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 Laura E. Reeve, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

 

Summer reading wrap-up

SpellCrash, by Kelly McCullough, could be called cyber-fantasy. There’s magic, dimension-hopping, and spells merged with computer hardware/software operations. There’s a large cast of characters, with backstories, but the characters also fill roles in Greek mythology, which helps the neophyte hang on. Surprisingly, I felt cast adrift by the lack of real locations (that sounds ironic […]






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Deliverer, by C. J. Cherryh

This is the final book of the third series of C. J. Cherryh’s "Foreigner" saga (see my entry on Pretender, the second book). I’ve already talked about Ms. Cherryh’s wonderful ability to create mindsets, as told through the human ambassador Bren Cameron, called the paidhi by the atevi. Bren Cameron, the latest paidhi, has helped […]






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Pretender, by C. J. Cherryh

C. J. Cherryh has done three series of three books on the "Foreigner" series, so perhaps it follows that three is considered a felicitous number by her seven-to-eight-foot-tall aliens, called the atevi. I’ve always been in awe of Ms. Cherryh’s ability to create alien mindsets and the atevi are a wonderful creation. They are so […]






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