I’ve been excited to talk about this anthology for a while. Here, we finally answer the question of “yikes, where are all the women Lovecraft authors?” Who is representing “the Other” here? And again, if you’ve never really asked that question (I mean, it took me a while to formulate it too), after She Walks in Shadows you’ll …

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Book Name: Sorcerer’s Son Author: Phyllis Eisenstein First Published: 1979 Phyllis Eisenstein was born in 1946 in the city of Chicago, and has lived in Illinois for most of her life. During the time that she attended the University of Chicago, she attended one of the weekly meetings of the city’s science fiction fandom and …

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I had hoarded my copy of Virginia Bergin’s H20 on my bookcase for sometime and finally read it when I noticed the sequel, The Storm, had just come out and I hadn’t read the first one yet. This is another fast-paced YA thrill-ride reminiscent of a zombie story, but the virus here is caused by alien …

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Let’s talk about women weird fiction writers again. While impatiently waiting for She Walks in Shadows, I decided that I would go through my thankfully growing stack of women Lovecraftian types one more time to make way for the new bounty. I settled on “The Dog Who Wished He’d Never Heard of Lovecraft”, by the …

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I’m so pleased to bring readers this interview with Angela Pneuman, writing teacher extraordinaire, and author of the recently released and critically acclaimed Lay It on My Heart. Here’s what Angela had to say when I asked her about the book, her other work and her approach to teaching and writing …. KC: Your debut …

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Book Name: The Lord of the Rings Author: J.R.R. Tolkien First Published: 1954-1955 International Fantasy Award – 1957 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award 2009 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, and university professor. He was born in South Africa to English parents, and moved back to England with his mother and brother …

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I’m a big Rainbow Rowell fan and it’s lovely to see her writing in the fantasy genre so she can join the ranks of the speculative fiction aficionados among us. Her latest book, Carry On, is particularly interesting because it’s based on the novel-within-a-novel from her highly successful Fangirl. For anyone who has been living …

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Clementine is the second novel in Cherie Priest‘s steampunk Clockwork Century series, set in the late nineteenth century during a protracted version of the American Civil War. When I was a teenager in the 1990s I had never heard of steampunk but I enjoyed a good alternate history, and the ones I read often included …

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Book Name: Sheepfarmer’s Daughter Author: Elizabeth Moon First Published: 1988 1989 Compton Crook Award winner Born in McAllen, Texas, Susan Elizabeth Norris started writing when she was a small child. Her first novel was about the family dog. In her teens, she began writing science fiction. She considered writing to be a hobby and focused …

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Book Name: A Wizard of Earthsea Author: Ursula K. Le Guin First Published: 1968 Born in 1929 in Berkeley, California of an anthropologist father and writer mother, Ursula K. Le Guin was exposed at an early age to the life of academia, the art of writing and to the concepts of anthropology. Her father established …

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