Saturday, August 13, 2011
Strange Horizons Reviews, August 8-12
This week on Strange Horizons: Matthew Cheney takes a look at Tor's reprint of Melissa Scott's cyberpunk novel Trouble and Her Friends and is underwhelemed, particularly by the way the novel's future has been overtaken. Marina Berlin has mixed feelings about Paul Kearney's Corvus, which impresses her with its alternate history Roman military setting and battle scenes but disappoints in its handling of characters and the more unsavory aspects of its period. Rhiannon Lassiter looks at The Age of Odin, and finds its Norse gods brought to life characters and little too familiar and down to earth.