Tag Archives: Fantasy

#PollMondays: Which media franchise do you enjoy reading the most?

23 Oct

Another week, another poll! This week, we’re curious about your reading habits. So get that clicker finger ready and vote!

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Around the Podosphere #16: Podcasts of Note for 10/21/17

21 Oct

It’s been a few weeks since the last edition, and as expected, there are more podcasts to talk about! So sit back, get your clicker finger ready, and enjoy some podcast goodness.

Also:  if you have any podcast recommendations, let us know in the comments!

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#PollMondays: Which fantasy animal companion would you want on your quest?

16 Oct

You know the drill. It’s time for another poll, which means it’s time for you to vote! 🙂

Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties (reviewed by Penny Reeve)

8 Oct

Carmen Maria Machado’s writing has — very rightly so — been receiving a lot of attention recently. Readers have been champing at the bit for more of Machado’s work since she set the literary world alight in 2014 with the incredible short “The Husband Stitch” and now we’re rewarded with a collection of her short stories with Her Body and Other Parties, which I’m already slating as one of my top reads of 2017.

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Book Review: The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera

4 Oct

The relationship, told in letters and looking backward from the present, of two extraordinary women and their evolving relationship is the heart of The Tiger’s Daughter, the debut novel by K Arsenault Rivera. Far from the Great Wall of Europe, The Tiger’s Daughter uses models of medieval China and the steppe cultures beyond it as its social model, political models, and its fantastic and mythological elements as well.

Shefali is a member of the Qorin, a warrior people of the steppe who have been powerful enough at times to severely threaten the more settled Hokkarans and their Empire. Inside that Empire, Shizuka is the niece of the Emperor, and so the putative Heir to that Empire. Brought together at a young age, their fateful meeting sets them both on courses that will part, intersect, and ultimately change both the steppe and the Empire in ways neither of them can predict, or even intend. Continue reading

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