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Her Sacred Spirit Soars by S. Qiouyi Lu

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: July, 2016 at Strange Horizons (you can either read or listen to the story for free at that link)

Genre: science fictional fantasy

Setting: California, late 1800s (most likely, since it was after the San Francisco riots of 1877)

Summary: Short version: Mystical energy from a kimkim is used to heal people Continue reading

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The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

This book was declared a gateway book for the post-apocalyptic genre by Tor (in this post) . I happen to love post-apocalyptic books, and yet hadn’t read this one, so of course I had to put it on my TBR list. I decided I needed a genre break and read it now.

Published: 2014

Genre: zombie thriller/post-apocalyptic

Length: 403 pages

Setting: near London, England, near future

Summary: Short version: The zombies always win Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I’ve seen this book mentioned positively numerous places and finally picked it up from the library.

Published: 2011

Genre: YA urban fantasy

Length: 352 pages

Setting: mostly Cairnholm, Wales, in the present day and 1940 Continue reading

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