The first of this week's reviews is Richard Larson's take on Jesse Bullington's The Enterprise of Death. Richard is impressed with Enterprise, both as a fantasy and as a piece of historical fiction. Liz Bourke is similarly impressed with Erin Hoffman's debut fantasy Sword of Fire and Sea, though she notes some problems with the book's characters and plot. Sofia Samatar is intrigued by Nina Allan's collection of linked stories, The Silver Wind, though she wonders if the cumulative effect of the book, in which the same characters appear in different situations and with different backgrounds, as if they were alternate versions of each other, isn't ultimately more alienating than engaging. See also Niall Harrison's thoughts on The Silver Wind at the Strange Horizons blog.
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