Monday, April 18, 2016

Book Review: Anubis Gates – Tim Powers

Anubis Gates – Tim Powers

It’s pretty redundant for me to review this book, since it’s been out for decades now and won the 1983 Philip K. Dick Award and 1984 Science Fiction Chronicle Award. It’s influenced a ton of work, including my own. I’d read and loved this book when it first came out, and the re-read did not disappoint. (Also, his other books, including some of the newest, are also brilliant, so I was glad to revisit this one.)

Quirky time travel, madcap Egyptian sorcerers with some of the strangest and most interesting magic you’ll ever meet. Bizarre twists and intricate plotting make this a must-devour read. Throw into this an extremely detailed understanding of the various time periods and this book stays with you long after reading.

Highly recommend.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Book Review: Katherine Addison – The Goblin Emperor

Katherine Addison – The Goblin Emperor

Maia, the estranged son of the Emperor of the Elflands, is shocked to learn that his father and three of his siblings have perished in the crash of their airship and he is now the new emperor. Deeply interesting world and I liked Maia right off the bat. This book was so engrossing, it's hard to believe. I was looking for something that I could lose myself in, and this was it.

The novel received the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.  

Also, Katherine Addison is a pseudonym for Sarah Monette, so my copy of The Bone Key, by her, is shipping now. Looking forward to it!