Nonfiction

When history goes ‘wonderfully wrong’ (review)

May 24, 2019

Review: “The Lucky Strike,” by Kim Stanley RobinsonPM PressISBN: 978-1-60486-085-6128 pages Support independent booksellers buy purchasing this book via IndieBound • Amazon users can get it in paperback and Kindle ebook editions. It takes no small degree of presumption and vision, not to mention technical mastery as a writer, to give history an alternative ending, […]

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Magical escapes in a city of sunlight and shadows (review)

May 17, 2019

What a sparkling jewel-box of a book is Ellen Klages’ World Fantasy Award-winning “Passing Strange” — full of intricate workings, hidden chambers, privileged glimpses into private and magical lives … and packing a wicked, winking Jack (or is it Jill?)-in-the-box ending.

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‘The Atavist’ adds a humanist twist to time travel

October 12, 2017

“I was originally trying to come back with names for a person that idealizes the romantic past. Many words didn’t quite capture the feeling I was looking for, but The Atavist did — even though most people don’t recognize the word or its meaning. And that’s okay — we’ll help define it!”

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