Monday, April 8, 2013

The First Review is In

I just saw the first review of my new collection, THE END OF ALL SEASONS, and I'm happy to report that it was a good one! You can click on the link above for the full review (and you should visit the site anyway), or read it right here:

"Putting this in fantasy is somewhat arbitrary since the stories collected here range across several genres, including science fiction and even westerns. I have a soft spot for westerns as that was the first genre I ever read way back in prehistoric times. The stories, and a few poems, are arranged by season of the year rather than genre or theme. There are retellings of fairy tales, stories of technology and magic, stories of the Old West and future. The science fiction - which is normally my preferred genre - are actually my least favorites this time around. Davis has a gift for short fantasy fiction - rare in my experience among even the more competent fantasy novelists - and imbues most of his stories with some genuine emotional content, also a rarity. If I had to pick favorites, I'd mention "The Angel Chamber", "When I Look to the Sky," and "The End of Summer". You'll enjoy this best if you forget about worrying about genre and just look forward to some good fiction." - Don D'Ammassa, 4/8/13

Now, if I can get through my appearance on John Scalzi's blog, Whatever, for The Big Idea on Wednesday, maybe I'll be able to breathe again. A little. Oh wait, then I'm on Mary Robinette Kowal's blog the next week. And somewhere in there, other folks will probably review it. That's it, then. I'm probably holding my breath for the next month...

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