The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander: Novella Review

The tor.com novellas, which first made an appearance a few years ago, have proven to be a major force in the literary world, taking over major SFF awards, the Hugo and the Nebula among others. At first, I wasn’t completely sold in the concept of short fiction. The works of fantasy that I have completely…

Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny (Book Review)

Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars What this novella is about: In the year 2099 a bright scientist has come up with the “elixir of life”. A magic blue pill that adds centuries to the human life span by keeping the users, called “fixers”, from growing older….

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about:(assuming you’ve read Blood Follows and The Lees of Laughter’s End Our favourite necromancers, Bauchelain and Korbal Broach along with their manservant, Emancipor Reese make it to the beach beneath a small village called Spendrugle, after the ship…

The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steven Erikson What this book is about (it’s suggested that you first read the first novella of the series, Blood Follows): Mysterious sorcerer Bauchelain and his creepy eunuch companion Korbal Broach are travelling on the ship Suncurl with their new mancervant, famous for his bad luck, Emancipor Reese. When…

Blood Follows by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

Blood Follows by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about: We are in Lamentable Moll where a series of murders – 11 so far – have taken place over the course of 11 nights. The people are panicking and Sergeant Guld is appointed the task of finding the killer…