar for some time now, and when Tachyon Publications offered me a copy of her newest anthology, I was excited to dive right in. The introduction to the collection explainsRead more

8 Fantasy Novels Every Writer Should Read: Guest Post by Kameron Hurley

This guest post is written by Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and its newly released sequel Empire Ascendant. There are an inordinate number of “best of” book lists, but “best” is a tricky thing to define. Does “best” mean the most readable? The most enjoyable? Does “best” mean the one that conformed to allRead more

“The Waterborne Blade” by Susan Murray

The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray is a story of adventure and betrayal set in a medieval/fantasy world.  The story begins with a capital city that’s about to be attacked.  The king asks his best friend, a low-class man named Weaver, to help get his (secretly pregnant) wife Alwenna out of the city, because heRead more

New Acquisitions: 8/24/15

A few weeks ago, I took my first solo vacation with Mike.  Considering that we’ve been together more than six years now it was long overdue!  On our first night away, we went to a pub, sipped some rather nice scotch (God bless suburbia… it was ridiculously inexpensive), and then went to the bookstore, where IRead more

Mini-Review: “Kabu Kabu” by Nnedi Okorafor

kabu kabu

You know that feeling when you read something by an author and then are like “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!” because you’re blown away by these vast and rich worlds that are different that anything you’ve read about in your entire life, and you can’t stop thinking about the stories for weeks?  That’sRead more

New Acquisitions: 4/15/15

New Acquisitions is a feature where I talk about recent books that I’ve purchased, borrowed, won, and/or received for review consideration. All book descriptions are taken from Goodreads. For Review: Oathkeeper by J.F. Lewis This book is a continuation of the series that began with Grudgebearer.  I enjoyed the first book tremendously, and am excited to pickRead more

Halloween Giveaway: “Jackaby” by William Ritter


I accidentally ended up with a duplicate copy of Jackaby by William Ritter, so I’m going to give it away as a Halloween treat to one lucky winner.  It looks like a fantastic fall read!  Here’s a summary of the book from Goodreads: “Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have aRead more

“The Deepest Ocean” by Marian Perera

The Deepest Ocean by Marian Perera is a tale of love, magic, and adventures on the high seas.  Captain Darok Juell is on a top secret mission, and he’s received instructions to bring a secret agent from Seawatch on board.  As a member of Seawatch, Yerena Fin Caller has the magical ability to communicate withRead more