Posts Tagged ‘asr’

Return of the Anti Slush Report

Posted: 13th September 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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No I haven’t forgotten about my LiveJournal, it’s still my preferred place to peruse the minds of peers. I just haven’t had time lately to blog. For those new, to the inner workings of what we’ll generously refer to as "my brain" the Anti Slush Reports are books that have been published that I actually like.  […]

ASR – Three for the fun

Posted: 23rd July 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I really enjoyed all three of these books, and each is different from the other. Two were my introductions to the writing of the authors, one was a second trip into a twisty mind. First up was The Demons Lexicon this is a YA by Sarah Rees Brennan set in the UK. The main character […]

Still not dead, and a mini ASR

Posted: 15th May 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’ve been reading a ton of client work lately, and hope to find time to get back to other submissions soon. Two things I have read are:The Dragon Nimbus Volume 2. I’d read the first half when it was published solo some time ago, but never managed to hold onto a copy of The Last Battlemage […]

Four on the floor, another ASR

Posted: 14th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The four books I read this time are all interesting, and from just two publishers. K. E. Mills’ The Accidental Sorcerer is a fantasy, set in a world that has an early electric age feel with a lot of magic. Gerald Dunwoody is our title character who has all the good fortune of a plague […]

Holiday ASR

Posted: 23rd December 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This one has exactly two entries because between slush of both varieties, and other aspects of real life, I haven’t done much reading. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe. Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner Excellent. I’m not much of a fan of short fiction, and most anthologies I pick up I end up reading […]

Anti Slush Report a fantastic foursome

Posted: 24th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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   First up was Amsterdam by the redoubtable Elizabeth Bear. I really liked this one, it has an episodic feel with each chapter leading into the next, but semi distinct. The first chapter feels like The Orient Express which I suspect is as accidental as pulling your own teeth. The main characters are fun, and […]

Anti-Slush Report

Posted: 15th October 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The following people owe me sleep and should make reparations quickly. First up is the delightful Carrie Vaughn. I got to meet her in the lobby of one of the three hundred hotels attendees of Denvetion were spread across. I’m possibly the last person on the planet to read Kitty And the Midnight Hour, but […]

The Anti-slush Report

Posted: 27th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Since the last ASR I’ve read a lot of slush, some client work, way to many traffic signs and license plates. I’ve also managed to read, or in one case reread three things with cover art that I liked. First up is a reread of Mercedes Lackey’s Magic’s Pawn. I haven’t had the time to […]

I’ve been reading a lot lately. I’ve blazed through months of slush. Some of which got rejected in the first three or four pages, some which held me until the end but didn’t quite tip the scale to being something I’d pick up. Some of the common problems have been; redundancy, black and white universes, […]