Articles Posted in the " Books " Category

  • Hugos and Puppies, the 2015 Short Fiction Nominees

      When I wrote, in my review of the Nebula nominees, that the awards this year could prove quite political…I had no idea the extent to which that would prove true. Most of you are, no doubt, well aware of the slate voting and Sad/Rapid Puppies in this year’s Hugo nominations. (If not, visit George […]

  • “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy” Wants You to Find Your Grail!

    First off, apologies for the Monty Python joke. I couldn’t resist. Second, and more importantly, it’s extremely necessary to have works sent out into the world where “fangirl” is not considered a dirty word, and in that respect, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs is excellent. It’s an upbeat, […]

  • K. J. Parker Revealed! And He’s Releasing a Serial

    In a surprise announcement last week, the mysterious writer known as  K. J. Parker revealed his identity as comedic fantasy writer Tom Holt. It had long been known that Parker was a pen name for a successful writer who wanted to write in a different vein, though who that writer was had been kept a […]

  • A Chat With Captive Prince Author C.S. Pacat

    A couple of weeks ago I got a copy of the upcoming Australian release of Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat. I didn’t know much about the book except that it began as a free online web serial, which had then become an e-book before finally getting picked up and published by Penguin. After I published […]

  • The Quarantined City: An Ambitious Serialized Novel

    In James Everington’s serialized novel, The Quarantined City, a character named Fellows wanders around an oddly out-of-step city, searching for the elusive stories by a writer he’s only heard of. Based on the first two episodes, this is a very ambitious serial fiction project, one with a lot going on and many ways to draw in […]

  • Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky – Review

    Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky is the first light novel in the Naruto Hiden series. It’s written by Akira Higashiyama and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of Naruto. The stories in the Hiden series take place after the end of Fourth Ninja War and tell about the journey of various characters before […]

  • Review: “Captive Prince” by C.S. Pacat

    If I had a dollar for every time a fangirl lamented that they wished traditional fiction was more like slash I would have like $40… at least. Jokes aside, I do know a lot of us fangirls are looking for original fiction that utilizes the tropes and sexual freedoms found in slash without just filing […]

  • Truth: “Lies We Tell Ourselves” Is a Must-Read

    Lies We Tell Ourselves is a powerful novel that focuses on the evolving relationship between two teenage girls on opposite sides of the segregated south: Sarah, one of the first black students to attend the all-white school in her town, and Linda, the daughter of a highly respected segregation activist who works for the local newspaper. […]