My review of James Morrow's The Philosopher's Apprentice appears today in Strange Horizons.
This is also my opportunity to plug Strange Horizons's annual fund drive. The magazine, all of which--fiction, poetry, articles and reviews--is offered free of charge, pays all of its writers (though not its staff), and pays professional rates for fiction. They're trying to raise $6,000 this month, and with less than a week left are less than half way there. So if you'd like to help support what is, in my admittedly biased opinion and with my own contributions utterly notwithstanding, one of the best sources for criticism of genre writing (and film and TV), on- or off-line, now's the time to do it. As a further inducement, all donors are entered in a raffle for some pretty cool prizes, and there's an additional prize drawing for anyone who plugs the drive on their blog, with new prizes every week (this week's prize is a pair of books by Tim Pratt). More information can be found at the Strange Horizons blog.