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Book Review: The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin is a one of those writers I know I should be reading, but I never got around to it. I tried reading The Fifth Season some time ago, but I kind of bounced off of how bleak the first few chapters were. But! I’ve finally gotten around to filling at least one gap …

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Hallowread ’18, Part 2! The Annihilation Score, by Charles Stross

Okay, so I’m not going to read Lovecraftian-inspired cosmic horror for all of October– things are just working out that way. The Annihilation Score is the sixth in Charles Stross’ Laundry Files series. The books are centered on the Laundry, the UK’s super-secret government agency devoted to protecting the world from horrible and gibbering outer …

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Hallowread 2018! Part One: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.

Welcome to Hallowread 2018! In the spirit of the season, I like to use October as an opportunity to put aside books with dragons and spaceships on the cover, and instead start reading random horror novels that tend to have skeletons on the cover. Spooky! Though really, horror and sci-fi are fairly similar genres, going …

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Hallowread, Part 3! The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross

Y’know, maybe I should just declare October 2016 “Hybrid Horror” month, or something, as I’ve been reading stuff that’s … horror-adjacent, I guess? Though again, I’m about 150 pages into a cheap and cheesy monster novel … but it’s not quite as cheap and cheesy as I’d been hoping. Perhaps another visit to the dollar …

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