Tag Archives: Michael Swanwick

Michael Swanwick – The Iron Dragon’s Mother (2019) Review

9/10 Swanwick produced us another sparkling, prickly novel. Finalist for the 2020 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, but nobody read it. Professional acclaim from peer authors isn’t the problem for Swanwick and he has an impressive list of awards … Continue reading

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Four SF/Fantasy works that feature the Tower of Babel

Please tell me underneath which I have forgotten to add to this list. Tower of Babylon (1990) short story by Ted Chiang The only story on this list that shows the tower as being built. In Chiang’s head it is … Continue reading

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Review: The Dragons of Babel (2008) by Michael Swanwick

8/10 Earlier this year I read Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Daughter (1993) and I was immensely impressed. The weird faerie-cyber-elf-punk-Dickens world with telepathic robot dragons blew my mind. This world combined the strangest opposites: fairy tale and cyberpunk, Harry Potter-like … Continue reading

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Review: Michael Swanwick – The Iron Dragon’s Daughter (1993)

9/10 Jane was taken as a young girl. A changeling. Now, going through puberty, she works in a hellish Dickensian factory alongside goblins, fays and trolls, run by corrupt elves, making black dragons of iron for the elves’ war effort. … Continue reading

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Michael Swanwick – Stations of the Tide (1990)

Genre: Science fiction Pages: 252 My rating: 8.5/10 What a strange, cool novel. These days it would be the first book of a trilogy. But in the 1990s it just arrived on the scene, serialized in two parts and then … Continue reading

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