Category Archives: Fantasy

The Furies of Calderon

I read Jim Butcher’s first Dresden Files novel, Stormfront, some time ago.  It wasn’t to my taste.  It was urban fantasy cum hard-boiled detective story, but didn’t have the mythological power of the best urban fantasy.  Nor, to my mind, … Continue reading

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A Madness of Angels

When someone in my book group mooted Kate Griffin’s A Madness of Angels, my immediate reaction was skepticism. “Didn’t we already read something by her?” I thought, “and wasn’t it terrible?”. It turned out that, no, what we’d read was … Continue reading

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Viriconium

I read M. John Harrison’s Light a while ago. It was a bit overwhelming in various ways, but, by and large, I enjoyed it. More recently, I picked up a copy of the Fantasy Masterworks edition of Viriconium. This volume … Continue reading

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The End of Mr. Y

I love being part of a book club. Apart from the extremely rewarding social aspect, you get to read or re-read some extremely good books (and then have a nice chat about them). Unfortunately, you sometimes have to read some … Continue reading

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Minipost! Bone – Tall Tales

I’m a huge Bone fan.  I’ve got the collected volume, Rose, and Stupid, Stupid Rat-tails.  I spied on a friend’s bookshelf, though, something I hadn’t seen before: Tall Tales. Bone, if you don’t know, is a tremendously enjoyable comic series.  … Continue reading

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Dragonflight

I’m sure I own a copy of this, and I definitely read it when I was a young fella, but, since rooting it out would be a hassle, I borrowed a copy from the library.  It’s a first UK edition … Continue reading

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Legend

It’s a pretty corny name, but if anyone could get away with it, I guess it’s David Gemmell.  The eponymous legend is Druss — a warrior who has kicked all kinds of ass in the past, but is now a … Continue reading

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