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Andrew

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew can usually be found looking for the latest recommendation in sci-fi horror. They also enjoy the totally scary game called Pokémon, where the untold terror of having a shiny Pokémon flee is peak existential horror. They also like apples and communicating through the universal medium of cat memes. You can find them rambling on Bluesky at dansemothabre.bsky.social.

An Interview with Seth Dickinson

Seth Dickinson first astounded (and broke the hearts of) readers when they burst onto the scene with their 2015 debut novel, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, a fiery and unapologetic look at imperialism, rebellion and the...

REVIEW: Exordia by Seth Dickinson

Exordia—Seth Dickinson’s latest offering to the SF/F gods—begins not with a bang, or a whimper. Instead, it begins with a Michael Crichton quote. “The most likely consequence of contact is absolute terror.” Once you...

REVIEW: The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z. Hossain

If one were to describe The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, perhaps a way of doing so would be to call it a fish-out-of-water story, sprinkled with a certain irreverent humor that has...

REVIEW: The Liar’s Knot by M.A. Carrick

If the defining term for The Masks of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick is ‘subterfuge’, then its sequel, The Liar’s Knot can summarily be defined by ‘found family’—specifically, the main characters and their bond between...

REVIEW: The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick

The closest parallel of M.A. Carrick’s (who are also known as the duo of Alyc Helms and Marie Brennan) debut novel, The Mask of Mirrors is probably The Lies of Locke Lamora. Both deal...

REVIEW: Cyber Mage by Saad Z. Hossain

The first words from Saad Z. Hossain to his readers in Cyber Mage isn’t, as you’d expect, an opening line designed to hook your attention, or a description of the South Asian-flavored cyberpunk setting...

REVIEW: A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

At first glance, A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson would appear to be, from a quick trip to ye olde search engine, a ‘lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides’. Those who have...