Cherie Priest

Review: Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest

For those who know the work of Cherie Priest, you know she can write. For those not familiar with her work, you’re missing out on something special. The novel Fiddlehead may be billed as the final installment in her “The Clockwork Century” Steampunk collection, but the author’s talent for story telling also makes it a worthy place to start if you’re so inclined.

Fall Harvest 2009

[Ed. Note: This article is reprinted from the Internet Review of Science Fiction with permission of the author.] Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 8/09), story by Patricia Briggs and David Lawrence, artwork by Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo Indigo Springs (Tor, 11/09) by A.M. Dellamonica Magic in the Shadows: An Allie Beckstrom Novel (Roc, […]

My top 10 SF and fantasy picks for the big-screen treatment

Science fiction and fantasy are taking over the realm of the Hollywood summer blockbuster, no question about it. Marvel Studios is gearing up to launch the Avengers franchise into space with the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film, Neill Blomkamp’s about to wow audiences with his sophomore full-length feature, Elysium, and Christopher Nolan’s next movie is […]

Unforgiven

Crossroads: The Western Hero in Speculative Fiction

Someone once said that every story starts with someone either coming to town, or leaving town. And there is no genre for which this adage holds more true than the western. It probably takes us all of a second and a half to recognize the western hero, whether he’s wearing the stereotypical white hat or […]

These Fractured States: An Overview of Balkanized Americas

Adventure and excitement waits for those travelers brave enough to explore Anglo-America… Treasure troves of colonial history await in the eastern aristocracies, but current events in the region make this a destination for only experienced travelers. The crusaders from the Christian Confederation of Carolina march north seeking to convert all to their way of life. […]