Rosemarked by Livia Blackburn
What would any of us be like without our past? If I could no longer remember my years growing up with you and Alia, if my training as a healer was erased, would I still be me? If I started a new life, made new friends, fell in love, decided to apprentice in farming instead of healing, which version of me would be real? Would it matter?
The Amparan Empire is vast and powerful, controlling ...
In 1984, two very different little girls became best friends. Abby was having an E.T.-themed birthday party, and no one from her class showed up because of a rival party on the same day (even though Abby’s party was first, thankyouverymuch). Except, then walked in Gretchen, with her weird gawkiness and not knowing how to skate or who E.T. was—but she thinks it was mean that Margaret planned her party on the same day as Abby’s on ...
A list inspired by 'Strange Weather' by Joe Hill
It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.
One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually four short horror novels (aka novellas) in one large container anthology, Hill’s stories are dedicedly reminiscent of his father’s—that is ...
Phasma by Delilah Dawson
On Sale: September 2017, ISBN-13: 9781524796310
“It’s easy to be a hero when your own survival is aligned with someone else’s, when your victory is a victory for your entire clan.”
When Star Wars: Episode VII arrived, the world greeted it with overwhelmingly positive reviews and emotions. The Force Awakens immediately won over my Star Wars fangirl heart, despite rationally understanding that the film was practically a play-for-play Episode IV rehash with predominantly new characters ...
Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter
On Sale: July 2017, ISBN-13: 9780062497840
(in Kantian philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, as distinct from a thing as it is knowable by the senses through phenomenal attributes.
Imagine it is the future. Not the distant future, mind you, but a close enough world in which large scale spaceship creation and launch is possible.
Imagine the discovery of a star. Not just any star, mind you, but one ...
While the crew cut wide beechwood fuses and hammered them into shells, Bernat quietly asked Josette, “Is this entirely safe?”
“May I remind you that you’re aboard an airship,” she said. “Nothing we do is entirely safe.”
He frowned. “I mean to say, where would we be if a stray spark set off one of these shells?”
She stared at him. “Technically speaking? We’d be in a lot of places. The surrounding woods and countryside, to ...
Originally created in 1953, the Hugo Awards are among the most prestigious and beloved accolades for science fiction, fantasy, and related genres. On August 11, 2017, the Hugo Awards Ceremony was held at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. Boasting a crowd of sold-out day passes and an epic queue to get into the awards ceremony-proper, this was a tentpole year for the Hugos from an attendance perspective alone--but this year’s ceremony was important for so many more reasons.
In 2015 ...
"We've still applied the standard network reality casting percentages : fifty percent male, fifty percent female; sixty percent white, thirty percent ethnic, ten percent undetermined; balanced dispersal of ages from fourteen to eighteen; plus the four Golden Tokens: gay, foreigner, disabled, and orphan. As per usual, we'll be throwing all sorts of plot bombs and crazy situations at the poor bastards - with the new added twist of a live segment at the end of each episode."
What happens when ...