Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ten top mold-breaking fantasy novels

The science fiction, fantasy, and horror author Lisa Tuttle won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1974, received the 1982 Nebula Award for Best Short Story for "The Bone Flute", which she refused, and the 1989 BSFA Award for Short Fiction for "In Translation."

For the Guardian, she named her top ten mold-breaking fantasy novels.  One entry on the list:
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce

I could easily add three different titles by Graham Joyce to this list, but decided on this one because it is the kind of deceptively simple story that's very hard to get right, and he never drops a stitch. It's a love story about a married couple, and deeply moving without being sentimental or trite.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue