The Seventh Garment by Eugenia Fakinou

(review by Athena Andreadis, originally posted at SFF Portal, reprinted on Starship Reckless) To Évdhomo Roúho (The Seventh Garment), another novel by Greek magic realist Evghenía Fakínou (Eugenia Fakinou in translation), tells how women carry history on their shoulders, like the Karyatids or the wives of folk ballads, buried alive so that bridges would stand. Three generations … More The Seventh Garment by Eugenia Fakinou

The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia

(review by Leticia Lara, originally appeared at Fantastica Ficcion) Some days ago I found myself with ten euros to spend in an online bookstore and I thought to buy some of the books that I’d have liked to read but never did buy it for whatever reason. The book I purchased was Ekaterina Sedia’s The secret history … More The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia

Uprooted, Naomi Novik

(review by Aliette de Bodard) Agnieszka lives on the edge of the Wood, a dark and angry power that always seeks to expand, and twists and corrupts everything it touches. Her village (and others) survive because they are protected but the Dragon, a long-lived wizard who has dedicated his life to fighting the Wood. Every … More Uprooted, Naomi Novik

Shattered Pillars, Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear

(review by Aliette de Bodard) I’d read Range of Ghosts, the first volume of the Eternal Sky a while back, when it first came out, but I hadn’t had a chance to check it out until now. Set in a fantasy version of the Silk Road (featuring analogues of Persia, Mongolia and China among others–more … More Shattered Pillars, Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear