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“The Plumbers and the Princess”

My short-story “The Plumbers and the Princess” is now available in Aoife’s Kiss #41 – their 11th anniversary issue. Click here to purchase a copy. (It’s pronounced “EE-faw”, if you were wondering.) “The Plumbers and the Princess” in Aoife’s Kiss … Continue reading

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“The Paradise Aperture” by David Carani

I’m reading David Carani’s “The Paradise Aperture” in this week’s StarShipSofa. The story is in this year’s Writers Of The Future anthology as well. Click here to hear it. StarShipSofa No 235

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“The Mansion” by Henry van Dyke

I can now be heard narrating the Christmas story on “Journey Into…”, entitled “The Mansion” and written by Henry van Dyke. Listen here. Journey #23 – The Mansion by Henry van Dyke

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Book Review: “11/22/63” by Stephen King

Book Review: “11/22/63” by Stephen King

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Book Review: “Spectyr” by Philippa Ballantine

As I said in my review of Geist, Philippa Ballantine’s writing is well-paced, not overly laden with exposition (a major flaw in several fantasy novels I’ve read), and tends to leave tropes for readers to trip over. Book Review: “Spectyr” … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Geist” by Philippa Ballantine

Geist combines the best of what I like in 1990s fantasy fiction with the scope of a doorstop novel… and then pares out all the extraneous crap that makes a fantasy novel into a doorstop. What’s left is 300 pages … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin

To go back to my comment on storytelling style — the best way to explain it is that I felt like I was reading Anita Blake: God Hunter. The same problems I have with Laurell K. Hamilton’s storytelling, I had … Continue reading

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