ARTICLE: The True God of “Throne of the Crescent Moon”

Saladin Ahmed’s THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON lost the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and I think that’s one that the SFF community should regret.  George R.R. Martin praised THRONE as “a rollicking swashbuckler,” and even that does the book a disservice, in my opinion. It’s sword-and-sorcery fantasy, sure, but steeped in the flavors of home …

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ARTICLE: The Fascinating Problem with “The Three-Body Problem”

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu is the Hugo-winning SF novel about Chinese communists telling aliens to come conquer the Earth.  That basic plot is dressed up in a lot of intrigue and compelling backstory, and flavored with a lot of interesting scientific concepts.  The novel was translated into English by Ken Liu, which I’ll get …

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