Posts Tagged: fantasy

Rereading When Voiha Wakes

Joy Chant, When Voiha Wakes I first read this when it came out, in 1983, when I was young and foolish impressionable. Also, I had little use for men at the time, making the female-dominated society in the book seem natural and desirable. In short (the review, on the title link, has much more information):

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Joining the choir

Of people who say yes to gay YA (original link gone, 2018), that is. Together with Seanan McGuire, Green Knight, Zeborah and Swan Tower and countless other people who don’t happen to be in my RSS feed or to get linked by people who are. It’s even made the Dutch media, at least the faintly

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Rereading De torens van februari

Tonke Dragt, De torens van februari (The towers of February) At last, a book that other people have written actual text about. It seems to have been wildly popular when it came out in 1973. I must admit that I’m one of the many people who sent the author fan mail about it (and got

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Rereading the Dalemark Quartet

Diana Wynne Jones, The Dalemark Quartet       At least there are some real sites describing and discussing the books! Perhaps because Diana Wynne Jones has a substantial fan following. I was about to say “a large fan following” but as I don’t know other authors’ fanbases I have no way to estimate whether

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Rereading Ilja, de kleine ganzenridder

Here’s the first of the promised rereading posts. Note that this is not a review, just random observations. I’m handicapped by the fact that this is probably the first post ever that’s about this book, rather than being a mention on a book-search or used-books site. The Dutch Wikipedia doesn’t even know the author. H.

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