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Review: Queen of None by Natania Barron

Posted on 2020-11-17 at 15:25 by montsamu

In which a publisher sends an advance review copy of Chapel Hill author Natania Barron's forthcoming novel to me, but my wife claims it as her own:

Queen of None by Natania Barron (Vernacular Books, December 2020)

When Anna Pendragon was born, Merlin prophesied: "Through all the ages, and in the hearts of men, you will be forgotten."

Married at twelve, and a mother soon after, Anna - the famed King Arthur's sister - did not live a young life full of promise, myth, and legend. She bore three

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Review: Saiensu Fikushon 2016 (Haikasoru)

Posted on 2017-03-27 at 18:8 by montsamu
Saiensu Fikushon 2016 by [Fujii, Taiyo, EnJoe, Toh, Hirotaka, TOBI]

Saiensu Fikushon 2016 (Haikasoru, 2016) is a sushi sampler sized feast of bizarre, compelling, and legitimately technophobia-inducing speculative fiction from Japan, launching a new annual (we can hope!) mini-anthology series that hearkens back (with its conception and cover design, at least) to classic Japanese manga anthologies. Here's the publisher description:

Three new stories from three of the best science fiction writers in Japan:

"Overdrive" by Toe EnJoe — How fast is the speed of thought?


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