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Lela E. Buis

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Lela Buis grew up in East Tennessee and graduated with degrees from The Florida State University and The Florida Institute of Technology. She lived for a long time in Florida, working at jobs including engineering at Kennedy Space Center and teacher of various subjects and levels. She began writing as a child and leans toward genre fiction, having published mainly science fiction and fantasy stories and poetry. She is a member of the Knoxville Writer’s Guild, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Review of Black Chamber by S.M. Stirling

This book won the 2019 Dragon Award for Best Alternate History Novel. It’s billed as A Novel of an Alternate World War Book 1, strongly suggesting this will be a series. It was published by Penguin in July of 2018, and runs 400 pages. This review contains spoilers.


It’s 1916. President Taft has died in office and his vice president is terminally ill, so Teddy Roosevelt is re-elected president f...

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This novel has a tight, entertaining plot with a major twist about midway and another at the end of the story that keeps the reader guessing. After the first twist, you can go along for the ride on most of it, but then the suspense builds up again at ...more
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This is well-crafted poetry with plenty of old-fashioned, solid structure, but turned to contemporary themes, daily observations and now and then, some pointed social criticisms. These poems offer humor, love, answers to life's questions, courage, ...more
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" Afromyth: A Fantasy Collection Please read and review. These are great stories with African characters. "
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