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Alexander C. Irvine’s The Narrows

There are too many authors in the world. Too many, at least, for me to keep up with. So it is that I treasure being able to write reviews, because I have the chance to encounter those whom I might … Continue reading

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Robert Charles Wilson’s Julian

Robert Charles Wilson is another of those writers I have only recently discovered, this time through the engaging and provocative novella Julian. Suppose that the bulk of North America, now one nation, were effectively (and quite openly) “under God,” a … Continue reading

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Mike Resnick’s The Other Teddy Roosevelts

This review was written by Faith J. Cormier. Alternative History — the literary artifice of postulating that some historical event either never occurred or had a different outcome than it did in real life and deducing how society would have … Continue reading

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Mike Resnick’s Dragon America

I’d bet that early colonists were surprised, even frightened, by some of the strange new creatures America had to offer. But I’m sure nothing surprised them more than seeing dragons soaring overhead. Wait, you never heard about the dragons? Looks … Continue reading

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Mike Resnick’s The Doctor and the Rough Rider

Mike Resnick, as I’m sure I’ve stated before somewhere – probably here – is one of those writers who should not need an introduction. He’s one of most prolific – and versatile — writers in science fiction, and one of … Continue reading

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Mike Resnick’s The Doctor and the Dinosaurs

The Doctor and the Dinosaurs is the latest in Mike Resnick’s Weird West Tales, featuring Doc Holliday, Tom Edison, Ned Buntline, and, back for an encore, Teddy Roosevelt. And once again, Goyathlay, known to the white man as Geronimo, is … Continue reading

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Mike Resnick’s The Buntline Special: A Weird West Tale

Whee, that was a fun read! Ever hear the story of the gunfight at OK Corral? I’m sure you have, as it’s well-known aspect of American culture, to the point that there as even a Star Trek — The Original … Continue reading

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Richard Kadrey’s The Grand Dark

In the past I’ve enjoyed Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series for its supernatural noir flavor, featuring engaging characters, taut plotting, touches of arcane lore, and an underlying cosmology that shows in glints beneath the thriller stories, like a knifeblade’s flash … Continue reading

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Connie Willis’ Blackout

Connie Willis has written some brilliant satires. She has a real gift for taking the routines and the personalities we encounter in daily life and, with just a tweak here and there, holding them up to sometimes merciless and often … Continue reading

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Viola Carr’sThe Diabolical Ms. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the creation long ago of Robert Louis Stevenson, has been a rich trope in fiction in all forms from print and graphic novels to television series and movies alike. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll … Continue reading

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