Monthly Archives: July 2011

Review: The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss – Enter to Win Signed Books!

Kingkiller Chronicles reviewed by Heather Magaw. See below for special giveaway. Title: The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) Author: Patrick Rothfuss Publisher: DAW Trade Print Ed: Reprint edition – April 7, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0756405892 Details: 672 Pages … Continue reading

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Special Review: Ghost Story (Dresden Files, No. 13) by Jim Butcher

HOME / CHICAGO / AFTER DEATH NOTICES / SPOILERS* Wizard City Tribune Harry Dresden Is Dead and Kickin’ by Erin Underwood July 26, 2011 CHICAGO – Harry Dresden, Chicago’s resident wizard-for-hire, has been reported missing and is suspected dead. Dresden … Continue reading

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Review: Fractal Despondency by Trent Zelezny

Author: Trent Zelazny Publisher: Black Curtain Press Print Ed: June 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1617203909 Details: 76 Pages | Paperback | $6.99 ~ Publisher’s Blurb: Was she an angel from above, or a walking time bomb of doom? His life having crumbled, … Continue reading

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Supernatural Noir – Enter to Win a Signed Copy!

Award winning editor Ellen Datlow is giving away 5 (YES! FIVE!) signed copies of her new anthology Supernatural Noir. The copies will be signed by Ellen Datlow and several of the contributing authors including Gregory Frost, Jeffrey Ford, John Langan, Rick Bowes, … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica & Bambering with the BBC

BBC America is one of my favorite television stations. Their programming is always top notch with shows like Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures and more. Recently, they aired the entire series of Star Trek The Next Generation, and … Continue reading

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The Naked City Reading at Porter Square Books & Contest!

When I’m wearing my fan-girl hat, I love attending author events like the Naked City reading hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Attending readings like this gives you the chance to *hear* the author’s voice in a way that … Continue reading

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Growing Up YA Lit-Style: A Personal Essay

Ilsa J. Bick, MD, a child psychologist and YA author, recently published an article on the Hunger Mountain site in which she responds to a pair of essays by Meghan Cox Gurdon, Children’s Reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, who … Continue reading

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Review: Water to Burn by Katharine Kerr

Author: Katharine Kerr Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Print Date: August 02, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0756406912 Details: 336 pages | Paperback | $7.99 ~ In Water to Burn, the second Nola O’Grady Novel, Katharine Kerr hits the page with a well written story that takes off from … Continue reading

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Nominees for the 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards

The nominees for the 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced and the slate is amazing. If you haven’t heard of the Shirley Jackson Awards before, this is a perfect time to acquaint yourself with these excellent awards by visiting … Continue reading

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The Many Mysteries of Charles Tan: An Interview

Charles Tan is the blogger behind one of speculative fiction’s top blogs, Bibliophile Stalker. While much of the content on his site pertains to Philippine speculative fiction, Tan has his finger on the pulse of the SF/F industry. Not only … Continue reading

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