As well as my own review of Torchwood: Miracle Day, this week sees the publication of Duncan Lawie's review of Dancing With Bears: The Postutopian Adventures of Darger and Surplus by Michael Swanwick. Duncan's project is to discover whether the novel, in which Swanwick expands on his short stories featuring the titular pair of con-men and rogues, has more to it than the sense of whimsy that characterizes those stories. On Friday, Karen Burnham looks at two novels, Redwood and Wildfire, a historical fantasy by Andrea Hairston, and Galore, a more mimetic historical novel by Michael Crummey, and notes the similarities in their discussion of women's power in their settings.
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