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Reviews: AMBERLOUGH, RIVER OF TEETH, MORMAMA, THE CHANGELING

It’s been a while! As I try to line up my notes about all the beautiful things that happened in May, here’s a bouquet of reviews that went up recently. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly for Lightspeed: As the present US … Continue reading

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NPR Review: THE PEARL THIEF by Elizabeth Wein

My review of Elizabeth Wein’s The Pearl Thief — a prequel to her 2012 novel Code Name Verity — is up at NPR Books! I can’t remember who first told me about this on Twitter (was it you, Emily Wagner? I think … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: Can Xue’s FRONTIER & Cherie Priest’s BRIMSTONE

My reviewing schedule has had to slow down a bit recently, what with comps reading and teaching, but here are a couple that have recently appeared on NPR. First, Can Xue’s Frontier, translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping: Pebble Town is … Continue reading

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Reviews & Reviewed: Praise for Sequels and also Djinn

Two quick items of news today! First, my March column for Lightspeed is now available online, talking about how and why so many sequels last year were wonderful, with special focus on Mishell Baker’s Phantom Pains and N. K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate.  Second, The … Continue reading

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Review Column in March Issue of Lightspeed

It’s the first of a new month, and with it comes a shiny new issue of Lightspeed!  I have a review column in this one, in which I talk about sequels and what I think made so many of them … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: IRAQ + 100, THE BEAR & THE NIGHTINGALE, BINTI: HOME

I’ve fallen behind on sharing these, so here’s a round-up of my last few reviews for NPR Books. Iraq + 100, edited by Hasan Blasim In a just world, every single person who was in favor of invading Iraq would have … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: CROSSTALK by Connie Willis and WALL OF STORMS by Ken Liu

A couple of reviews of mine went up at NPR recently! Here are tastes of them. Crosstalk by Connie Willis If Crosstalk were a farce, I might be able to excuse the exhaustingly irritating representations of Irishness, throwaway lines about Moroccan … Continue reading

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NPR Review: EVERFAIR by Nisi Shawl

My review of Nisi Shawl’s much-anticipated steampunk alt-history novel Everfair is now up at NPR Books! Behold its stunning cover by Victo Ngai! Rejoice if you, like me, have been excited about this book’s creation for at least the last six years! Here’s a … Continue reading

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NPR Review: THE DREAM-QUEST OF VELLITT BOE by Kij Johnson

My review of Kij Johnson’s The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is up at NPR Books today! Reading it was — appropriately — a trip. Here’s a bit of the review: This book held me spellbound from start to finish. It put me … Continue reading

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NPR Review: THE OBELISK GATE by N. K. Jemisin

My review of N. K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate — the second novel in her Broken Earth series — is up at NPR Books! A taste: Beyond the meticulous pacing, the thorough character work, and the staggering ambition and revelations of the narration, Jemisin … Continue reading

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