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Ardi Alspach is a freelance writer and a book publicist in New York City. She hales from sunny South Carolina and can be found on twitter @ardyceelaine.

Superheroes Struggle with Going Public in the Comic Book-Inspired The Nobody People

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Superheroes Struggle with Going Public in the Comic Book-Inspired The Nobody People

In any society, the idea of what constitutes “normal” is completely arbitrary—a thin veneer of consensus under which human beings operate, perhaps in...
Discover the Layers of Language in The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

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Discover the Layers of Language in The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

As the saying goes, “there’s nothing new under the sun,” and that goes double for storytelling. Even the most original of novels is pulling from a...
Save Humanity: Read Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers

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Save Humanity: Read Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers

It’s a rare find: an 800-page novel about the end of the world that manages to be riveting and prescient while delivering thrills like a big summer...
Happy Birthday, Mercedes Lackey: An Ode to Valdemar, and the Books That Changed My Life

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Happy Birthday, Mercedes Lackey: An Ode to Valdemar, and the Books That Changed My Life

Yesterday was the 69th birthday of author Mercedes Lackey, a woman whose work literally changed my life. I want to tell you why. It is a story touched by...
Christina Henry’s The Girl in Red Is Not Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

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Christina Henry’s The Girl in Red Is Not Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

Christina Henry, the author of the Black Wings urban fantasy series, has, in the past several years, shifted her focus toward retold fairy tales,...
Magic and Myth Come Alive in Katherine Arden’s The Winter of the Witch

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Magic and Myth Come Alive in Katherine Arden’s The Winter of the Witch

Once upon a time, fairy tales and myths were the stories that ruled our lives. Before the written word birthed the popular novel; before technology birthed...
Charlaine Harris Answers 7 Questions About Her New Book An Easy Death

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Charlaine Harris Answers 7 Questions About Her New Book An Easy Death

After introducing us to Sookie Stackhouse and exploring the weird goings-on in Midnight, Texas, Charlaine Harris ventures into a whole new landscape in An...
Charlaine Harris’s An Easy Death Starts a Wild New Supernatural Adventure

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Charlaine Harris’s An Easy Death Starts a Wild New Supernatural Adventure

Fans of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels (the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood) will find familiar pleasures in her new series-series...
No Heroes, Only Vicious Villains, in V.E. Schwab’s Superhero Epic Vengeful

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No Heroes, Only Vicious Villains, in V.E. Schwab’s Superhero Epic Vengeful

In the years since the publication of her adult debut novel Vicious in 2013, Victoria “V.E.” Schwab has leveled up as a writer—and more than...
The Mere Wife Gives Grendel’s Mother Her Due

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The Mere Wife Gives Grendel’s Mother Her Due

The Mere Wife is Maria Dahvana Headley’s second adult novel, following the two YA fantasies, Magonia and Aerie, and it arrives on a wave of critical...
V.E. Schwab Gets Positively Villainous in Vicious

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V.E. Schwab Gets Positively Villainous in Vicious

A Darker Shade of Magic, the first book in V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy, was published in 2015, one of those books that seems destined to define...
Politics, Climate Change, Technology, and Shamanism: Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City

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Politics, Climate Change, Technology, and Shamanism: Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City

Two books to his name, and suddenly, young author Sam J. Miller has proven himself a force to be reckoned with. Last year he released his debut novel for...

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