Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

My new Intergalactic Medicine Show reviews are up! Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Author: Ransom Riggs EAN: 1594744769 “I slammed out of the Priest Hole and started walking, heading nowhere in particular. Sometimes you just need to go through a door.” -Jacob Portman I almost feel bad writing a review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Rejiggering the Thingamajig Author: Eric James Stone EAN: 0979534992 I absolutely loved reading this book. For me, Rejiggering the Thingamajig wasn’t just a collection of brilliant stories by an author so funny and clever it makes me angry sometimes, it was a trip down memory lane. I’ve…

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Announcing the IGMS Awards Anthology

…starring me! (and Peter S. Beagle…and a lot of really talented Codexians…) From IGMS editor and Gentleman Extraordinaire Edmund Schubert: We’re pleased to announce that a new anthology collecting award-winning stories from IGMS will be published later this year. In addition, other works selected by the editor and publisher will be reprinted. [I count as one of the “other…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Sparks Author: Laura Bickle EAN: 9781439167687 It’s funny . . . I read this book a few weeks ago, and I’m still not quite sure whether or not I liked it. I finished it, which is certainly something for the plus column these days. So I must have enjoyed…

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Genre Chick Interview: Edmund Schubert

One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011’s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The contributing bloggers there are…

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Genre Chick Interview: Kat Otis

With all these interviews at hand, I believe I shall dub May 2011 my Month of Writers, here on the blog.Be sure to drop by next week–Magical Words Week — when I interview several of the contributors to the Magical Words writing blog. Today my guest is fellow Codexian and Orson Scott Card Bootcamper, fledgling speculative fiction author Kat…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Fuzzy Nation Author: John Scalzi EAN: 9780765328540 Admit it: it’s a strange title. I figured it was about animals (a lot of animals), or a bunch of fetishists, or a country of very hirsute folk. Regardless of the title, I am a pretty big fan of the…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: The Desert of Souls Author: Howard Andrew Jones EAN: 9780312646745 I loved this book. This could possibly be the shortest review I ever write, because I don’t know how to say it any other way: I loved this book. I wish it had been about 800 pages…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactc Medicine Show! Title: The Winds of Khalakovo Author: Bradley P. Beaulieu EAN: 978-1-59780-218-5 If your reading habits are anything like mine, difficult pronunciation in a book can be a real turn off. If I scan down a book’s jacket and find that the main characters’ names are long strings of…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

My new reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Pegasus Author: Robin McKinley EAN: 9780399246777 Ask me who my favorite authors are and — hard pressed as I am to narrow it down to less than twenty — Robin McKinley is always at the top of the list. She has remained stubbornly at the top…

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