Reading the 2015 Nebula Awards Winners

The 2015 Nebula Awards winners have been announced, and there are some amazing speculative fiction reads on the list of nominees and winners. (Head over to Locus Magazine for the full list!) If you're looking for some fantasy, horror, and/or science fiction to read, this is a great place to start. Winner, novel: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. This one's… Continue reading Reading the 2015 Nebula Awards Winners

Book review – The Jewel And Her Lapidary, by FRAN WILDE

  The official blurb: Buried beneath the layers of a traveler's guide is a hidden history: two kingdoms, powerful gems, and the even more powerful Lapidarys who bind them. Lin and Sima, caught in a web of intrigue and deceit, must find a way to escape the traps set by the past and save their… Continue reading Book review – The Jewel And Her Lapidary, by FRAN WILDE

My review of UPDRAFT, by Fran Wilde

The blurb: Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage. Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother's side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city's… Continue reading My review of UPDRAFT, by Fran Wilde

Writing & listening – style, flow & rhythm

Writing is a kind of way of speaking, and I hear it and I think a lot of readers hear it, too. And so the sounds of the language and the rhythm and the cadence of the sentences are very powerful. - Ursula K. Le Guin, in an interview with NPR There are a lot… Continue reading Writing & listening – style, flow & rhythm