Author Archives: aethelberga

N1: Novella (17,500 to 39,999 words): Penric’s Demon-Lois McMaster Bujold

At 35K words, Penric’s Demon squeaks into the novella category, but if you haven’t read any of Lois McMaster Bujold’s longer fiction, this is an excellent introduction to her style. You may have heard the author’s name, as she is … Continue reading

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B2: Novel Featuring Vampires: Queen of the Damned-Anne Rice

You might think that picking an Anne Rice vampire novel is fairly low hanging fruit for this category, but on the original iteration of this bingo card on the r/fantasy subreddit, Hard Mode was defined as: At least one main … Continue reading

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N4: Novel Featuring an AI Character: Fools War – Sarah Zettel

Fool’s War is one of those books that you never see mentioned on lists of ‘must reads’ or random listicles (9 SFF Books that Prominently Feature Small Dogs), even though it would tick a lot of boxes that seem important … Continue reading

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Book Review Bingo

In an attempt to blog more regularly, I’m starting a season of Book Review Bingo. Now, I know this sort of thing is usually done around the beginning of the year, kind of a New Year’s Resolution thing. But even … Continue reading

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Elementary – Their Final Bow

This week was the series finale of Elementary and it is with a very heavy heart that I say goodbye. Despite my extremely dubious attitude at the beginning, being certain that no modern telling of Holmes, especially one set in … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Fandoms

I am an old school Trekkie. Before the future descended upon us, I was used to meeting (IRL, you remember that, right?) once or twice a year, with like-minded geeks and discussing TV in loving, nerdy detail. Then came BBSs & … Continue reading

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It’s….

I remember my first Monty Python sketch. It was The Spanish Inquisition (you know, the one no one expects?). I was about 11 and it was shown late at night which was the only time we could get the grainy, … Continue reading

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