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QUICKIE: Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction ed. by Ian Whates

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He was late, in a rush, and I knew him. Who didn’t? All-star goalie Kris Rebane had been fans’ MVP pick when a stick took out his mask and most of his face in game seven of the playoffs. Instead of regrowing what he’d had, he’d taken a buy-out and opted for full unicorn, complete with spiraling horn erupting between now-violet eyes. His skin was covered in fine white hair, what showed beyond the kilt, and he’d added a mane since I’d last seen him. A gold, sparkly one. Heroic as hell.

Ridiculous on a lesser man, Kris had the shoulders and bearing to make it work. Not to mention the attitude.
“A Taste For Murder” by Julie C. Czerneda

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REVIEW: Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler

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I soon stopped thinking of Hyperion House as an architectural absurdity. It had been decorated in an urban style because it was wide and flat and had three floors. A low traditional farmhouse would have looked ridiculous cut into the cliff. The building intrigued me. There was something about it that was just beyond the edge of my understanding, something that didn’t conform to the usual rules of architecture.

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INTERVIEW: Diana Gabaldon


I first started reading Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series a few years ago, and as soon as I started, I fell in love. I fell in love with Jamie (because really, who hasn’t?) and I fell in love with the story. So imagine my delight when Starz got the rights to make a TV show out of it (thanks Game of Thrones!). I watched every episode, glued to my TV. Shortly after the preview, I had attempted to get in touch with Ms. Gabaldon for an interview. Life being what it was, that never materialized. However, on the advent of the second half of season one, which airs April 4 on Starz, I was able to reach her. Here’s Six Questions with Diana Gabaldon!

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QUICKIE: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, by Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure


The Prince had all his young life known the story of Sleeping Beauty, cursed to sleep for a hundred years, with her parents, the King and Queen, and all of the Court, after pricking her finger on a spindle. But he did not believe it until he was inside the castle.

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When news of Sir Terry Pratchett’s death hit, many of us here at the Bombshells had no words. So I turned to a friend of mine, Leslie Delisio, to put those feelings into words. ~Erica This was not unexpected. Author Sir Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease in […]

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QUICKIE: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, edited by David Thomas Moore

Sherlock was waiting for him, lighting up one of his Mayfairs.

John hated the cool way that Sherlock smoked. And hated how good he looked in the black coat. If John had tried either of those things himself, he’d have had the same effect as a sparrow sticking raven feathers to its wings and pretending it was dark and interesting.

From the sub-story “A High-School AU: Ten Things John Watson Hated About Sherlock Holmes, and One Thing He Didn’t” in “Parallels” by Jenni Hill

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REVIEW: People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann

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People who think this book might be about them. Don’t be so vain. You’re not the only asshat I know.

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