Tag Archives: historical fantasy

Outlander, and the Unfortunate Misstep Concluding the First Half of Season One

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance Synopsis: Claire, a WWII nurse, gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. And thus ends up in the middle of the conflict between the Scots and the English–which is awkward as she’s an Englishwoman who ends up becoming … Continue reading

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Outlander, and Claire’s Surprisingly Good Balance of Competence and Vulnerability

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance (based on a novel I haven’t read, but is reputedly very good) Synopsis: A WWII nurse gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. Series: 1 season of 8 episodes; there will be a season 2 I’ve Watched: The … Continue reading

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Ten (SFF) Books About Friendship

A Top Ten Tuesday topic, from The Broke and the Bookish, I’m interpreting their topic as best friendship in books. I managed to come up with 8–next week, I’ll do a follow-up post on the same topic, but in non-book media. … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, historical fantasy in NYC

This novel is about beginnings and new beginnings. It’s about immigrant communities, and what the dream of America has meant to so many people for so long. Multiple POVs, with some minor romantic subplots that aren’t really the point of … Continue reading

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Masters of Tragedy, Part II: GRRM and Guy Gavriel Kay

Link to Masters of Tragedy, Part I: Joss Whedon and Gen Urobuchi GRRM I’ve read all of A Song of Ice and Fire, but I haven’t actually read that much besides, from GRRM. But it’s enough to make this list. Still, … Continue reading

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