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INTERVIEW: Daniel Polansky on ‘Low Town’

The plan is for the sequel to be released in 2012. While I'm confident the book will be ready in plenty of time to meet that goal, it's ultimately up to my publishers and a firm date hasn't been set yet. Rest assured, Warden's fall is a story all its own, and one that I am looking forward to sharing with readers in the not too distant future. [...]

October 18, 2011 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Low Town by Daniel Polansky

Into the great city of Rigus we crash into the slum of Low Town where one man struggles against his past, what he has become and a sordid mystery that he is compelled to solve. Darkness abounds in this novel that blends detective, noir, and fantasy. [...]

October 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

In a future where corporate greed has driven the world to a near-constant brink of disaster, the Thai remain an island of seclusion--ever vigilant against an influx of bad fruit or an infectious disease that could kill them all. This is a story of a medley of characters all trying to survive in a hostile world. [...]

April 2, 2011 // 17 Comments

REVIEW: Kell’s Legend by Andy Remic

Kell is a retired warrior of legend, suffering from arthritis and the sluggishness of age, until a bloodthirsty army descends upon his town to lay destruction. He takes up his dreaded butterfly axe named: Ilanna, to do battle. Fleeing an enemy that proves too strong, Kell sets out with some lone survivors, on a journey that becomes nearly forgotten amidst an onslaught of horror and bloodshed that unfolds in their path. [...]

January 10, 2011 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell

In Ragamuffin, Nashara is a last ditch effort, centuries in the making, to usurp the yoke of alien rule by the pirate-like force of terran traditionalists, that refuse to submit to the masters of humanity. [...]

December 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

The far future: Man has colonized the stars. And they're hostile. Our solution: Fight back and fight first. Our recruits: Grandma and Grandpa. But not how you knew them. New and improved, like you've never seen or imagined. [...]

November 22, 2010 // 11 Comments

REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Roshar is a fascinating land of strange cultures, animals and even plant life where magically-enhanced knights wielding fearsome Blades rule. Follow a thief, a highprince and a surgeon-turned-soldier as they go through the struggles of life to protect their family, hold together their kingdom and fight for what's right on a path that is fraught with peril and leading to more. [...]

November 8, 2010 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: The Ninth Avatar by Todd Newton

Evil army of the undead led by a prophesied destroyer of all that is good, ravages the land. A small party of would-be defenders forms by chance amidst the ashes and takes their small fight to the enemy. [...]

November 4, 2010 // 12 Comments

REVIEW: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Warbreaker is an epic story of a kingdom in peril, a god that is more AND less than what he seems, a sister's love and jealousy, magical breath, and an army of the walking dead (and running, and slashing, and stabbing...). [...]

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments