Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, I was very excited to receive this as a Christmas present.  I’m a big (albeit novice) fan of Jeff, and some tasty contributors appear on the front cover (including Mieville, Mignola, Moorcock, and Moore). … Continue reading

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Sundiver

David Brin is a venerable writer of sci-fi, most famous for his uplift series.  This novel, the first of this series, was entirely absent from my radar until it was designated as the latest book to be read in the … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed

This, along with The Left Hand of Darkness, is surely Ursula K. LeGuin’s masterpiece.  I read tLHoD and The Lathe of Heaven fairly recently, and was extremely impressed (especially by tLHoD), and was eager to read The Dispossessed.  Once I … Continue reading

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In the Forests of Serre

Patricia A. McKillip’s Ombria in Shadow was recommended to me a couple of years ago by a friend.  It had a lovely dreamy quality, and was concerned far more with mood and ambience than sharp dialogue and exciting plot (though … Continue reading

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The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword

This is another short story by George R. R. Martin set in Westeros.  It follows the events of The Hedge Knight, which I read recently in volume two of Dream Songs.  This story, however, I read in graphic novel (or … Continue reading

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