Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marie Jakober’s very different version of ‘demons’ & ‘angels’

Marie Jakober. The Demon Left Behind (Edge 2011). The author of The Black Chalice, one of the best historical fantasies & a complex inquiry into religious belief & human sensuality, Marie Jakober returns to those concerns in a contemporary setting … Continue reading

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Hal Duncan’s great big Book of All Hours

Hal Duncan. The Book of All Hours: Vellum (Macmillan 2005). Ink (Macmillan 2007). Okay, I somehow missed these when they first appeared, to almost universal acclaim. All of which they deserve; indeed, some are probably already writing theses on them. … Continue reading

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An exile’s new voice

Goran Simic´. Sunrise in the Eyes of the Snowman (Biblioasis 2010). Goran Simic´, this year’s Writer-in-Exile in Edmonton, came to Canada from Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1996. Although he has published a number of books in translation, Sunrise in the Eyes of … Continue reading

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Justina Robson’s cyberpunk/fantasy melange: Quantum Gravity.

Justina Robson. Keeping It Real (Pyr 2007) Book One of Quantum Gravity. Justina Robson. Selling Out (Pyr 2007) Book Two of Quantum Gravity.Justina Robson. Going Under (Pyr 2008) Book Three of Quantum Gravity. Justina Robson. Chasing the Dragon (Pyr 2009) … Continue reading

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