Kraken by China Miéville

Kraken is a strange and ambitious urban fantasy novel by the celebrated British author China Miéville, author of Perdido Street Station and The City & The City. It seems to combine the best (and worst) elements of H. P. Lovecraft, …

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Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Redemption in Indigo is the debut novel from Barbadian writer Karen Lord (I did have to Google how to refer to someone from Barbados). It has won several literary awards that are unfamiliar to me, including the Crawford Award for best fantasy …

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The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Quentin Coldwater is a genius on his way to an assured Ivy League education, but he’s depressed with the way that his life is going. He distracts himself from his misery by dreaming of Fillory, a land that exists in …

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