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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Steeplejack, Return of Souls, Spells of Blood and Kin, and Pride’s Spell

Review of Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley (Tor Teen, June 14, 2016) Steeplejack is set in the ethnically diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The viewpoint character is Anglet Sutonga, a young woman who repairs steeples. The … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Spear of Light, Infomocracy, and Like a Boss

Review of Spear of Light by Brenda Cooper (Pyr, June 7, 2016) We return to the adventures of Nona and Charlie on the planet Lym after the treaty with the Next has at least temporarily put a war with them … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Runtime by S.B. Divya

Review of Runtime by S.B. Divya Marmeg is a bouncer at a club and wants more than anything to race and place in the Minerva Sierra Challenge. The prize from placing would allow her to pay college tuition and buy … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews A Whisper of Southern Lights by Tim Lebbon

Review of A Whisper of Southern Lights: The Assassin Series Book 2 by Tim Lebbon This volume revisits Gabriel’s fight against Temple the demon which we saw in a previous novella (Pieces of Hate). Now time has passed so the two … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Their Favorite Anthologies and Short Story Collections from 2015

Review of Accessing the Future: A Disability-Themed Anthology of Speculative Fiction edited by Kathryn Allan and Djibril al-Ayad (Futurefire.net, 2015) This anthology alternates between short fiction pieces and illustrations. The black and white illustrations all fit with the theme of … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Tuesday Releases: Fran Wilde, Wesley Chu, and Jay Posey

Review of The Jewel and her Lapidary by Fran Wilde (Tor.com, May 3, 2016) This vibrant fantasy novella deals with friendship and family when betrayal occurs. Sima and Lin are trapped in a space far below the floor after being … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Black City Saint by Richard A Knaak and Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire

Review of Black City Saint by Richard A Knaak (Pyr, March 1, 2016) This is an urban fantasy set in Prohibition-era Chicago with a very vividly described real-world history which includes bootleggers, mobs, and the turf wars between different factions. … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Visits Norwescon 39 in SeaTac, Washington!

Review of Norwescon 39 March 24-27, 2016 (Seatac, Washington) After enjoying ourselves in the Pacific Northwest last year, we decided to venture out that way for another convention. Norwescon is primarily focused on SFF literature but also covers anime, costuming, … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley

Review of The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley (Tor.com, April 19, 2016) The child’s viewpoint really worked for this story. The boy’s admiration for the knight is quite clear, the descriptions really making the knight seem larger than life. His … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Shadow and Flame by Gail Z Martin and Grave Visions by Kalayna Price

Review of Shadow and Flame by Gail Z Martin (Orbit, March 2016) This is the fourth volume of the Ascendant Kingdom Saga. Blaine McFadden has to deal with the aftermath of restoring the magic to the kingdom. Some of the … Continue reading

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