It’s here! This is a story I wrote early this year (back in February I believe) and is making its debut appearance in Cast of Wonders for their Banned Books Week!
Five Reasons to Give it a Listen!
1. Experiencing a coffee shop via proxy since most of us can’t go out right now. [And not just any coffee shop…]
2. Ever-changing decor! You never know what it’ll look like next!
3. Dragons, electric sheep, and the grandfather clock our favorite unicorn walks through…as just a start.
4. Today’s Specials: Whiskey Barrel Ride (bourbon-roasted beans) and Molten Ring Latte (with chili powder & gold-chocolate shavings)!
5. A suggestion jar stocked full of fantasy & science-fiction ideas for the next pop-up. Maybe yours will be chosen!
This is a contemporary fantasy story about feeling lost, about the comfort fantastical worlds give to us readers, about the power of sharing our favorite stories. Please go give it a listen! (or a read!)
<3 Marie C.
Where last time I recommended all fantasy books, this month I decided to go in the complete opposite direction and talk up some science-fiction books I’ve read recently.
by Yoon Ha Lee
The biggest compliment I can say about Ninefox Gambit is, I wish I’d picked it up sooner. Far sooner. Back when it’d first come out sooner. On the other hand, then I wouldn’t be able to immediately have access to its sequels, so there’s a huge positive about waiting until the trilogy is complete.
This story takes science-fiction world-building and turns it inside out and upside down, in a unique way, yet using older, easily grasped ideas. For instance, it’s a combination of military fiction with religious zealotry, using the fantastical element of never-ending life with political drama, all within a blow-by-blow space-siege operation. Continue reading
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Tagged apocalyptic, brandon sanderson, carrie vaughn, fantasy, greg van eekhout, novel, reading, science-fiction, writing, YA, yoon ha lee