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  1. 2024/07/14 01:49:38 Whatever含むアンテナおとなりページ

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  5. 2024/07/12 21:21:33 Fantasy Book Critic含むアンテナおとなりページ

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    The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst (Reviewed by Sha...
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    The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst (Reviewed by Shazzie)
    Book Review: The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst
    Official Author Website
    Buy The Spellshop here - U.S. | U.K.
    OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty-five books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Spellshop, The Lake House, and Spark. She won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Nebula Award three times. Several of her books have been optioned for film/television, including Drink Slay Love, which was made into a TV movie and was a question on Jeopardy! She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. Visit her at sarahbethdurst.com.
    FORMAT/INFO: This title was published by Pan Macmillan in the U.K. in July 2024, and by Bramble in the U.S. in July 2024.
    OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: Kiela, a reclusive librarian, has to leave the library she never leaves after a group of revolutionaries throw the emperor out of a window and set the place on fire. She gets on a boat with no personal possessions but the clothes on her back, crates of precious books that she had the foresight to organize, and her spider plant companion. Having nowhere else to go, she heads to an outer island with her family’s old cottage, the one her parents left to go to the city to make a better life for themselves and her. There, she opens a spell shop masquerading as a jam store.
    If this is anything but the first slice-of-life fantasy book you’ve read, you know the drill, and this doesn’t veer far from the standard template. It’s not groundbreaking, but to give credit where it’s due, the author does showcase her strengths. The pacing leaves little to desire, and the author is so good at describing the setting, so good in fact that I felt like I was reading the book in the island, and with the mentions of the jam that Kiela made or the baked goods she was offered, I swear I had those smells wafting into my nose. Every indoor place in this is nothing but cozy, and are of the kind that would make popular Pinterest boards (have we moved on from Pinterest yet?).
    Kiela’s personality has a lot I related with. She’s kind of like me when I get into a reading spurt, everything but that becomes a bit of a chore if not an unwanted activity. She’s also anxious, constantly worrying that she will be persecuted for “theft” of the books, when all she wanted to do was keep them safe from the revolutionaries and return them as soon as things cooled down. She impulsively makes commitments and then thinks them through, and thankfully they’re not bad at all, but only add to her mounting sense of dread that a future chargesheet against her would be quite horrendous.
    The romance in his romantasy is underwhelming, with it being drawn out to the point where I stopped caring. It feels a bit forced, but there’s also an added history there. It was kind of annoying how decidedly daft she was, refusing to pick up hints and even pointed statements. I like my protagonists intelligent, and she lacks in that department, taking forever to put two and two together.
    There’s a lot of things that the book lightly touches on, like book banning, as well as corruption in power structures while the common man suffers, but without being very heavy handed. They do make sense in the plot, and that I appreciated. The stakes are personal and high, but the resolution at the end seemed a bit too easy. It lacked something, though I’m not sure what. As for the magic, you probably already guessed it. It’s standard spellwork.
    CONCLUSION: Anyway, this book is a fun, cozy read that can help you pass the time. The vibes in parts of it are just as lovely as the cover suggests, but it does nothing new. And while not all books have to be groundbreaking or do everything original, they do have to work, and parts of it did not. Despite these shortcomings, I read it cover to cover, so you might want to give it a shot.
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    SPFBO X Interview: Ciara Hartford, the Author of The House of Starling
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  6. 2024/07/11 20:28:21 Pulp Serenade含むアンテナおとなりページ

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  7. 2024/07/11 04:58:44 Strange Horizons Reviews含むアンテナおとなりページ

    The Butcher of the Forest by Premee Mohamed
    By: Dan Hartland
    10 Jul 2024
    What is a monster, and what is it for?
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  8. 2024/07/09 21:05:30 Pulp Fiction Reviews含むアンテナおとなりページ

    Monday, July 08, 2024
    CAPTAIN FUTURE - Lost Apollo
    Lost Apollo
    By Allen Steele
    Amazing Selects
    160 pgs
    For the past few years, award winning sci-fi writer, Allen
    Steele, has entertained lots of us diehard space-opera fans with his new
    exploits of the classic pulp hero, Captain Future. His last, “The Horror at
    Jupiter,” seemed to be the series finale what with its resolution of the
    conflict between Captain Future and his archenemy, the Magician of Mars, Ul
    Quorn. A fitting and exciting climax indeed but one that still left us readers
    saddened. Obviously not for long, as this review blatantly indicates.
    According to Steele’s own introduction in this volume, the
    series proved to be well received. Then, when fans began writing asking for
    more, it wasn’t all that difficult to nudge the powers that be into green
    lighting a second series of which “Lost Apollo” is the first.
    In this new adventure they find themselves challenged by the
    eerie reality of inter-dimensional travel. As the tale opens, it is a year
    since the last book and Curt and Joan Randall of have married and reside, along
    with the Futuremen, in the Captain’s hidden moon base. When an unknown
    spacecraft mysteriously appears in space nearing the rocky satellite, the
    Futuremen are called to intercept and determine its identity. What they
    discover is a 20th Century Apollo spacecraft manned by three
    astronauts. They somehow flew through a time warp as they were about to begin
    their final approach to the moon thus depositing them in the 23rd Century.
    As if that wasn’t enough of a puzzle, i.e. finding exactly
    how the time-hole occurred, upon questioning the astronauts, they learn their
    mission is Apollo 20, whereas Curt’s research of history indicates there were
    only seventeen Apollo flights, with the proposed eighteenth and nineteenth
    having been cancelled. So where exactly did this crew come from? Answer, an
    alternate earth which did in fact continue the Apollo moon flights beyond
    seventeen. Not only do Captain Future and his allies have to send these stranded
    fliers back to their time period, but also their alternate earth.
    In the end, Curt’s mentor, the cyborg Dr. Simon Wright, the
    Brain, recommends they recruit the insane genius criminal Tiko Thrinn to assist
    them in customizing their warp capabilities to include shifting alternate
    dimensions. From this point, the action begins picking up speed and never lets
    up. Again, Steele proves himself a master space thrills and his deft handling
    of Grag, Otho, the Brain is spot-on. In reading “Lost Apollo,” we could easily
    imagine Edward Hamilton applauding loudly. This is space opera the way it was
    always meant to be.
    Finally, kudos to Michael Kaluta’s cover and M.D. Jackson’s
    wonderful interior illustrations. Consider them frosting on the cake.
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  9. 2024/07/09 03:39:48 The Speculative Scotsman含むアンテナおとなりページ

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  10. 2024/07/08 23:48:38 Complete Review含むアンテナおとなりページ

    A Love Story by Prix Goncourt-winning author Nicolas Mathieu, his novella, Rose Royal

  11. 2024/07/08 20:08:20 TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog含むアンテナおとなりページ

    Monday, July 8, 2024
    The 40 But 10: Betsy Robinson
    I had decided to retire the literary Would You Rather series, but didn't want to stop interviews on the site all together. Instead, I've pulled together 40ish questions - some bookish, some silly - and have asked authors to limit themselves to answering only 10 of them. That way, it keeps the interviews fresh and connectable for all of us!
    Today we are joined by Betsy Robinson. Betsy writes funny fiction
    about flawed people. Her novel The Last
    Will & Testament of Zelda McFigg is winner of Black Lawrence Press’s
    2013 Big Moose Prize and was published in September 2014. This was followed by
    the February 2015 publication of her edit of The Trouble with the Truth by Edna Robinson, Betsy’s late mother, by
    Simon & Schuster/Infinite Words. She published revised e-book and paperback
    editions of her Mid-List Press award-winning first novel, a tragicomedy about
    falling down the rabbit hole of the U.S. of A. in the 1970s, Plan Z by Leslie Kove, when it went out
    of print. Her articles have been published in Publishers Weekly, Lithub, Oh
    Reader, The Sunlight Press, Prairie
    Fire, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Salvation South, Next Avenue, and many other publications. Betsy is
    an editor, fiction writer, journalist, playwright, and former actor. Her
    website is www.BetsyRobinson-writer.com.
    Why do you write?
    When I write, I transcend myself and am writing from a
    greater ME. It’s always been that way—ever since I was a kid. Suddenly it’s not
    possible for anything to be the matter. As I grew up and learned technique and
    then became an editor, making my living editing other writers, I began to feel
    an even greater power—I became equally left- and right-brained. So I could
    switch from pure inspiration to the technical stuff of editing and making
    structure and honing sentences. I write because I’m the most ME when I write,
    and the most joyful.
    Why I or anybody writes is something I address in The
    Spectators—pretty hilariously, if I do say so myself. As an editor, I have a
    lot of experience dealing with understanding why people write, and I’ve come to
    understand that that is a wholly different question from why people publish.
    And I think that’s worth addressing here: I publish because I want what I’ve
    written to connect to other people and have an impact. What that impact is is
    none of my business (see my answer to question 9).
    If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
    beings have the power to live in both the incarnate world and the spirit world.
    I would like to be enlightened and travel effortlessly between my life and less
    dense life.
    How do you celebrate when you finish writing a new book?
    don’t think I do celebrate. I’m just quietly very, very happy.
    Describe your book in three words.
    What we’re doing here. (I know that’s four, but even though
    I fancy myself a good editor, I can’t edit it down.)
    If you met your characters in real life, what would you say
    to them?
    wrote The Spectators so I could meet my characters. I can’t say a lot about
    that without spoiling the plot. But I met them and said everything I needed to
    say to them and them to me. It was a wonderful experience.
    If you could spend the day with another author, who would
    you choose and why?
    discovered three authors after they were already dead, and I’ve actually
    mourned the fact that I will never get to hang out with them, and specifically,
    I wish we could get together for an afternoon, and I would listen and listen
    and listen. They are Carol Shields (I’ve read three of her books), Alison Lurie
    (I’ve read three of her books), and Andrea Levy (I’ve read only Small Island).
    I think we’d all laugh really hard. Also, since I’m fantasizing, I wish we
    could meet at E. B. White’s house in Maine—he would host us and give us a tour.
    And let’s say that by the time we met, we’d already be good friends with long
    histories so there is no “getting to know you” time wasted. I just see us
    talking and not talking and laughing. And I’d do a lot of listening and staring
    in admiration.
    What is your favorite book from childhood?
    a toss-up between the Eloise books by Kay Thompson with illustrations by Hilary
    Knight and the Pippi Longstocking books by Astrid Lindgren. I read them all
    multiple times and the willful, strong super girls that were Eloise and Pippi
    made me feel wonderful about being a girl.
    What’s the one book someone else wrote that you wish you had
    never could have written it, but Stoner by John Williams may be the most
    perfect novel I’ve ever read . . . four times and counting.
    Do you read the reviews of your books or do you stay far far
    away from them, and why?
    recently asked me if I was afraid of what people would think when they read my
    new book, and I was so surprised. The thought had never occurred to me. I do
    read reviews because I’m curious, even though I know people’s reaction is none
    of my business (see my answer to question 1). Even though I’ve let go of m

  12. 2024/07/05 15:07:30 SFRevu含むアンテナおとなりページ

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  13. 2024/06/26 03:52:36 The Book Smugglers 含むアンテナおとなりページ

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  14. 2024/06/10 01:57:44 Bookgasm含むアンテナおとなりページ

    Pure: The Sexual Revolutions of Marilyn Chambers
    June 5th, 2024
    I don’t recall a time in which I wasn’t aware of ’70s porn sensation Marilyn Chambers; growing up watching Johnny Carson’s monologue from the foot of your parents’ bed will do that to a kid. Let’s put aside whether a child should even understand what Behind the Green Door was, much less what went on there. The fact is, Chambers’ name was everywhere, even if her work wasn’t as accessible as the three network TV channels.
    To this day, I’ve never seen her appear in anything other than David Cronenberg’s Rabid, which, being rated R, kneels a level below the style of films for which she became famous and/or infamous. I hold neither either affection nor attachment (nor ire, it should be noted.)
    All that to say, for 2024, Jared Stearns’ Pure: The Sexual Revolutions of Marilyn Chambers is the biography I didn’t know I needed.
    Given the subject matter, I was concerned Pure might reveal itself as hackwork. I can’t tell you how many fringe-culture bios read like public records, even beginning with, “[Name] was born on [date] in [city and state].” My worries were unfounded; like his subject, Stearns is determined to defy expectations from the outset.
    You wouldn’t know this was his first rodeo. He’s a gifted writer who knows how to tell a story, and it would be difficult to imagine a tale with as many ups and downs (and ins and outs) as Chambers’. From his own interviews and extensive research, he relays her modest beginnings as a “show-off” among in an emotionally cold Connecticut family to a high school model wholesome enough to be selected for the Ivory Snow detergent box.
    By the time that packaging hit grocery shelves, Chambers had accidentally leapt into the career that forever defined her: porn star. She thought no one would see Behind the Green Door; instead, it rode the Deep Throat wave into a cultural behemoth of “porn chic,” making the actress an instant icon.
    Most of the remainder of Pure, published by Headpress and named after Ivory’s “99 44/100th pure” slogan, details her attempts to use porn as a stepping stone, only to be shoved aside every time. Whatever she reached for — Hollywood legitimacy, a recording contract, a loving spouse — was removed from her grasp. Although Chambers could be her own worst enemy, many of her setbacks can be blamed on husband No. 2, Chuck Traynor, the former Mr. Linda Lovelace and professional piece of shit. (Not for nothing does “Dog Fucker (short)” appear atop “domestic violence” in the index.)
    It’s a hell of a survival story — and one without a happy ending, as Chambers died in 2009 at the tragically young age of 56.
    Stearns’ portrait is mostly sympathetic. Clearly, he holds magnificent reverence for her, yet does not shy away from sharing incidents that place her in a negative light. In total, the point of Pure is granting Chambers the credit and acceptance she deserves, which the author argues go beyond acts captured on celluloid. She was, after all, what most of America refused to see her as in her lifetime: human. —Rod Lott
    Get it at Headpress.
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    June 2024

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  21. 2021/10/22 19:31:04 CCLaP含むアンテナおとなりページ

    The Wide World of Photography: Past, Present and Future
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    Photography: Youngest Son of the Visual Arts
    Of all the major artistic media, only photography appeared relatively late in the course of human history.
    While people have been writing, painting, and composing music for thousands of years, they have only been taking photographs since 1826. In that year, French scientist Joseph Niépce snapped the world’s first photo (entitled ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’) at his country estate.
    This website is created and run by photography enthusiasts for photography enthusiasts. Conveniently broken up into easily digestible sections, it offers a range of written and visual material on the exciting world of photography.
    Two Centuries in Photos
    It’s hard to believe, but cameras and photography are still less than 200 years old. In the 195 years since the camera’s invention, however, numerous men and women have achieved immortality by mastering the novel art form.
    This website offers a range of excellent photo galleries highlighting masterpieces by history’s greatest shutterbugs. Photographers featured in the gallery section include Ansel Adams (1902-1984), Henri Cartier Bresson (1908-2004) and Walker Evans (1903-1975), among many others.
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  23. 2020/04/16 19:32:39 The SF Site含むアンテナおとなりページ

    Over the past few years, revenues from advertising have dropped off, while at the same time postal costs have risen significantly. As a result, our cash reserves were depleted until expenses began to come out of pocket. Unfortunately, we are now at a point where we cannot afford to continue this. Nevertheless, we will maintain the web site and the server, and we will continue to post material as it comes our way -- just not as twice-monthly issues, as we have done in the past.
    With the lack of interest in posting, the discussion forum has been closed.
    In Memoriam: 2015
    a memorial by Steven H Silver
    Science fiction fans have always had a respect and understanding for the history of the genre. Unfortunately, science fiction has achieved such an age that each year sees our ranks diminished. Deaths in 2015 included Alice K. Turner, Leonard Nimoy, Tanith Lee, Jon Arfstrom, George Clayton Johnson, Suzette Haden Elgin, Sir Terry Pratchett, Christopher Lee and Peter Dickinson.
    The Blood Red City by Justin Richards
    reviewed by Nathan Brazil
    This is the second novel in the author’s Never War sequence, and as might be expected, picks up almost where the first book ended. Ambitiously, the action aliens and Nazis sprawl across the USA, Germany, the Greek island of Crete, occupied France, Stalin’s Russia, and good old Blighty. Once again it’s a hell-for-leather scramble between those loyal to the Third Reich or the Allies, with the alien Vril following their own agenda and playing both sides against the middle.
    By Force of Arms by William C. Dietz
    reviewed by Sandra Scholes
    In the latest volume in the Legion of the Damned series, Booly comes back from the brink of what could have been disgrace as a hero to his men who risked their lives for freedom. Now Naa Commandos are set to protect him, yet assassins come to try and take over their encampment. The author fleshes out the characters and their lives, their doubts, loves and hopes. Booly’s rescue mission to get back Maylo gives us an idea of what kind of man he is, and what others think about him.
    The Dark Arts of Blood by Freda Warrington
    reviewed by Sandra Scholes
    This story is separated into two parts with several smaller chapters that create an epic feel about it. These vampires seem more sophisticated than, say, the ones from a Stephen King novel. Their settings are bourgeois in their development and the characters never lose their edge. While the previous three novels have set the scene and developed the characters, this, the latest in the series, has a twist in the tale of which Sandra is very fond ever since reading Roald Dahl’s deliciously disturbing stories.
    Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans
    reviewed by Sandra Scholes
    Every day the men of Red Shield have to face the Collective as they need to keep the Kingdom enemy free in Luitox. Here while they play the waiting game for their enemy to approach, we hear the war from several viewpoints during the story and many of the accounts aren’t what the Kingdom’s rulers might expect. The men are tired, hurt, stressed-out and at times bored out of their brains, and who can blame them? Their enemy is sneaky, dangerous and worthy of being feared as they never show themselves if they can help it, and they aren’t the sort of enemy who fights en masse.
    The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher
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    This is the tale the last Hand; five people with supra-natural abilities, keeping the Law and Lore in an alternate Dickensian London. The Oversight was established to police and maintain the borders between the world of men and the darkly magical Sluagh. For many years an uneasy balance was achieved, mostly by mutual adherence to the rules that govern what is permitted from both sides. Then came the Disaster.
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  24. 2017/01/21 08:56:30 The Agony Column含むアンテナおとなりページ

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