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Genevieve Valentine

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'Ancillary Sword' Examines Life On The Fringes Of A Galactic Empire

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Ann Leckie's eagerly awaited sequel to last year's Ancillary Justice quickly wraps up dangling plot threads, and sends heroine Breq on a brand new adventure, this time at the helm of her own ship.

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This 'Book Of Witches' Casts A Fascinating, Sobering Spell

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A new Penguin compendium of documents relating to three centuries of witch trials lays the blame on fractured communities and cruel governments โ€” and draws unsettling parallels to current events.

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'Love Is The Drug' For A Teen Caught In A Dystopian D.C.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Alaya Dawn Johnson's latest is about senior at a Washington, D.C. prep school in the midst of a global pandemic. This book offers a chilling glimpse of a dystopia that could be just around the corner.

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A Supernatural Family Reunion In 'The Book Of Life'

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Deborah Harkness' latest concludes the sprawling story begun in A Discovery of Witches. There's a bit too much plot to handle comfortably, but fans will be happy to see favorite characters again.

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'Girl With All The Gifts' Is A Thriller With (Sharp, Scary) Teeth

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ten-year-old Melanie, the star of M.R. Carey's new novel, doesn't know why she needs armed guards and restraints. But readers will find out soon enough, in this grotesque yet grimly hopeful thriller.

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Medical Magic Leads To Terror In 'Parasite'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In Mira Grant's Parasite, genetically engineered tapeworms are a magic cure-all and a terrible danger. Sure, they keep their hosts healthy โ€” but as it turns out, that's not all they do. Reviewer Genevieve Valentine says Parasite has interesting things to say about medical ethics, but reads too much like groundwork for a series.

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Magic And Politics Beyond The Portal In 'Guide'

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Emily Croy Barker's debut novel follows a struggling grad student into an otherworldly adventure pitting fairies against magicians. Reviewer Genevieve Valentine says The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is a classic portal fantasy with occasional stumbles in characterization

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Mojo, Music And Semi-Divine Sibling Rivalry In 'Sister Mine'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nalo Hopkinson's latest, Sister Mine, mixes urban fantasy and family tension in a story about semi-divine twin sisters struggling to come to terms with each other and avert a magical disaster. Reviewer Genevieve Valentine calls it a "suitably imperfect and vibrant story of family."

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