KAMN Reviews?

Since Dragon Page Cover to Cover has thrown the door open to more contributor reviews, both in audio and print form, I'd like to do the same thing here.

There are a lot of books and movies and tv shows that we won't get to, or at least not get to any time soon, so I don't see any reason why we can't post written reviews here, or include the occassional audio review in a KAMN episode. Same Ninjas rules apply... anything 10 years old or older is fair game.

Madeleine L'Engle

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I missed this news, but Madeleine L'Engle passed away on September 6 at the age of 88.

She was the author of over 60 novels, but her most noted novels were Time Quartet, consisting of the Newbery Award-winning A Wrinkle in Time (1962), and it's sequels A Wind in the Door (1973), A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978), and Many Waters (1986).

KAMN Show #32: War for the Oaks

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Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Brian talk about Emma Bull's critically acclaimed 1987 debut novel, War for the Oaks.

We get a glimpse of how there might be magic in all realms that may happen to collide in this world of ours. All in all, it's a fast, fun read. Go check it out.

The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy

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What's so important about a brand new book about writing fantasy that it gets mentioned here, you ask? You mean, besides the fact that it contains an essay by the inestimable Tee Morris, and one by yours truly, Summer Brooks?

"The Author's Grimoire" contains an essay by Joe Murphy, and the book is dedicated to him. I don't know if this is the last essay he sold or not, but it's finally coming to print.

Fred Saberhagen

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Fred Saberhagen passed away on June 29 from cancer. I didn't know until a "Cover to Cover" listener sent me an email about it. The announcement had even been posted to Slice of SciFi, and I didn't know.

To say the least, I was stunned.

I never got hooked by his Berserker series as some other friends of mine did back in the day, but I liked the "Empire of the East" series, I enjoyed his Dracula books, and also many of the titles in his Swords series.

KAMN Show #30 Repost: Galactic Patrol

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Welcome to Show #30... again.

Feature Discussion: Tim and David give an overview of the book and the plot summaries, while Summer saves most of her commentary for the later dissection of the storytelling style. It's an engaging space-faring adventure, although it's easy to see how the writing style could make it harder for those more sophisticated reading tastes to easily become lost in the story if they're reading them for the first time.

KAMN Show #30: Galactic Patrol

Feature Discussion: Tim and David give an overview of the book and the plot summaries, while Summer saves most of her commentary for the later dissection of the storytelling style. It's an engaging space-faring adventure, although it's easy to see how the writing style could make it harder for those more sophisticated reading tastes to easily become lost in the story if they're reading them for the first time.

Scott Sigler's Ancestor on Amazon

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Ancestor, the newest book from Scott Sigler, is available now at Amazon.com. Go get it!

KAMN Show #28: A Fire Upon the Deep

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Summer, Dave and Tim give an overview of the story, and discuss some of the more interesting aspects of the book: varying zones of thought dividing up the galaxy, a sentient evil entity and its sentient countermeasure, and a quasi-lupine civilization whose packs are formed from hive minds.

Scott Sigler's "Ancestor": The Print Version

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Scott Sigler's Evil Plan ™ continues to unfold.

He's passing out the full-length PDF of Ancestor, and wants everyone who wants to get the print version of the book to go to Amazon and order it on April 1st.