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 Laura E. Reeve, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

 

Leviathon, by Scott Westerfeld, and recent criticisms of steampunk

I don’t always appreciate Young Adult (YA) SF/F. The world might not be complex enough for my taste and sometimes I don’t relate to the protagonists (perhaps I’ve crossed into crotchety-old-fart-land — more on that “place” later), but this wasn’t the case with Westerfeld’s Leviathon. I cared about the characters, particularly Alek. The girl Deryn […]






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Gail Carriger & Dan Abnett; In which I enjoy alternate English history and ignore immodest head-hopping

For the first week after surgery, I couldn’t get to sleep easily. The pain was disturbing if I lay on my side. My back felt least strained when I lay flat upon it, but I had to endure the screaming-sharp pain of initially putting pressure on my incision. The pain would eventually calm down, but […]






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BIG wrap-up of cold season reading

Sorry for the huge post, but this is a wrap-up of the reading I’ve done through our Colorado winter (I can see the plants coming up, yah spring!). Soulless, by Gail Carriger (published by Orbit), is described as "a comedy of manners set in Victorian London," and "a novel of vampires, werewolves, and parasols." One […]






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