Friday, August 26, 2011
Strange Horizons Reviews, August 22-26
Chris Kammerud kicks off this week's reviews with a look at Kristin Livdahl's A Brood of Foxes, the story of a young woman stolen by fairies, whose charms Chris admires while wondering whether its conception of fairy tales is too moralistic for his taste. Phoebe North has the opposite reaction when she reviews A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness's follow-up to the Chaos Walking trilogy, from an idea by children's author Siobhan Dowd, which she praises for its avoidance of moralizing in favor of a tone of dark fantasy. Finally, Indrapramit Das looks at Kris Saksnussemm's Enigmatic Pilot, an alternate history steampunk science fiction Western, and finds it an entertaining mess.