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Book Review: The Vagrant by Peter Newman

by Boreas

Harper Voyager U.K. (Apr, 2015), Cover by Jamie Jones   Quests are ubiquitous in all cultures. Joseph Campbell carefully explained the hows and whys of every major story being a quest, a hero’s journey in some form or the other. Peter Newman’s The Vagrant (2015) is another quest narrative and follows the format of Campbell’s monomyth to a […]

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Book Review: The King’s Justice by Stephen R. Donaldson

by Boreas

G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Oct, 2015), Cover by John Jude Palencar   Like another novel I recently read, The Vagrant, the titular story in Donaldson’s The King’s Justice: Two Novellas (2015) is written in my least favourite perspective, the omniscient present tense. However, unlike the often clipped, adjective-heavy sentences of uniform length frequently found in the former novel, […]

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Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

by Boreas

Arbor House Hc | Nov. 1987 | Cover art by Thomas Canty   When examining society in a particular city through an historian’s eye, the series of incidents that Ellen Kushner’s novel concerns itself with would be considered an insignificant curiosity. Unusually, Swordspoint (1987) tells a rather small and private tale. Nothing in it leads to […]

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Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (The 2015 World Fantasy Award Winner)

by Paul

Tags: Categories: Awards

Congratulations to David Mitchell on winning the World Fantasy Award for his novel, The Bone Clocks. But let us not forget that this novel is at least as much science fiction as it is fantasy – perhaps more so. It’s a novel about immortality; or rather, it is about two forms of immortality that are at war […]

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