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Flashing swords and fearsome magicks… high adventure and wondrous wizardry… dread monsters and vast rewards…

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“Paula Guran has curated an anthology that could do more for mummy fiction than anything in the past decade, and is sure to bind and capture the imaginations of readers.”

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Feast-150 A Feast of Shadows: Stories

Angela Slatter’s first U.S. collection features twelve of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning Australian author’s finest, darkest fairy tales, and adds two new novellas to her marvelous cauldron of fiction.

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MBoKaiju-150 The Mammoth Book of Kaiju

Kaiju: Every roar from these giant monsters shakes the earth, every footstep wreaks havoc; a simple stroll lays waste to cities and wreaks havoc on all. A truly mammoth compilation of mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju!

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YamadaEmperor-150 Yamada Monogatori: The Emperor in Shadow

Richard Parks’ fourth Yamada Monogatori book (and third novel) finds Lord Yamada helping Prince Kanemore ensure that Princess Teiko’s son, Takahito, inherits the Chrysanthemum Throne. Unfortunately, assuming the throne proves to be the easy part . . .

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YBSFFNovellas2016-150 The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas: 2016

Anthology featuring some of the year’s best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of “short novels” showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers. (Includes Hugo Award-winning “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor) . . .

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Modern authors carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us. The best dark fantasy and horror of 2015: more than 500 pages of tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique—sure to delight as well as disturb.

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016

Rich Horton returns with the eighth annual edition of outstanding science fiction and fantasy by some of the genre’s greatest authors: your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow…

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Winner of the British Fantasy Award! “In these extraordinary tales, American Book Award-winner Due uses a clear-eyed view of history to explain (but never excuse) the present . . . Even facing the end of the world and what comes after it, Due remains in control, carefully unveiling characters’ thoughts and feelings to her enthralled readers.”

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Starred Review for WARRIOR WOMEN!

Warrior-200Publishers Weekly Starred Review:

Two dozen stories of women warriors form this epic anthology of stories about those forced to fight, those who chose to fight regardless of odds, those who ran from their destiny as warriors, and those who will end war at any cost. In Caitlín R. Kiernan’s “The Sea Troll’s Daughter,” the titular daughter of a fearsome beast reluctantly confronts the woman who slew her father. In Carrie Vaughn’s nonspeculative “The Girls from Avenger,” a WWII pilot tries to determine the cause of her friend’s mysterious crash. An immortal wandering warrior meets an immortal prisoner in George R.R. Martin’s hopeful but bleak “The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr.” Spaceship captain Tory Sabin must battle bureaucracy and physics to locate a missing friend in “The Application of Hope” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The warriors include girls as well as grown women: young Thien Bao is offered the chance to end a cataclysmic war at an unimaginable cost in Aliette de Bodard’s “The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile,” and a girl who discovers her father is a “monster” grows into a woman who tries to save others from his fate in Ken Liu’s “In the Loop.” Each story contains strength and compassion, even when the personal cost is high. The depictions of battle and trauma are rarely graphic, but they’re as hard-hitting as the subject demands. This is a truly impressive accomplishment for Guran and her contributors.


Two Goodreads Giveaways! The War God’s Son & Word Puppets

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Yamada Monogatari by Richard Parks

Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son

by Richard Parks

Giveaway ends November 25, 2015.

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Word Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal

Word Puppets

by Mary Robinette Kowal

Giveaway ends November 24, 2015.

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PW Review of Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son by Richard Parks

WarGod-200Publishers Weekly Review:

Parks’s second Yamada Monogatari fantasy adventure (after To Break the Demon Gate) follows the demon-hunter Lord Yamada and his priestly friend Kenji in their efforts to stop the rebellious onslaught of the militaristic Abe Clan. Yamada must also contend with the dangerous Lord Tenshin, who holds a grudge against him. When Yamada and Kenji are called by the high noble Prince Kanemore to join an ongoing war, they’re daunted to learn that both the Abe Clan and Tenshin are capable of creating shikigami, demons constructed out of paper and the souls of the dead. With a refreshingly conversational narrative, Parks captures the different facets of Japanese mythology and visions of the supernatural. Lord Yamada is a complex and entertaining protagonist, and his personal battles, whether with demons or his relationships with women, are compelling. Parks creates a rich world, further proving that in this series, nothing is as it seems. Suspenseful and often thought-provoking, Parks’s work is a delight to read. (Oct.)


PW Starred Review for Kowal’s WORD PUPPETS

Word-Puppets-200Publishers Weekly STARRED Review:

Kowal’s short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written. These 19 tales vary widely. “The Bound Man” spans ages within a dramatic alternate world; “Chrysalis” examines a single segment of an alien life cycle. Characters struggle to sort out difficult interfamilial relationships on a generation ship in “For Want of a Nail.” Readers will sympathize with a teenage girl who is both stereotypically American and undeniably fae in “American Changeling.” Some stories, such as “The White Phoenix Feather,” offer a moment of laughter to lighten the mood, but even within the humor, the writing is serious in execution, style, and timing. Kowal sends readers off on a breathless trip to the stars.


GHOST SUMMER Giveaway!

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Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due

Ghost Summer

by Tananarive Due

Giveaway ends September 23, 2015.

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Aug: Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore, ed. Paula Guran
Sep: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2017 Edition, ed. Rich Horton
Oct:The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Nov: Clarkesworld Magazine: A Tenth Anniversary Anthology, eds. Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace
Dec: Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine: A Decade of Hugo & Nebula Award Winning Stories, 1995-2015, ed. Sheila Williams

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