Tag Archives: fantasy

forgotten books: Shapechanger’s Song

this is the 115th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Shapechanger and The Song Of Homana by Jennifer Roberson, DAW Books, March 2001 paperback omnibus: 2 novels – fantasy – 1st and 2nd novels in the Cheysuli series “In 1979, … Continue reading

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Why the Darkness?

I just read the table of contents for The Best British Fantasy 2013. It seems, from the blurbs on the stories and the book summary on SF Signal, that the contents are dark, grim, apocalyptic, twisted. I wonder why current short … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, April 9-15, 2012

Just goes to show once in a while a new book does slip into the house. One because I wanted it (Frederick Nebel), one and the last just because it sounded interesting when I chanced upon a review (Randy Mathes) and one because … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 26 – April 1, 2012

Not a thing, and that’s the way I like it. As mentioned in the last N.A. post, the Special, I’ve dumped the pre-orders, cleared the basket, stopped ordering stuff, quit going to the book store. If that sounds excruciatingly boring, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 5 – 11, 2012

After last week’s landslide of books, things have settled down a good deal. There had been a good deal of talk about reading Ed McBain, especially 87th Precinct books, for Friday Forgotten Books, and I admit I had none. That’s … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 27 – Match 4, 2012

Quite a lot arrived, this time. I’m filling in the gaps I had with a couple of series, and bought a new graphic novel for the first time in a while, plus mysteries, for both myself and Wife’s reading pleasure … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 20-26, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of friends, more than one package showed up this last week. Such unexpected largess is appreciated, even if I am trying to cut down on the book count here. First the images, then the descriptions (as always). A … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 6 – 12, 2012

Mystery! Fantasy! Science Fiction! I’ve gotta read faster! The Admantine Palace by Stephen Deas [Roc Fantasy, 2011 paperback, new] – fantasy – When I read a really positive review of a book like this, often on The Fantasy Book Critic … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 30 – February 5, 2012

Just one book this time, and it’s something a little different. How to Be A Bad Bird Watcher by Simon Barnes [Short Books 2006 trade paperback, new] – non-fiction – the various reviews of this have intrigued me, all of … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 23-29, 2012

A mix of books and music this time. Here we go. Music of Downton Abbey by John Lunn [Decca Records December 13, 2011 audio CD, new] – soundtrack – original music from the TV series, Season One – I still … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 16-22, 2012

Just a few things, a little of this, a little of that. Here we go. Digital Nature Photography by John and Barbara Gerlach [Focal Press 2007 trade paper, new] – digital photography, specifically nature photography, including birds, animals, trees, landscapes, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals August 1 – 7, 2011

Various & Sundry might be a good description for this weeks additions to the stockpile here at the Portland abode. Old mystery, newer mystery, travel, graphic novels, fantasy, pulp. To quote a line from the film Jurassic Park, (remember? It’s when … Continue reading

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New Arrivals March 21-27, 2011

After a zilch last week, a few more things this time, of various types and topics, information and explainations on each follow the gallery. As usual, click to enlarge. A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants by The American Horticultural Society [Covent … Continue reading

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New Arrivals February 21-27, 2011

Note: New Arrivals is a day early this week to make room for my entry in the Scarry Night flash fiction challenge, which will be posted Monday morning. After a zero week last time, I’ve got 10 this time. Here … Continue reading

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New Arrivals – January 24-30

Things continue to trickle in. This time I’ve got a fantasy trilogy and two mysteries. As usual, click to see larger image of covers. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Mariller [TOR Fantasy 2000 mass market paperback, new] – fantasy … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday: week of June 20-26, 2010

New arrivals – Week of June 20 –26, 2010 A little of just about everything this week with the exception of mystery and western fiction. I’m not sure why I’m not buying mysteries lately, it is usually the mainstay of … Continue reading

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Enchanted Night

by Steven Millhauser, (c) 1999  –  Vintage Books trade paper edition After reading two reviews of this book, one by Chris at the Stuff As Dreams Are Made On blog, the other by regular commenter here, Carl V. on his blog … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time Challenge my long list

Remember, this is FANTASY (and related) reading.  I wasn’t sure what I had on hand, unread or that I might want to re-read.  A browse through the catalog allowed me to come up with a goodly number of possibilities. I’ll … Continue reading

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Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tale and Mythology

Spring Reader’s Challenge Carl V. who is no relation to the alien alligators in human suits currently to be found on network television, runs the blog Stainless Steel Droppings. He’s launching his second Reader’s Challenge of the year, Once Upon A Time … Continue reading

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The Joy of Discovery

Note: This post constitutes the 20th in a series of Friday Forgotten Books, this time in the form of a brief memoir about discovering books. For more Friday Forgotten Books, see Patti Abbott’s blog. There are few things more pleasing to readers … Continue reading

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