Some Friday linkage...but first, as always, a funny:
Now linky links :)
Terry Goodkind is loathed and ridiculed in equal measure in the online genre community, and with good reason - not only are his books a load of pompous philosophical toss, but some of his remarks about former fans - and anyone that just doesn't like his books - were totally disgraceful. After he finished inflicting his crap-tastic Sword of Truth novels on the world, Goodkind stated that he was going to write a mainstream thriller. This was hardly a surprising move, since Goodkind has hilariously always claimed that his books are not fantasy (despite being set in a secondary world and involving wizards and dragons. Hmmm).
It seems though, that Terry can't leave fantasy behind - not only does his 'mainstream' novel clearly fall under the fantasy genre, but amusingly it seems to be a continuation of his Sword of Truth novels. Quite ironic that for a guy who claims to have so much to say on the human condition, he can't even think of a new story and has to dredge up the ashes of the old one. Anyway, Wert has the full details.
Oh, and you can never have too many Goodkind piss-takes.
Anyway, moving on.
Aidan has reviewed Blood of Ambrose by James Enge. He didn't like it.
Graeme has reviewed Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding. I've almost finished this novel, so look out for a review soon!
Fantasy Book Critic has reviews of Mark Chadbourn's Lord of Silence and Jasmyn by Alex Bell.
Provisional Speculative Fiction Top 5 of 2017
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