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Allie McCarn
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News: I Am Still Here
Surprise! I'm still around, and I have not abandoned Tethyan Books.  I have a habit of underestimating how difficult life changes will be, or possibly just of overestimating how smoothly I'll be able to handle them.  These last few months have involved a lo...
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Review: Artemis by Andy Weir
Artemis by Andy Weir Published: Crown Publishers (2017) Awards Nominated: Prometheus Award The Book: “ Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric bil...
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Review: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers Published: Hodder & Stoughton (2016) Series: Book 2 of the Wayfarers Awards Nominated: Hugo, Arthur C. Clarke and BSFA Awards The Book: “Once, Lovelace had eyes and ears everywhere. She was a ship’s artificial int...
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TV Musings: Winter 2017-2018
In this series of posts, I’m discussing science fiction and fantasy television I’ve watched recently. There are far too many interesting shows out there for me to keep up, so I tend to have some time lag in the ones I’m watching. Today, I want to talk about...
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Review: Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone
Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone Published: Tor, 2016 Series: Book 5 of the Craft Sequence The Book: “After helping to save Kos Everburning, Tara has remained in the town of Alt Coulomb as a Craftswoman advisor to the church.  Soon, she finds herself in th...
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Short Fiction: December 2017
For my final post on 2017 short fiction, I’d like to recommend two interesting fantasy novelettes from Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Both are from authors that are new to me! Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions by M. Bennardo (Novelette, BCS): This story left ...
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Review: A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge Published: 1999 (Tor Books) Series: Book 2 of Zones of Thought Awards Nominated: Arthur C. Clarke, Locus SF, and Nebula Awards Awards Won: Campbell, Hugo, and Prometheus Awards The Book: “Representatives of two human ci...
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Short Fiction: November 2017
I had another few weeks of unexpectedly busy life, so I didn’t manage to post all of my recommended short fiction of 2017 before the closing of the Hugo nominations.  In any case, I still want to share the short fiction I’ve enjoyed reading, and I hope to g...
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Review: Babylon's Ashes by James S.A. Corey
Bablyon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey Published: Orbit (2016) Series: Book 6 of the Expanse Awards Nominated: Locus SF Award Beware of spoilers below from earlier books in the series! The Book: “A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will ...
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Short Fiction: October 2017
Hugo nominations season is upon us, and I have not yet read all the short fiction that I intended!  As a recap on these series of posts, it was the Hugo Awards that initially prompted me to dive more deeply into the world of short fiction.  The low nominati...
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