Archive for October, 2003

China on SF vs. Fantasy

by Michael on Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

This may be old news to some, as China apparently first posted it way back in 2001, but over at China Miéville’s official site, he’s shared his opinions on the SF versus fantasy debate: Two untrue things are commonly claimed about fantasy. The first is that fantasy and science fiction are fundamentally different genres. The […]

Devlin’s Honor

by Michael on Saturday, October 25th, 2003

Devlin’s Honor by Patricia Bray [3.5/5] Devlin’s Honor is the sequel to Devlin’s Luck, a damn fine novel and winner of the 2003 Compton Crook Award. In this book, Devlin is forced to travel back to his homeland of Duncaer, in search of the lost Sword of Light. As she did in the first book, […]

Warchild

by Jennifer on Sunday, October 12th, 2003

Warchild [3/5] by Karin Lowachee (Warner Aspect, April 2002) Perhaps best (if simply) described as a coming of age story set against a backdrop of interstellar war, assassination and spycraft, I’d been wanting to read this book for some time. With the author up for the Campbell award this year, I was even more intrigued. […]

A few more book reviews

by Michael on Tuesday, October 7th, 2003

It’s been a month since I last posted about books, so I thought I should catch up…. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold [4/5] Jennifer already laid out the basic plot of this one in her review, so I’ll just add my thoughts. This was the first thing I’ve read by Bujold, though […]