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Alan Moore’s Promethea: Book One

If you don’t know Alan Moore, you don’t know modern fantasy. At least, you don’t know vibrant, witty, sexy, brutal, erudite, mind-blowing, cutting-edge modern fantasy. And you certainly don’t know comics. Alan Moore is the author of the exhaustively researched, … Continue reading

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Emma Bull and Will Shetterly’s War for The Oaks screenplay

EDDI – Fairies aren’t real. They’re just – POOKA – Fairy tales? Did you think the stories sprang from nothing? The people of the Timeless Kingdom watched mortal Man learn to walk upright. Excerpt from the the War for The … Continue reading

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Robin McKinley’s Sunshine

Robin McKinley is well known for her wonderful re-tellings of fairy tales such as “Beauty and the Beast” (Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast and Rose Daughter), “Donkeyskin” (Deerskin) and “Sleeping Beauty” (Spindle’s End), as … Continue reading

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Lisa Goldstein’s The Alchemist’s Door

Jason Erik Lundberg wrote this review. Lisa Goldstein writes stories about magic and illusionists and countries that may not exist. She blends true history with fictionalized fantasy. She sees conspiracies and coincidences where none should occur. She is sometimes mistaken … Continue reading

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Lisa Goldstein’s Walking the Labyrinth

Marian McHugh wrote this review. Molly Travers leads a simple life. She works for a temp agency; she has a friend who looks after her, Robyn Ann; and then there is Peter, a freelance journalist and the man she loves, … Continue reading

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Lisa Goldstein’s Dark Cities Underground

Marian McHugh wrote this review. Dark Cities Underground is a story of what ifs. What if Alice in Wonderland was a true story, but rather than Lewis Carroll being the originator it was really Alice Liddell who experienced the adventure … Continue reading

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Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin Volume 1, The Night Things, and Volume 2, The Coven of Mystics

Rebecca Scott wrote this review. Let’s see: Plucky preteen girl? Check. Parents who don’t pay attention to her? Check. Spooky old house for them to move into? Check. Creepy, mean, elderly relative who lives there? Check Bullies at the new … Continue reading

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Steven Brust’s Jhereg, Yendi, Teckla, Taltos, Phoenix, Athyra, Orca, Dragon, Issola, and Jhereg: The Graphic Novel

Vlad Taltos is a very dangerous man. He has to be, in his line of work. He’s an assassin. He’s an Easterner (what we’d call human) in an empire full of near-immortal, very powerful beings known collectively as the Dragaerians. … Continue reading

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George R.R. Martin’s The Armageddon Rag

Well, I got involved in it almost by happenstance. Phillip de Guerre, who was the Executive Producer of The Twilight Zone, is also a big rock ‘n’ roll fan, and a number of years ago I did a book called … Continue reading

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Gael Baudino’s Gossamer Axe

As she wrenched her music out of the guitar, therefore, she began to add other themes, other scales and tonalities. The Equinox had arrived, bringing with it the promise of Spring, and she turned to it and its message, embraced … Continue reading

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