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Review: Black Silk by Lila Lestrange

Black Silk by Lila Lestrange has managed something no other book managed before: It wanted me to rage-quit my Kindle out of the window because of the level of disgusting, selfish evil the main villain reached, but let’s start at the beginning: Black Silk is a dark fantasy novel of …

Raven Choy – An African-American Superheroine

It happens rarely I simply post a press-release, but here I happily make an exception, because the whole topic is so awesome and also neccessary: In Korea, orphan Rayven Choi has had 20 years to feel bitter about the hitman who brutally murdered her parents in cold blood. Now it …

Book Feature: Cog and the Steel Tower – Steampunk for Young Readers

Another wonderful thing came in via the Ætherbox, proving once more Steampunk is alive and well, the creativity unbroken. Even better, here comes a novel aimed at younger readers, so this is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to the worlds Steampunk creates and spend their time reading instead of, …

Book Feature: Legacy by Michelle Lowe

The popularity of Steampunk is not waning, not at all. In fact, I have not had so many authors contacting me for a feature of their work in a long time. Here comes the next one: The lady Michelle Lowe has created an intriguing steam fantasy setting in a book …

Review: A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

It is in and of itself an achievement to write a book that your literary agent judges to be unable to be published in both Israel and Germany. Yet, from what Lavie told me, this is exactly what happened to A Man Lies Dreaming. The plot can bes summed up …

Recommendation: Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons

When I heard that a biography of Gary Gygax, the father of Dungeons & Dragons had been published, I of course rushed to get it. Just for the off chance that you are unaware who Gary Gygax is, as I said, he is the inventor of Dungeons & Dragons, the …

Book Feature: The Machine – Book One – The Blood and Destiny Series by E.C. Jarvis

My word! Steampunk is really exploding across the literature scene at the moment. Once again, I have the honour of featuring an upcoming new Steampunk novel, this time from British author E.C. Jarvis.   From the Official Press Release: The Machine is a sensational new novel, written by a determined …

The SEA is Ours – Interview with Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng

Following up on the review of The SEA is Ours (see below), I got in touch with the curators of the anthology, Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng, and asked them if they would be willing to give me an interview. They were happy to and I am delighted to present …

Pre-Release Book Feature: A Vanishing Glow by Alexis Radcliff

Today’s book feature is a bit different from the others, because this time I asked the author, if she would like to be featured on my blog. I contacted Alexis Radcliff after reading a short description of her upcoming novel A Vanishing Glow on her personal website. A Vanishing Glow …

Review: The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia

This is the aforementioned Steampunk from Asia Part II. As you may have noticed by the amount of book features I post, I get a lot of review requests recently, most of which I have to turn down because of time constraints. I do literature reviews on request only in …