Monday, June 19, 2017

Nine books for "Wonder Woman" fans

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Ross Johnson tagged nine books "with positive, powerful, and patriarchy-busting female heroes," including:
At the Table of Wolves, by Kay Kenyon

Kim Tavistock, the star of Kay Kenyon’s forthcoming novel, is one of a new breed of humans who developed paranormal talents following tumult of the Great War. Her talent is particularly Wonder Wonder Woman-esque: she has the ability to draw out the truths that people are most keen to hide. In 1936, with Germany again on the rise, she’s a test subject at a secret British facility whose head might be a spy for the fascists. Though she’s uniquely qualified to uncover the truth, she’s soon drawn into a world of espionage for which she has no experience or training. She’s also confronted by the real possibility that her own father might be among the fashionable aristocrats in sympathy with the Nazi party. The period splits the difference between Wonder Woman’s WWII origins on the page and the Great War setting of the new movie, with a hero who shares attributes with both Diana and Agent Carter.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue