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Library Journal reviews (and likes) Shades of Milk and Honey

From the June 15th edition of Library Journal comes this really lovely review of Shades of Milk and Honey Readers will be disappointed only when they finish this enchanting story, which is suffused with genteel charm. The author’s judicious and effective changes to aspects of daily life clearly communicate how similar but different this world …

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Shade of Milk and Honey, or, Why Dan Wells is going to murder me

I think this might be my favorite review of all time. Dan Wells, author of I Am Not A Serial Killer. Apparently, Shades of Milk and Honey has left him somewhat irked. It’s a shame, because this review just makes me giggle. Here’s the problem: Mary Robinette Kowal is too good. Not only is she …

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Shades of Milk and Honey’s first review

Here’s an excerpt of the first official review of Shades of Milk and Honey from Joe Sherry of Adventures in Reading. No matter whether one comes into Shades of Milk and Honey as an unabashed fan of Jane Austen or, like me, avoids the stuff like the plague, Mary Robinette Kowal has delivered a debut novel …

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GETTING TO KNOW | Mary Robinette Kowal’s Evil Robot Monkey & More ~ Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf & Book Review

This is the first of what I hope to be a regular feature called Getting to Know. The goal will be to give a brief overview of an author that is new to me and some of their short work while also mentioning what novel length works they have in the pipeline. This also plays …

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Locus Online Reviews: Lois Tilton reviews Apex the MRK issue

Hey! I missed that Lois Tilton reviewed Apex’s all MRK issue.  She gave “The Bride Replete” a recommended which is lovely since she is so hard to please. Kowal has created not only one fascinatingly alien society, but two, based on the same physiology. Pimi and her family don't quite seem human, but they are …

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My First Amazon Review

I feel like I should frame this, the way people do with My First Pair of Shoes or My First Blanket.  My First Amazon Review is for my collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories. How is the review? First, let’s discuss short stories a bit. Short fiction is hard for me to review. Simply …

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The SF Site Featured Review: Scenting the Dark and Other Stories

Rich Horton has just given my short story collection a really lovely and lengthy review. Here’s a teaser. Scenting the Dark and Other Stories is notable, compared to other first books I’ve seen, for its brevity — only 8 short stories, some 80 pages. I rather think this is a wise choice — start with …

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Review: Publisher’s Weekly likes Scenting the Dark

Publisher’s Weekly has reviewed Scenting the Dark and Other Stories. Whee! Scenting the Dark and Other Stories Mary Robinette Kowal. Subterranean (<http://www.subterraneanpress.com>www.subterraneanpress.com), $25 (80p) ISBN 978-1-59606-267-2 Campbell Award–winner Kowal presents a broad spectrum of stories in her chapbook-slim first collection. The heartbreaking “Just Right,” in which a family struggles with a child’s strange behavior, isn’t …

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Issue 10 reviews :: Shimmer

Issue 10 of Shimmer was my last one as art director, so I’ve been anxiously wondering how it was received.  Behold! The reviews are in and it is good. IROSF gives our cover story, Caitlyn Paxson’s “Carnivale of Abandoned Tales” a Recommended as well as Becca De La Rosa’s “River Water.” Lois Tilton says,  “highly …

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Publishers Weekly starred review for Clockwork Phoenix 2

I got home from WisCon last night to a wonderful review of  Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, edited by Mike Allen. Allen finds his groove for this second annual anthology of weird stories, selecting 16 wonderfully evocative, well-written tales. Marie Brennan’s thought-provoking “Once a Goddess” considers the fate of a goddess …

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Adventures in Reading: Hugo Award Nominee: “Evil Robot Monkey”

It always makes me happy when Joe Sherry over at Adventures in Reading reviews one of my stories.  He manages to cover the whole thing without any spoilers, which is pretty amazing for a 970 word story. “Evil Robot Monkey” is a heartbreaking and surprising story. The title might suggest a little robot monkey being …

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