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Bite-sized books: Madeleine

Madeleine is in therapy, haunted by memories that take over her waking world like hallucinations. She blames the experimental drug trial she signed up to. Her therapist suspects it’s just another psychological tic brought on by grief. 421 more words


Blood Trade by Faith Hunter

Vampires restrain themselves from wholesale slaughter… but they didn’t used to and some don’t want to anymore. And of course the souped-up vamps are harder to kill. 63 more words

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Death's Rival by Faith Hunter

Killing vampires by infecting their ‘food’ is funny, but not as funny as Jane Yellowrock playing at diplomacy. She’s not very good at it.

The old-lady inn-keeper is interesting, you don’t see many old women in SFF. 29 more words

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Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

The war between ‘terra indigene’ and humans is escalating…

The good:
* Meg Corbin continues to act -perfectly logically – so why are people so amused by her all the time? 264 more words

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SFF REVIEW: creating sensitively, AI, and "The Algorithms of Value"

Hello, fellow travelers. There’s been a minor hiccup lately due to travel, but the lifestyles of two peripatetic writer-academics means slight scheduling adjustments. When this post goes live, Arkady should be somewhere in Istanbul, and Cat should be somewhere in the middle of the US, heading east.  672 more words

Reviewer: Cat

Not His Majesty's Dragon, Actually

I am a week late joining the Temeraire party, having failed to keep up reading it in Dutch. English copy procured, I am now aboard as our gorgeous Imperial fledgling and his well-bred Naval handler fall in love and get sent to school to learn a few much-needed lessons. 940 more words