Author Archives : Casey Price

We’re All Monsters: Ruthanna Emrys’ Winter Tide


Savvy readers will recall that one of my favorite things from last year was Ruthanna Emrys’ “The Litany of Earth” (which you can read for free at the link). I found out about Emrys’ fiction when a favorite writer of mine was singing the praises of her then forthcoming novel, Winter Tide. Shortly after that glowing review, I found and…

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Paradise In Strange Places: Susan diRende’s Unpronounceable


Who hasn’t daydreamed about running away from reality?  What if you were given the chance to visit a newly discovered alien planet?  Susan diRende’s Unpronounceable offers just such a taste of this delicious daydream. Unpronounceable (2016) Written by: Susan diRende Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 116 (Kindle) Publisher: Aqueduct Press Why I Chose It: When we here at Spec Chic decided…

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Never Falter, Never Fear: Ellen Klages’s Passing Strange


Historical fiction is almost always fascinating to me. If that fiction also happens to have a touch of magic to it, even better. That’s exactly what I got when I decided to pick up Ellen Klages’ Passing Strange. Passing Strange (2017) Written by: Ellen Klages Genre: Historical Fantasy Pages: 215 (Trade paperback) Publisher: Tor.com/Tom Doherty Associates Why I chose it: …

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Childe Casey to the Dark Tower Came


Stephen King is a man who needs no introduction from someone as lowly as me.  Everybody’s heard of him.  Almost everybody’s read his work or watched a movie based on one of his many, many novels or short stories.  I cannot claim to have read all of his work (nowhere close at this point), but I have read my fair…

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Cover Chic: Neil Gaiman Goes Retro-Chic


Welcome back to Cover Chic, an occasional series where we break down, analyze, and avoid judging books by their covers for your entertainment! We’ve spent some time discussing differences in US and UK covers, hardcover vs. paperback, and series that changed up their style before the series was over. Today, I’m traipsing merrily down the rabbit hole after one particular…

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You Need to Believe In Things That Aren’t True: A Review of Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather


Ah, December. Bringer of holidays and new weather patterns. Almost everyone celebrates something in December, and as such, everyone has their own holiday traditions. For me, personally, December brings on a Christmas tradition that goes back at least ten years. For me, December means that it’s time to re-read Terry Pratchett’s take on Christmas, Hogfather. As much as you might…

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Leave The Lies To The Living: A Review of Mira Grant’s Feedback


Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t mean we stop embracing the scary around here.  Welcome back to my soon-to-be-completed romp through the world of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series.  Today, we are discussing the newest addition to the series, Feedback.  In Grant’s own words, This standalone entry in the Newsflesh world follows a new blogging team through a new adventure…and…

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