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Dec 05 2015

Rogues edited by George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois

A solid collection of stories, some better than others, but none, if I’m being quite honest, really a groundbreaker. My favorites were likely The Inn Of The Seven Blessings by Matthew Hughes (whom I’d never heard of before) and Tawny Petticoats by Michael Swanwick (whose Mongolian Wizard series I adore!) The non-fantastic entries were, I felt, weaker than the others, tho I really enjoyed Connie Willis’ extrapolation of modern-day society and pop culture with Now Showing. Patrick Rothfuss gave us a really strong story set in the universe of the Kingkiller Chronicles, but I felt that George R R Martin’s own contribution here, The Rogue Prince, wasn’t much more than a rather salacious he-said/she-said popular, if fictional, history. Overall, an entertaining collection of easily readable stories, even if some of them hew only loosely to the theme.

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Doreen Sheridan

Professional book critic, amateur housewife, full-time polymath. I like a good story.

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  1. Matthew Hughes

    I’m glad you liked my story. If you’d care to drop by my website bookstore — http://www.matthewhughes.org/the-archonate-bookstore/ — and look over my self-published backlist, I’d be happy to send you ebooks. Just send an email telling me which titles you’d like to have and the format (mobi, epub, pdf).

  2. Doreen Sheridan

    Thanks very much! I’ve contacted you via e-mail, as requested.

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