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 Laura E. Reeve, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

 

Year’s (2004) Best SF, 21st Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

The problem with short stories, both in reading them and trying to get them published, is that they’re so subjective. As they say about Beauty, Story and Character are also in the eye of the beholder.






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Satisfying standalone fantasy, and Nebula nominees

My favorite in this reading pile was Carol Berg’s Song of the Beast, closely followed by Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel, Elantris. They’re both standalone traditional fantasies, with rich detailed worlds, complex characters, twisted plots, action, and politics. I chose both because they were traditional fantasy, but unashamedly standalone. Perhaps because these books didn’t attempt to […]






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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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