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Re: TFF Reviews
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2015, 02:54:19 PM »
Małgorzata Mika reviews Aleksandar Prokopiev, Homunculus: Fairy Tales from the Left Pocket, a collection of darkly surreal fairy tale retellings translated from the Macedonian and published by Istros Books (who specialize in Balkan imports). Digging below the surface of this complex volume, Małgorzata concludes, "Most of all, it is a tale with a moral that stretches far beyond the borders of countries and ideologies to win the hearts and minds of all readers around the globe."
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2015, 11:07:00 PM »
Djibril reviews The Mesmerist’s Daughter by Heidi James, a short but weighty magical-surrealist novelette published in chapbook format, about a girl who grows up not daring to speak for fear of accidentally revealing her werewolf mother’s secret…
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2015, 11:43:31 PM »
Cait Coker reviews Cecelia Holland's Dragon Heart, a confusing, disjointed, sometimes frustrating, but mostly enjoyable fantasy epic by this acclaimed historical fiction author.
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2015, 10:20:26 PM »
Djibril reviews Marguerite Mullaney's Eternal Blue Sky, an scifi adventure which is a mix of alternate history and time travel (although more adventure than either), fairly problematic in places, but if you can get past all that, a fairly rollicking story with lots of grimdark violence and personal fortitude…
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2015, 02:31:32 PM »
Cait Coker reviews Bascomb James’s Far Orbit Apogee from World Weaver Press, a disconcertingly nostalgic, but nonetheless largely very successful "Grand Tradition" space exploration anthology.
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2015, 03:15:53 PM »
Andy Sawyer review Suzanne Burdon's Almost Invincible, a biographical novel of Mary Shelley, from Criteria Publishing. Not entirely convincing, according to Andy, but the story which Burdon is retelling in Almost Invincible is so strong that it would be almost impossible to throw it away…
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Re: TFF Reviews
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2015, 04:37:37 PM »
Wendy Bousfeld reviews Kit Reed's Where, a contemporary literary fantasy involving the abducted inhabitants of a disappeared Southern town, and a critique of fictional reality involving unsatisfying endings, unsolved mysteries, and messy life.
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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2015, 11:07:53 PM »
Kate Onyett reviews K.G. Johansson’s Googolplex, a book of intellectual beauty, not easy to slide into, but once in, once ‘clicked,’ a deeply satisfying and fascinating read.
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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2015, 08:49:54 PM »
Cair Coker reviews Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives, a book of short-stories set in the same steampunk world as Clockwork Angels and evoking the spirit of both Canterbury Tales and Neverending Story; it's a bit old-fashioned, to the point of laziness, but is very readable and works on its own terms.
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 05:06:21 PM »
Valeria Vitale reviews Mama Cried by Talia Haven, an unusual, well written, short ghost story that builds on folkloric archetypes and presents them to the reader within a different and fascinating narrative.
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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2015, 03:21:34 PM »
Don Riggs reviews Anna Patrick's Meditations in Wonderland from River Grove Books: of the books brought out in time for the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the most intensely personal and deeply psychological novel that he has seen.
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Re: TFF Reviews
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2016, 01:35:48 AM »
Tony Erickson reviews Bruce Edward Golden’s Tales of My Ancestors, a collection of historical fantasy stories featuring the author’s ancestors. (Apparently.)
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Re: TFF Reviews
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2016, 04:42:48 PM »
Kate Onyett reviews Topher Goggin's Not Your Mother’s Goose, faity tales retold as a chuffed up cross between talk-show scandal-mongering and stand-up satire for the shorter attention span, which she did find zippy fun, but also alienatingly American-centric humour.
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Re: TFF Reviews
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2016, 08:31:51 PM »
Cait Coker reviews Hal Duncan's Testament from Eibonvale Press, a novel that “rewrites and intersperses the Gospels with commentary from an unnamed author, and if the product is not necessarily new, it is nonetheless absorbing.”

I find it hard to imagine myself reading this one, but if it’s your cup of tea, it comes with a pretty strong endorsement from Cait (who is an excellent and demanding reviewer).
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2016, 01:59:47 PM »
Wendy Bousfield reviews Jeff Gardiner's The Law of Chaos: the Multiverse of Michael Moorcock from Headpress books, a critical reception of the works of Moorcock which argues that the “Multiverse” is the lens through which best to see and understand his writings from the 1950s to today. A completist work that “finds important commonalities in a diverse, extensive body of work” [but] “neither energizes nor engrosses the reader.”
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