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Convention report: Conflux 10

Earl Grey Editing took a bit of a break over the last week so I could recover from attending Conflux 10. As I have mentioned before, Conflux is a speculative fiction convention and this year it ran from Friday 3 October until Monday 6 October. While not exclusively aimed at authors, it does have a […]

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Mt TBR report: September 2014

A few years ago, I made an optimistic New Year’s resolution to finish the year with a smaller Mt TBR. If the overall total was less than it had been on 1 January–even if it was only by one book–I’d count myself successful. It’s a goal I’ve never managed to achieve, but I continue to […]

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Review: To Spin A Darker Stair edited by Tehani Wessely

To Spin A Darker Stair is a short chapbook that pairs two fairytale reworkings: A Delicate Architecture by Catherynne M Valente and The Oracle’s Tower by Faith Mudge. Valente’s story is a reprint, picked specifically to complement the story by Mudge. Thematically, the stories are well-matched. Both carry a strong fairytale atmosphere and give the […]

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September signal boosting

There are a lot of great events happening in the next few weeks. Below are a few I’m keeping on my radar. Dewey’s Read-a-thon As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, I love books and may in fact be a bit of an addict. One of the very few things that stops my Mount To-Be-Read […]

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Review: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

Ashala Wolf is an Illegal: a human being with a special power in a world where such powers are outlawed. She is also leader of the Tribe, a group of runaway children who are likewise gifted. When one of them betrays her into the hands of a sadistic government official, she must fight with everything […]

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Conflux 10

Conflux is Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and is an event that’s close to my heart. I attended Conflux for the first time in 2009. I’d never been to a convention before and, being an introvert, I found the idea to be intimidating. I know I’m not the only one. However, as one […]

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Review: The Court of Lightning by Amy Rae Durreson

The Court of Lightning is a fantasy m/m romance set in a world at war. For decades, the Court of Ice has been seeking to conquer the other courts. With the Court of Lightning defeated, the Court of Wind is one of the last remaining but they are under increasing threat. In order to survive, […]

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Review: Heat Wave by Richard Castle

I’m a big fan of the TV show Castle. It is about a mystery writer who tags along with a New York police detective in order to gather research and inspiration for his book. Heat Wave is that book. It’s more of a gimmick than anything else. The dust jacket features a fake bio, an […]

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A More Diverse Universe 2014

A More Diverse Universe is a very simple reading challenge with straightforward requirements. The sign-up post asks participants to: Read and review one book Written by a person of color During the last two weeks of September (September 14th – 27th)  As with many of the reading challenges I participate in, I first heard about […]

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Welcome To The Earl Grey Editing Blog

Being an avid reader usually goes hand-in-hand with being an editor. I don’t think I know a single writer or editor who doesn’t possess a giant pile of books to read. For me, many of the books I acquire come from working in the industry—bought because I know one of the writers or editors, or […]

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