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Simone Caroti’s The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks: A Critical Introduction

I don’t know about you, but I love reading things written by other people about things I like. Well, actually, I do know about you. You wouldn’t be reading The Green Man Review if you also didn’t like to read … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 15th of April: Furry fiction, Live music from Danú, Pamela Dean’s favourite ballad, Welsh music, a Stonewall Kitchen chocolate bar and other tasty matters

My feeling says there is history here. But sometimes a thing might feel true to me, not because it is, but because the writer believes it is. — Pamela Dean’s The Dubious Hills Iain, our Librarian, has the Several Annies, our Library Apprentices … Continue reading

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Jo Walton’s Among Others

When  arrives in England, she is nearly broken. Her twin sister is dead while she depends on a second-hand cane to walk. She has escaped her mad mother, who is also a witch, only to throw herself on the mercy … Continue reading

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An Armload of Fur and Leaves

In the last year or so, I found a genre that hadn’t previously been on my radar, but which I really enjoy: furry fiction. Kyell Gold had put up his novel Black Angel on the SFWA member forums, where members … Continue reading

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Nalo Hopkinson’s Mojo: Conjure Stories

Jessica Paige penned this review. “Myths of zombies and voodoo curses….” That’s what the back of Mojo: Conjure Stories, an anthology rich in talent and myth (both urban and old), claims you’ll find between its covers. No. You are bound … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 8th of April: Arthur Rackham: a life with illustrations, Irish whisky, Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, life on Earth, and other neat stuff

You know what English is? The result of the efforts of Norman men-at-arms to make dates with Saxon barmaids.― H. Beam Piper’s  Fuzzy Sapiens That’s ‘Number 37’ which is  James Keelaghan’s homage to a female horse racer playing here in the … Continue reading

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Patricia A. McKillip’s Song for the Basilisk

Mike Stiles penned this review. Most of this story occurs in two locations. The walled city of Berylon has an agrarian culture and several noble families. The royal standard of each noble house is a medieval zoomorph. The Basilisk boasts … Continue reading

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Laurell K. Hamilton’s Cerulean Sins

Christine Doiron Penned this review. To be clear right from the start, I should say that I’m relatively new to Laurell K. Hamilton’s “Anitaverse,” as I’ve heard it called by fans. My first encounter with the incomparable vampire huntress was … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 1st of April: music from Clannad, Cat Rambo joins our staff, Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End, Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast, Reckoning 2: Creative Writing on Environmental Justice, the latest from Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Cocaine & Rhinestones website, another dark chocolate review and other tasty things as well

Irish folk is probably the biggest influence musically that I’ve ever had. My mother’s Irish. And when I was very young, both my brothers were very into traditional music, English and Irish. They were always playing music, so I was … Continue reading

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Gemma Files’ A Book of Tongues

Generally speaking, the supernatural western rests roughly at the heart of Joe Lansdale’s run on Jonah Hex. You can shift it a little toward Briscoe County here, a little toward the Deadlands RPG there, but really, the metaphor’s pretty solidly … Continue reading

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