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What I’ve Just Read: You Don’t Scare Me

You Don’t Scare Me, a supernatural thriller by John Farris, was one of the free books I picked up at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, and I had high hopes for it. After all, the cover blurb calls Farris is “A legend among thriller novelists,” and that’s according to Dean Koontz, who is …

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What I’ve Just Read: Dragonhaven

You’d think, after all these years, that there’d be nothing new to say about dragons (just like there is very little new to say about vampires), but Robin McKinley proves that wrong with Dragonhaven, originally published in hardcover by G.P. Putnam but now out in paperback from Ace. This was one of the books included …

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Hasenpfeffer immortalized in song

You might think it’s hard to work Hasenpfeffer into a song lyric (except, of course, for the theme song to Laverne and Shirley), but John Anealio at Sci-Fi Songs has managed it, as one line in a tribute song about the recent The SF/F/H Book Reviewers Linkup Meme started by John Ottinger at Grasping for …

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What I’ve Just Read: Ill Met in the Arena

Dave Duncan is one of the most consistent producers of top-notch fantasy novels in the business (and also a very nice guy). His latest, Ill Met in the Arena, isn’t my favorite of his books, but it’s still a fun read that had me devouring pages like potato chips by the end. Duncan has set …

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What I’ve Just Read: By Schism Rent Asunder

By Schism Rent Asunder is the second book in David Weber’s new series that began with Off Armageddon Reef. Before I read it someone warned me that they thought it didn’t really work as a stand-alone novel: it’s very much a bridge between what happened in the first book and what’s going to happen in …

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