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Articles by Karen Burnham

About Karen Burnham (82 Articles)
Karen is vocationally an engineer and avocationally a sf/f reviewer and critic. She has worked on the Orion and Dream Chaser spacecraft and written for SFSignal, Strange Horizons, and Locus Magazine.

REVIEW: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The tale of a woman caught up in djombi business. MY REVIEW: PROS: A lovely, funny, different, and human story. CONS: The prologue chapter probably [...]

April 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer

Love, Lust and Death are universal human experiences and pervasive literary themes. The Loving Dead blends them in a way that I have never seen before. Amelia Beamer’s [...]

July 22, 2010 // 0 Comments


Amelia Beamer is a debut novelist who also works for Locus Magazine. She has published short fiction in venues such as Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Interfictions [...]

July 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

In my stroll through the classics, I feel like I’ve gotten my fill of utopian literature, now thankfully out of style. However, in reading Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We [...]

July 19, 2010 // 8 Comments

REVIEW: The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison

Note: This review of a book from 1922 may feel like it is coming out of left field. I’ve been reading and reviewing some of the older genre works that inform the modern [...]

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Soulless by Gail Carriger

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In steam-punk Victorian London, a lady teams up with a werewolf to track down people creating rogue vampires. MY REVIEW: PROS: A wonderfully fun [...]

February 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Push of the Sky by Camille Alexa

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A collection of short fiction and poetry showcasing the visual imagination of the author. MY REVIEW: PROS: Stunning sf/f poetry. CONS: More-or-less [...]

September 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Bridge by Zoran Živković

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Three surrealist stories in which people follow odd people and odd things happen. MY REVIEW: PROS: The writing is spare and effective CONS: I have [...]

June 29, 2009 // 2 Comments

Mind Meld Make-Up Test with Yoon Ha Lee

Yoon Ha Lee wasn’t able to join us for the Mind Meld on Wednesday, but has still dropped in to help us answer the question: Q: What recommendations would you give this [...]

June 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

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