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Peter Straub and Michael Easton’s The Green Woman

The Green Woman, written by Peter Straub and Michael Easton, is a hallucination in full color — the latter thanks to John Bolton’s art. Reality gets severely warped here — if we can figure out whose reality we’re seeing. Fielding … Continue reading

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Mike Resnick’s Stalking the Unicorn and Stalking the Vampire

Mike Resnick is one of those protean writers who should be much better known than he is. I remember Santiago as one of the most quietly spectacular works of science fiction I’ve ever read: a Quest, an Odyssey, beautifully conceived … Continue reading

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Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele’s The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone is a prequel to The Surrogates, taking the story back fifteen years to the anti-surrogate riots of 2039. The incident that sparks the crisis is the beating death of a derelict by three teenagers who are using … Continue reading

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Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele’s The Surrogates

Robert Venditti’s The Surrogates, drawn by Brett Weldele, is right up among the top graphic works I’ve run across recently. Set in a near-future megalopolis, it’s a fast-moving crime drama with a couple of unique twists. The central motivator in … Continue reading

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Steven Brust’s Jhegaala

One reaches a point in any fantasy series where one wonders if the author has anything left to say. Too many of them don’t and the series peters out into another ongoing and often lame effort to feed the fans. … Continue reading

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Steven Brust’s Iorich

I’ve noted before how Steven Brust manages to keep an ongoing series alive by the simple expedient of presenting the protagonist with new challenges in each volume. In Iorich, the latest installment of The Taltos Cycle, he’s presented Vlad Taltos … Continue reading

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Glen Cook’s A Matter of Time

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