The speculative fiction award season is underway, and results of one of the major awards, the Locus, has been announced at this weekend’s Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, Washington. After this year’s uproar over the Hugo Awards, it’s great to see a mix of excellent books get their due reward.
There are some storybook creatures that seem to have some serious cultural staying power: vampires, werewolves, fairies, and, of course, witches. But what is it about stories about witches that keep us coming back for more after so long?
This month, the io9 Book Club is reading The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert. We'll meet on July 7 to discuss it. Join us!
Many of the best fantasy novels have an aura of mystery that goes beyond signs and portents into the realm of the ineffable. There are mysteries that have answers, and mysteries that are their own answer, and they intertwine. The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert manages this blend beautifully. And heart-breakingly.…
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