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The siege by Ismail Kadare

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Sometime in the fifteenth century, an unnamed Albanian citadel is under siege by the Ottoman army. Among the besiegers is Mevla Celebi, …

War of the arrows dir. Han-min Kim

War of the arrows dir. by

Nam Yi (Hae-il Park) and his younger sister Ja-in (Chae-won Moon) escape the government assassins who kill their father and flee to …

The just City by Jo Walton

The Just City by

ARC received via the publishers & netgalley. Apollo just cannot understand why Daphne chose to turn into a tree. It simply doesn’t …

The Stone Book Quartet by Alan Garner

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The stone book quartet contains four short novels : The Stone Book Granny Reardun The Aimer Gate Tom Fobble’s Day The stories …

Falling from Horses by Molly Gloss

Falling from horses by

Free arc received via NetGalley Bud Frazer left home when he was nineteen. For a few years he rode the rodeo circuit …

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

The Night Watch by

Starting in 1947 The Night Watch tells the story, in reverse chronology, of various people in and around London during the Blitz. …

Fudoki by Kij Johnson

Fudoki by

Princess Harueme is dying. She can feel it, a great weight inside her, so she is preparing for death. Emptying out old …

The Grinnell Method

The Grinnell Method by

Published – Strange Horizons, Sept 2012. Available to read online here. In 1943 ornithologist Barbara Kenney comes to observe the plovers. It …

The hearts of horses by Molly Gloss

The hearts of horses by

In the first winter of the Great War Martha Lessen rode into Elwha County. Dolly, the mare she rode, was badly scarred …