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Review: “Black Swan, White Raven,” ed. Datlow and Windling

Pros: Lovely fairy tales for adults Cons: As with nearly all anthologies, quality and tone waver Rating: 4 out of 5 Review e-book provided by Open Road Integrated Media Expected release date: September 30, 2014   The concept behind Black

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Review: “February Thaw,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Stellar! Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   February Thaw is another relatively short, inexpensive ebook anthology of Tanya Huff short stories. And much like He Said, Sidhe Said and (especially) Swan’s Braid, it is worth every penny

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Review: “Crime Stories,” J.A. Konrath

Pros: Entertaining Cons: Sense of humor is a thing of individual taste Rating: 3 out of 5   J.A. Konrath’s Crime Stories is a collection of 21 stories and essays. Some are mysteries or crime stories of one type or

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Review: “Swan’s Braid,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Funny, clever, and highly entertaining Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   Swan’s Braid and Other Tales of Terizan is a collection of short stories by Tanya Huff, all featuring the thief Terizan. This is a relatively short

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Review: “He Said, Sidhe Said,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Great Tanya Huff fantasies in short form Cons: Any anthology is likely to have stories that don’t appeal to you as much as others Rating: 4 out of 5   Tanya Huff’s He Said, Sidhe Said is a delightful

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Review: “The Cutting Room,” ed. by Ellen Datlow

Pros: Cerebral horror for film buffs Cons: I couldn’t connect emotionally with many of the stories Rating: 3 out of 5 Advance copy provided free by Tachyon Publications via NetGalley. Expected publication date: 10/14/2014.   The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections

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Review: “Human for a Day,” ed. Greenberg & Brozek

Pros: Some fascinating takes on what it means to be human (and not) Cons: Almost any anthology will have a story or three that don’t suit any given reader Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group

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Review: “Strange New Words,” by Ari Marmell

Pros: Very enjoyable collection of oddity tales Cons: Some engaged me more than others; some were more predictable than others Rating: 4 out of 5   Ari Marmell’s Strange New Words: Tales of Heroism, Hi-Jinks, and Horror is an enjoyable

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"Tales of Majipoor," Robert Silverberg

Pros: Fascinating culture and events Cons: Logical inconsistencies; characters held at a distance Rating: 3 out of 5 Release date: May 7, 2013 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Robert Silverberg’s Tales of Majipoor collects together seven stories set

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"Cthulhu’s Reign" ed. Darrell Schweitzer

Pros: Surprising level of success given the difficulty Cons: It’s tough for an anthology to be perfect, and Lovecraftian horror is particularly difficult to write well Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Most Lovecraftian

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