Review: A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy

Review: A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy

Margaret Killjoy’s A Country of Ghosts is a work of beautifully crafted utopian fiction that reminded me of nothing so much as Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed–except in a country called Hron where there is enough for everyone, as opposed to LeGuin’s moon Anarres, where there are precious few resources.

Highly recommended.

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Review: The Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly

Review: The Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly

Well, it's a review of the first three books. A look at Goodreads shows that there's at least one additional novel and a number of shorter works. And, to be honest, after reading these three--The Silent Tower, The Silicon Mage, and Dog Wizard, I have no desire to ever read anything in this setting ever again. I wanted to like these books, I really did....

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Recent Reading, January 2021

Recent Reading, January 2021

I've been doing a fair amount of reading these days, which has been really great. I feel like I've found my reading mojo again--finally. So here's a few things I've read recently: First up is Eva Leigh's Union of the Rakes series. These two books were a lot of fun--fluffy Regency romance with protagonists of a scientific and economic bent, respectively....

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Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Oh my goodness gracious, this book. This was the portal fantasy I didn't know I needed. The narrator of the of Alix E. Harrow's debut novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is the titular January Scaller. SHe grew up as the ward of the mysterious Mr. Locke, in his mansion and amongst his collected curiosities. January herself is a bit of a curiosity,...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

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