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Shattered Vessels by Kary English and Robert B. Finegold

I’m home from vacation and mostly caught up from being away. So, it’s back to my regularly scheduled posts. That means, today’s post 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: March, 2016 in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine

Genre: mythology

Setting: various parts of Earth, from prehistory to the present

Summary: Short version: The ongoing struggle between good and evil tips to good Continue reading

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The Minotaur’s Wife by Thomas K. Carpenter

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: September 2016 in Galaxy’s Edge: Issue 22

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Setting: a diner between Albuquerque and Durango, present day

Summary: Short version: All is not what it seems at breakfast in the diner Continue reading

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Tattoo by Michelle Rene

I was given a copy of this novella to review (although my views are my own). It’s published by Annorlunda Enterprises, a small-press publisher that focuses on stories that make you think.

Published: 2018 (today is the release day, in fact!)

Genre: maybe post-apocalyptic fiction? It was Judgement Day that happened, not the apocalypse, but it changed everything

Length: 152 pages

Setting: a generic city, near future Continue reading

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

A friend of mine is a big fan of Gaiman. This was my first introduction to his writing. Interestingly, I recently listened to a full-cast adaptation of this book done by the BBC.

Published: 2005

Genre: fantastical fiction

Length: 334 pages

Setting: mostly London, but also a bit in Florida Continue reading

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Helen of Troy by Margaret George

I picked this up from the library because it was historical fiction. As a bonus, I enjoy the Greek myths.

Published: 2006

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 611 pages

Setting: ancient Greece and Troy Continue reading

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The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

I got this book from a Lifehacker post on getting boys to read books with female protagonists. I thought it sounded interesting because it had several elements of Greek mythology in it. I read it now because it gave me a U author. I tried to get the kids to read it, but neither was interested.

Published: 2006

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 424 pages

Font: Hoefler Text

Setting: London and St. Paul, MN, present day Continue reading

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

It’s a book written by a favorite author on a topic I enjoy. Of course I was going to read it! And maybe pass it on to the kids as well.

Published: 2017

Genre: mythology

Length: 283 pages of story, 297 pages with glossary

Setting: Mostly Midgard, before the start of history Continue reading

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