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Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

With her first novel, The Miniaturist, author Jessie Burton proves that some debuts create more buzz than they warrant. While The Miniaturist does garner a reader’s attention, the book is fraught with issues that prevent ...

Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Well known authors H.G. Wells  and Jules Verne can be counted as  the godfathers of Steampunk. Over the past decade, the science fiction sub-genre of Steampunk has become mainstream and is gathering quite a fantastical followin...

Review: The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick

In Mike Resnick’s novel The Buntline Special, life in the old west town of Tombstone gets steampunked. Urban Dictionary defines “steampunk” as: a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in antiquarian Vic...

Review: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

When Emma Donoghue published her novel Room in 2010, no one could have guessed that it would spend weeks on bestsellers lists across the world, or that it would win some of the most coveted awards for fiction writing. In March ...

The Medea Complex by Rachel Florence Roberts

In the ancient Greek play Medea by Euripides, the title character slaughters her children in retribution for her husband abandoning her. At the end of the play, a dragon-pulled chariot spirits Medea away, and she goes unpunishe...

Review: The Registry by Shannon Stoker

The Registry saved America after a series of wars and conflicts left the country shattered. Women are valued above men, with daughters being the ideal outcome of a marriage. From a young age, daughters are priced for marriage. ...
 
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Review: The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons

The eight contemporary stories in The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons alternate first- and third-person perspectives, exploring the variety of the modern experience but returning to common themes of revenge, relationship failure,...