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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.

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...
The Wolf Is Ferocious Epic Fantasy Debut

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The Wolf Is Ferocious Epic Fantasy Debut

Epic fantasy is the fiction of my heart. Yet as much as I love it, it’s often tough to find a book that doesn’t just rehash the same tropes (not...
A Singular Steampunk Heroine Makes a Triumphant Return in Stone Mad

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A Singular Steampunk Heroine Makes a Triumphant Return in Stone Mad

In 2015, Elizabeth Bear’s Karen Memory introduced a singular voice in the steampunk genre: the title character, former prostitute-turned-independent...
The Sky is Yours Is a Marvel of Post-Apocalyptic Satire

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The Sky is Yours Is a Marvel of Post-Apocalyptic Satire

Chandler Klang Smith’s debut novel The Sky is Yours, is exactly thing you’re looking for, if the thing you are looking for is a sharp satire of...
The Only Harmless Great Thing Is a Timeless Fable for Today

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The Only Harmless Great Thing Is a Timeless Fable for Today

Brooke Bolander is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a ferocious new voice in fantasy, and though she’s yet to publish a novel, her short...
A Brilliant New Anthology That Pits Science Against Magic

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A Brilliant New Anthology That Pits Science Against Magic

Of all the anthologies I’ve read, Robots Vs.Fairies might be the most whimsical in its introduction and the most inventive in terms of subject matter....

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The Girl in the Tower Is an Enchanting Tale of Magic and the Bravery of Women

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The Girl in the Tower Is an Enchanting Tale of Magic and the Bravery of Women

Vasilisa “Vasya” Petrovna is a woman at odds with her era. She lives in feudal Muscovy at a time of transition, as the old ways slowly fade and...

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