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City of Stairs
I was up until midnight finishing this. Loved the characters and enjoyed both the story and the world-building (based on on an intricately built antag ...more
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Oct 18, 2014
The Wanderer: or, Female Difficulties
A book filled with good intentions and characters who made me want to climb into the book for the sole purpose of slapping them.
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Jun 13, 2010
Silver Moon
My new novel...
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Apr 01, 2012
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
Utterly charming and well done.! I love Kamala as a character and really enjoyed the stories that focused on her learning to control her powers, as we ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 12, 2014
Fantasy set in Tombstone, AZ featuring a number of historical figures including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers. While I liked things about the mai ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 24, 2008
The Janus Affair (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #2)
I have so wanted to read a good steampunk novel that dealt with the suffrage movement. I enjoyed the first of these novels and thus was optimistic abo ...more
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Aug 02, 2012
Iridescence: Sensuous Shades of Lesbian Erotica
From my original blog review -
"Iridescence" is a collection of lesbian erotica with characters from many cultural backgrounds. It is also probably one
Jul 2007
Jan 19, 2008
Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st-Century Writer
VanderMeer provides an interesting and useful perspective on writing as both a process and a business. He breaks down everything from public appearanc ...more
May 09, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
The Other Side of the Mirror (Darkover Series)
An interesting collection of fairly grim stories that provide more depth to characters established in the earlier novels. A must-read if you want to l ...more
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May 20, 2014
To Ride a Rathorn (Kencyrath, #4)
The adventures of Jame continue! Let me just say upfront that I'm a P.C. Hodgell fangirl and I've loved the other three books in this series. This one ...more
Sep 27, 2008
Feb 23, 2008
The Nonesuch
I like many things about this one - the heroine, the more amusing moments, most of the portrayal of the hero...until the last scene, which is a tad to ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection
Nice art, good writing, snappy dialogue. But...not Oracle and lots of the standard Batfamily angst. I loved Barbara Gordon as Oracle, particularly as ...more
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Aug 23, 2013
The Limits of Enchantment
This struck me as a book that makes a lot of promises it can't deliver on. I was very drawn into the beginning of the book and found the characters en ...more
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Feb 13, 2010
Black by Gaslight (Gaslight, #1)
Had some trouble rating this one since on the one hand, I kept reading it and found some of the characters quite engaging and the plot interesting, bu ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Blood and Iron (Promethean Age, #1)
I found this to be a remarkably frustrating read. The first third or so is a terrific fantasy novel dealing with the Fae and a post-Arthurian mythos t ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
Thoughtful, beautifully written first contact sf novel about an alien culture that is Earthlike in some respects and very different in others. The ali ...more
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Jul 16, 2013
In the Chinks of the World Machine: Feminism and Science Fiction
An early study on feminism and science fiction, featuring critical essays on Russ, Le Guin, Tiptree and Charnas. I found parts of this book to be thou ...more
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Apr 07, 2013
The Feathered Edge
A thoroughly enjoyable collection of swashbuckling adventure tales with fantasy elements. Many of the stories fall squarely into the fantasy of manner ...more
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Feb 25, 2013
Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights
Entertaining entry into the Austen with monsters subsubgenre. Nazarian does a nice job integrating the Egyptology into "Mansfield Park," and making it ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Dec 04, 2009
Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013
Not my favorite of her histories to date, I must admit. There are too many panels that really needed context and commentary that they didn't get from ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 27, 2014
The Future is Queer: A Science Fiction Anthology
Disappointed in this one - I wanted more 'story' than was offered in this anthology. I enjoyed the Goto and Pollack stories, but found the other piece ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jun 07, 2009
The Alchemist's Door
Interesting historical fantasy featuring Dr. John Dee, the Rabbi Loew ben Bezalel and the latter's golem. I liked Goldstein's writing style and though ...more
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Nov 21, 2013
Jane Austen in Hollywood
Well-written, but not particularly ground-breaking analysis of the various 1990s film adaptations of Austen's work. The timing of this edition and its ...more
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Dec 03, 2013
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1)
I do wish I could get to partial stars on this one; it's hovering between a three and a four. Things I liked a lot: depictions of complex sexuality an ...more
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Jun 16, 2014
Accursed  (Ghosts of Albion, #1)
You know those books that are pretty flawed but there's something about them that keeps you turning the pages? This is one of those. Has moments, thou ...more
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May 21, 2008
Lavender Ink - Writing and Selling Lesbian Fiction
This one gets to a 3+ really. There's a lot of good information in here about publishing for this specific market (lesfic) as well as publishing with ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland, #5)
Had a mixed response to this book. I read and enjoyed the original Btown books when they came out but they didn't quite hold up as well for me as say, ...more
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Aug 16, 2011
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
Just finished this one. I am a fairly hardcore Jane fan but enjoy a decent parody and this one was laugh out loud funny at a number of moments. Classi ...more
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Apr 05, 2009
The Bone Palace (The Necromancer Chronicles, #2)
As a rule, I don't read a lot of series books back to back, so the fact that I'm doing it with this one is a compliment to Downum's writing. Things I ...more
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Aug 27, 2013
Daughter of Fortune
An interesting multi-cultural take on the California Gold Rush as experienced by a young Chilean woman and her Chinese-American companion. The level o ...more
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Feb 13, 2014
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