“Even as The Peculiarities veers far from the Benjamin Weaver template into strange and unsettling new terrain, infused with dark magic and vivid body horror, it should delight and
Creative nonfiction, that is, nonfiction with lots of fiction blown into it, has a double benefit for the reader: learning more about a real event, but enjoying the characters and dialogue made up
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
“an exhilarating, haunting, and memorable read.”
“a preposterous, fun, but perilous escapade, written in an easy-to-read narrative, with a slight stream-of-consciousness air . . .”
“Nisi Shawl’s debut is an ambitious, fresh take on the steampunk genre . . .”
“Recommended for anyone who enjoys a literary novel, werewolves and golems notwithstanding.”
Readers who enjoy opera and operatic-like novels will want to read this latest work of historical fiction; however, they should prepare for some disappointment and confusion.
“sure to appeal to fans of both history and fantasy.”
“. . . you’ll get a kick out of this one.”
Fuzzy Nation is a “reboot:” a re-imagining of the 1962 novel Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. As Mr.