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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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humanity's fire review

Book Review: Humanity’s Fire by Michael Cobley

by Boreas

Blurbs by the late, great Iain Banks come few and far between.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Banks blurb on another science fiction work. Being a Banks acolyte, it was no question that these books by Cobley would find themselves on “Mount TBR”.  The problem was managing the expectations that such […]

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