Tag Archives: Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings

18952341Title: The Grace of Kings
Author: Ken Liu
Series:  The Dandelion Dynasty, book 1
Genre:  Fantasy, silkpunk, epic fantasy, low fantasy, slice of life, political fantasy

Opening sentence:

A white bird hung still in the clear western sky and flapping it wings sporadically.

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Uncanny, issue 1

Amazing cover by Galen Dara
Cover by Galen Dara

Title: Uncanny, issue 1
Editor: Lynne M. ThomasMichael Damian Thomas
Magazine
Genre: weird fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy

I helped kickstart this magazine so of course I had to review the first issue of it, that’s how it works right?

Let me start by squeeing about the cover. Please press it so you can see it in full size. The artist is Galen Dara, now there is someone to nominate for the Hugos next year! Seriously space unicorns now makes sense!

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Books and stories I enjoyed in 2013

BOOK_by_FotunaI was inspired by Gail Carriger to do a post about what I enjoyed in 2013. This will be a mix of short stories, books and comics I enjoyed last year. Since I didn’t start this blog til September last year, I will draw on my goodreads reviews as well as the posts here.

As I said in an earlier post I read 87 books last year and GoodReads says I read 151 things all together, so I had plenty to choose from. I have decided that if I only read the newest book in the series this year, I might still recommend the series because I love long series. The reads are in no particular order.

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Day 22, story 22: Before and After

ApexMag12Title: Before and After
Author: 
Published: apex-magazine.com 2013
Genre: Science fiction
Length: 687 words, flash fiction
Reading time: 10 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

It had gotten pretty late today before I remembered that I had a story to read, so I went for the shortest story on my reader to be perfectly honest. Of course all of the fiction in this issue of Apex Magazine had been recommended by Tansy Rayner Roberts on Galactic Suburbia.

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