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The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia

(review by Leticia Lara, originally appeared at Fantastica Ficcion)

Some days ago I found myself with ten euros to spend in an online bookstore and I thought to buy some of the books that I’d have liked to read but never did buy it for whatever reason. 324 more words


The Secret Scarlet Cinder Hunt in Coldtown

I haven’t been reading as much as I would like. Or, at least, that was the case two weeks ago.

I’ve always been greedy for stories, but lately, I’ve indulged in more movies and television than good textual tales. 1,305 more words

Ramble-y Thought-y Thing

Ekaterina Sedia - The Alchemy of Stone

Reading books by new (to me) authors has been paying off big time. Ekaterina Sedia definitely made me curious and eager for her other books. But, as sometimes happens, I still don’t quite know how I feel about… 1,330 more words


Ekaterina Sedia’s Secret History of Moscow (The Mythorealist Spirit in Art and Literature, Part 8)

Ekaterina Sedia’s novel The Secret History of Moscow is often seen as a Russian answer to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, but its protagonist Galina is a more interesting and complex personality than Neverwhere’s Richard Mayhew. 616 more words

Encore Interview with Ekaterina Sedia

This is an encore presentation of a interview with Ekaterina Sedia that first appeared here at Bill Ectric’s Place on September 30, 2008.

“Every city contains secret places. 1,059 more words

Decembrist Revolt

The Mythorealist Spirit in Art and Literature, Part 1

1- Mythorealism

The term “mythorealism” was coined by fantasy author Lani Thompson to describe a particular tendency in modern art and literature, the tendency to create stories in which “myth incarnates in the waking world”: 472 more words

10 Wonderful Russian Novels You Probably Haven't Read

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the 2014 Winter Olympics start tomorrow in Sochi, Putin’s favorite vacation spot. So why not commemorate the event by doing something wholly un-sports-related and not the least bit outdoorsy, and pick up a Russian novel? 818 more words