Book Recommendation: The Time of The Dark

Some time ago, I wrote about an appreciation thread on reddit; it was about author Barbara Hambly and her many works, which include but are not limited to vampiric noir, dark fantasy, world-jumping fun with wizards and much more! The Time of the Dark was the first amongst these recommendations, and the favourite of the... Continue Reading →

Book Recommendation: The Gunslinger

I saw "The Dark Tower" movie today, and it left me with...mixed feelings. Matthew Mchonaghy makes every scene he's in so much fun, but the adaptation makes everything so much...less. The ideas shown within the movie are a fraction of what The Dark Tower is about. But this is about the book, not the movie.... Continue Reading →

Book Recommendation: Neuromancer

William Gibson created the "archetypal cyberpunk work," even if he eventually grew to hate the term which now connotes an entire subgenre of sci-fi. It's a wonderful, fascinating book, Neuromancer, and I will attempt to persuade you to read it! “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” What... Continue Reading →

Fragile Things

Whenever I read Neil Gaiman's short-form fiction -- his poetry and short stories -- I feel as if I'm inhaling some alchemical substance, an aroma whose very essence is imagination, refined by years of study and hard work. Fragile Things is one of several short story collections which might very well be my favorite (althought that's arguable). ... Continue Reading →

Thursday Recommendation: Half a King

Joe Abercrombie is a master of subverting expectations. I have yet to touch Abercrombie's most well-known work, the First Law trilogy, although I have only heard good -- Nay, great -- things about it. Now that I've read the first book in the Shattered Sea trilogy, I am more than looking forward to that experience.... Continue Reading →

Book Recommendation: The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson is one talented sunuvabiscuit. It's impossible for me to think of a title that has Sanderson's name on it, and is also bad. There's no higher accolade I could give an author. Sure, there's always something to get annoyed about, if you're looking for reasons to do so -- Sanderson's near-constant avoidance of actually... Continue Reading →

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