Three new books on the tarmac, and three reviews, all from SF Crowsnest, to line up nicely with them:
Six-Gun Snow White (Catherynne M. Valente)
…any reader who loves magical, poetic prose can dive into this sad and beautiful little story and take pleasure in the author’s elegantly rendered wordscapes.
The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince (Robin Hobb)
[The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince is] a story about stories: How they are created, how they are changed not only by retelling over time, but also how they are directly changed to fit the agendas of those telling them, in this case for political and personal reasons.
Salvage and Demolition (Tim Powers)
Salvage And Demolition, the latest novella from Tim Powers, is a classic. I don’t necessarily mean it’s an enduring work of genius (though it’s pretty damn good), rather that it’s written in such a way and about such things as to instantly hurl its reader back in time to the or at least ‘a’ golden age of Science Fiction.