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Category: Collection

Eisenhorn: Xenos–5 Stars

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Eisenhorn is an omnibus set in the Games Workshop Warhammer 40K universe written by Dan Abnett. Abnett has written comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Doctor Who magazine, audio dramas for the BBC set in the Doctor Who series, as well as many comics and novels set in the military science fiction setting of Warhammer 40K. Eisenhorn spans three novels and two short stories, weighing in at 768 pages, but the pacing and the prose make it seem much shorter.

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The Color Master–4 Stars

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The Color Master is a collection of short stories by Aimee Bender, published in and named a NY Times Notable Book for 2013.  She has written several other award-winning books, particularly the lauded The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.  Bender writes what some call “weird fiction” or “surrealism,” but I am going to place her solidly in the “speculative fiction” genre because many of her stories take essential elements of fantasy and weld them onto other genres.  In this collection, her stories range from two and a half pages to thirty pages, so they are all fairly short, nothing bordering on the novella length.

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