Goodman’s second legal mystery is memorable and intriguing, if flawed; Harrison re-creates 20th-century Ireland; Qiu’s incisive portrait of communist China is brilliant; a new translation of a classic locked-room mystery from Shimada
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A healthy dose of conflict before a happy resolution; an exciting new fantasy adventure series; a story that is well written, emotionally satisfying, and sprinkled with sweet romance; sf romance with a serious dose of humor and some hot sex; a compelling world with many provocative and unanswered questions
Karon, Jan. Come Rain or Come Shine: A Mitford Novel. Putnam. Sept. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780399167454. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698141414. F Karon’s 11th addition to her popular series (after Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good) tells the story of Dooley (Father Kavanagh’s adopted son) and Lacey’s wedding. Before the big knot is tied, however, Dooley must […]
In an interesting twist to this year’s Hugo Awards controversy, a best-selling Chinese work of hard sf that was added to the final ballot after another nominee withdrew his book from consideration took the top prize at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held in Spokane, WA.Translated for the first time into English by Hugo […]