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The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

Published: February 2019 by Orbit Format reviewed: E-book (mobi), 432 pages Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. […]

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Descendant of the Crane by Joan He. This is a Chinese-inspired YA fantasy novel about politics, leadership and sacrifice. It digs into some meaty themes but I felt the characterisation ultimately let it down.

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A Hugo Nomination

I might be wrapping up the Earl Grey Editing blog, but the news isn’t all bad. The shortlists for the Hugo Awards were announced last night and I am delighted to say that The Skiffy and Fanty Show has been nominated for Best Fancast. It is a huge honour to be part of the team. […]

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Mt TBR Report: March 2019

  With Aurealis judging done and fewer reading and book club commitments, my reading slowed down a little in March… although not as much as I expected it to. Mt TBR is inexplicably continuing to shrink and I find I’m starting to make progress on the oldest part of the ranges. Mt TBR Status Mt […]

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Tea Break

  After four and a half wonderful years, I regret to announce that I am winding up the blog here at Earl Grey Editing. This has been a very difficult decision because writing these posts has brought me a great deal of joy. However, it also takes up a good deal of time and energy. […]

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Loose-leaf Links #76

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Kumquat tea from Lupicia. This is a way more subtle tea than I was expecting from the smell. The kumquat mostly comes through […]

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Grounded by Narrelle M. Harris

Published: March 2019 by Escape Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi), 150 pages Genres: Paranormal romance Source: NetGalley Available: Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In a world where flight is life, will two grounded […]

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Loose-leaf Links #75

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Imperial Spice by Adore Tea. This blend of cinnamon, cloves and orange is one I’m turning to more frequently as the weather cools. […]

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Mt TBR Report: February 2019

This February was my second-best month for reading on record. It was beaten only by January 2017, which was not coincidentally the last time I faced a deadline for Aurealis judging. It seems that deadlines continue to be the best way to motivate me. This month was also helped by a couple of four-hour train […]

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Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

With the year well underway and Aurealis judging over, I have finally returned to my YA column at Skiffy and Fanty. This week I’m taking a look at Meagan Spooner’s feminist Robin Hood retelling, Sherwood. The book was an absolute delight, managing to examine sexism, class privilege and grief, while also delivering an entertaining adventure.

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