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Wednesday’s Story by Wole Talabi

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: May 2016 in Lightspeed Magazine (read it for free here)

Genre: fairy tale/fantasy

Length: 11 pages

Setting: Nigeria, recent past, and an Otherworld

Summary: Short version: The story behind the “Solomon Grundy” nursery rhyme 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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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I’ve heard good things about this book in various places, but I put it on my TBR list after listening to episode 17 of the What Should I Read Next podcast. I decided it had been a while since I’d read a post-apocalyptic book and it was time to check it off my reading list.

Published: 2014

Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction

Length: 333 pages

Setting: various places in North America, near future Continue reading

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

I was provided an advance review copy of this book to read, but my opinions are my own. I was intrigued by the setting, and always interested in good scifi.

Published: 2016 (it comes out today!)

Genre: science fiction

Length: 364 pages

Setting: Nigeria, mostly near Lagos, 2055-2066 Continue reading

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