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Why You Need to Read: “The Witch’s Heart”

The Witch’s Heart: A Novel By: Genevieve Gornichec Published: February 9, 2021 Genre: Folklore, Fantasy, Mythology, Retellings             Loki still came to bother her at his leisure. She was fine with that, as she enjoyed his company, though she did find him to be a little much at times. Peace and quiet were the only companions… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Witch’s Heart”

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“Best of” Lists: The Greatest, the Essential and Personal Favorites

So, TIME Magazine is the latest publication to release its list of “The Best Fantasy Novels of All Time.” The magazine even went further than Forbes and known fan sites (and critics) and had a panel consisting of leading fantasy authors to form, to vote, and to finalize their “selections.” While this list is impressive with selections… Continue reading “Best of” Lists: The Greatest, the Essential and Personal Favorites

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Speculative Fiction Books that Kept My Interest in the Genre

Please note the title of this post refers to books! I will write a separate list containing movies, TV shows and video games related to speculative fiction sometime in the future. And, expect that list to consist of “originals,” not just media adaptations of books. Also, these are NOT my favorite speculative fiction books of… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Books that Kept My Interest in the Genre

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Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?

Video games, graphic novels and comic books and manga, and fantasy literature continue to share the same criticism from those who are neither fans nor creators: they are for children and/or they have no place in a classroom or in an academic setting. The fact that such notions continue to be made is a disconcerting… Continue reading Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?

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Why You Need to Read: “Gods of Jade and Shadow”

Gods of Jade and Shadow By: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Published: July 23, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Folklore, Historical Fiction, Mythology             Casiopea Tun, named after a constellation, was born under the most rotten star imaginable in the firmament. She was eighteen, penniless, and had grown up in Uukumil, a drab town where mule-drawn railcars stopped twice a week… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Gods of Jade and Shadow”

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Why You Need to Read: “Uncanny Collateral”

Valkyrie Collection: Book One: Uncanny Collateral By: Brian McClellan Published: April 2, 2019 Genre: Urban Fantasy PLEASE NOTE: The following contains some minor spoilers. You have been warned.             “My name is Alek Fitz,” I said. “I’m a reaper for Valkyrie Collateral, and I’ve come to collect your debt.”(Chapter 1).             When an author diverts from their… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Uncanny Collateral”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Wolf in the Whale”

By: Jordanna Max Brodsky                                                    Published: January 29, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy   Garbed once more as a man, I entered the blood-soaked iglu. I sawed at my hair so it brushed the tops of my ears as a man’s should. I wore a man’s knife in a sheath looped across my chest. I… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Wolf in the Whale”

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Why You Need to Read: These Books While Waiting for “The Winds of Winter”

A list of suggested books to read while we continue to wait for the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.