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'Available Dark' by Elizabeth Hand

After I finished reading Wylding Hall, I immediately picked up Available Dark for a re-read. Also by Elizabeth Hand, this novel works well as a companion piece – the very English tradition of folk music-meets-countryside-eerie swapped for Nordic folklore noir, with an ear-splitting, black metal soundtrack. 906 more words

Book Review: Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand

I did a little fiction this week, leaving behind the heavy political tomes (although really, Fire and Fury wasn’t exactly a heavy read) and picked up a fun little mystery/maybe supernatural book called Wylding Hall. 817 more words

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'Wylding Hall' by Elizabeth Hand

In Elizabeth Hand’s Wylding Hall, a haunted house story meets folk-horror when a brilliant young musician disappears in mysterious circumstances. 808 more words

Reading Wylding Hall

I’ve been a fan of Elizabeth Hand’s fiction for a long time. Waking the Moon, which seems to be a lot of people’s Elizabeth Hand gateway drug (at least, among readers around my age), came out when I was in college. 577 more words


"Fire." by Elizabeth Hand

Read this slim book in one sitting and you’ll get a perfect overview of the career of Elizabeth Hand. There’s the witty, subversive fiction. There’s an autobiographical piece – “Beyond Belief: On Becoming a Writer.” There are two biographical portraits of fine writers who are in danger of slipping out of public consciousness. 348 more words

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Review: 'Winterlong' by Elizabeth Hand

It is big and it is worth praising …Winterlong is a dense, graceful, bullying book of great length and much skill; it is a live tale, told in a live voice, by an author of muscle and drive and ambition; it shows the depth of talent available in science fiction.

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Wylding Hall

It’s been a little bit too long since I finished Sunshine to really remember enough (sometimes I have the memory of a metaphorical goldfish, which helps when I want to reread things), but I certainly… 328 more words

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