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Announcing the SHADOW AND BONE/SIX OF CROWS Re-read

You may have heard of Leigh Bardugo–the internationally best-selling author of delightful, action-packed, high-stakes fantasy novels set in an interconnected universe. To date, the prolific Bardugo has published three full-length series (one trilogy and two duologies) as well a…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar: April 2021

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other readers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions from various corners of the interwebs. Because we want…

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Cookbook

Announcing COOKING FOR WIZARDS, WARRIORS AND DRAGONS

Hello, fellow readers, book nerds, and friends! We are proud to announce that… Thea wrote a cookbook! Not just any cookbook (though, who doesn’t love a good cookbook?)–this one is a fantasy cookbook, inspired by so many of the…

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8 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: KINGDOM OF SOULS by Rena Barron

The daughter of two powerful magic-users in a long legacy of witchdoctors strugglers with her lack of power–especially when the fate of the world is at stake. Title: Kingdom of SoulsAuthor: Rena BarronGenre: Fantasy, YAPublisher: Harper TeenPublication Date: September…

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8 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: A DEADLY EDUCATION by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik is back with a brand new series, and dear readers, I am hooked. Title: A Deadly EducationAuthor: Naomi NovikGenre: FantasyPublisher: Del ReyPublication Date: September 29, 2020Hardcover: 336 pages Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this…

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Women To Read

Women to Read: September 2020

Women To Read is a regular column from A.C. Wise highlighting female authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Welcome to another edition of Women to Read! If you’re new to the series, with…

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7 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is back with an adult(ish) SFF offering, taking the Chosen One trope to the next level. Title: Chosen Ones Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction Publisher: John Joseph Adams / Houghton Mifflin HarcourtPublication Date: April 2020Hardcover: 432…

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Awards

Holy Guacamole: WE WON A HUGO AWARD?!

We are speechless. After multiple nominations and losses, starting back in 2014–we were like, the Leo Dicaprios of the Hugo Awards–THE BOOK SMUGGLERS WON A HUGO AWARD FOR BEST FANZINE LAST NIGHT! WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT! WHAT A DELIGHT! (Yes,…

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Awards

Hugo Award Packet 2020

Hello, friends! We are pleased to announce that The Book Smugglers are finalists for the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine! Every year, the Hugo Awards are administered and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention…

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