Tag Archive: Joe Abercrombie

May 08

Week 18: More effing awards – but seriously I love them – and two books I liked but didn’t love

Books Read The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan The Night Clocks by Paul Meloy The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken Currently Reading  In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker (1) This week my review of Tade Thompson’s award-winning and fantastic début novel, Making Wolf, was published on the Strange Horizons’ website.  Here’s a quote from my …

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Oct 17

Book Review: Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

While I was reading Half a King by Joe Abercrombie I kept having flashbacks (non acid related) to other fantasy novels and literary works.  At first the book reminded me of a young adult version of Katherine Addison’s Hugo and Nebula nominated novel Goblin Emperor, what with Yarvi suddenly finding himself the reluctant king of Gettland …

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Jun 28

And the best novel Locus Award winners are…

… for Best Science Fiction Novel – Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie For Best Fantasy Novel – The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison For Best Young Adult Book – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie For Best First Novel – The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert   The only category I’ve read in its entirety is Best Science Fiction novel, …

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May 05

The Locus Award Nominees Have Been Announced

I’ve been hanging out for the announcement of the Locus Award nominees.  This Award has always been an excellent snapshot of the state of (mostly) American SF&F and because my tastes have clearly drifted away from core genre, I’m curious to see how I react to the 20 novels listed below (or at least the …

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