C.C. Finlay

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Editor: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (fandsf.com).

Author: The Prodigal Troll, the Traitor to the Crown Series, and Wild Things, and dozens of short stories.

Awards: nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2003), the Hugo Award (2003, 2009), the Locus Award for Best Magazine (2016), the Nebula Award (2003, 2009), the Sidewise Award (2003) Sturgeon Award (2009).

Teacher: Clarion, Clarion YA Workshop, the Alpha Writers Workshop, Odyssey Online Workshop, former resident editor of the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.

Married to novelist Rae Carson.

A Sad Day for Penn State, But Promises of Something Brighter

Last November I suggested that circumstantial evidence in the Penn State case indicated that Joe Paterno used his influence to cover-up cases of child sexual abuse committed by one of his coaches, and that university leaders probably went willingly along with it. http://ccfinlay.livejournal.com/189381.html

Today, former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who was hired by Penn State to investigate the ca... Read more of this blog post »
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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2018 by C.C. Finlay
"I appreciate every unique story this magazine prints. They always bring a new angle to the genres.

I like this fantasy writer, Matthew Hughes. He has a unique world and a well-developed character, a Wizard's henchman named Baldemar. I like the guy...." Read more of this review »
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2019 by C.C. Finlay
"There goes my first issue of this classic magazine! It’s never too late, I guess. My favorite story without a doubt was “Joe Diabo’s Farewell”, by Andy Duncan. Even if the fantastic elements are quite thin, it’s an impressive exhibition of charact..." Read more of this review »
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2019 by C.C. Finlay
"Much better than some of the other issues of F&SF that I've read. 'All of Me' is an interesting and gripping novella, an original idea that kept me hooked the entire time (although I do think the ending fell a little flat), and 'The Free Orcs..." Read more of this review »
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2019 by C.C. Finlay
"I purchased this for - Matthew Hughes - "The Plot Against Fantucco's Armor". The further adventures of Baldemar.

None of the book reviews made me want to read any of the books being reviewed.

The Hughes story made this issue be above average.
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Even though it's technically a prequel to The Girl Of Fire And Thorns, it's better to read it after. Seeing Elisa from her older sister Alodia's POV adds layers and dimensions to the original book, and the adventure expands the boundaries of the worl ...more
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I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this novel and loved it. The most apt comparison I can make is to Margaret Atwood -- the same care and attention to language, the same thoughtful character development, and the same willingness to use "wh ...more
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