Reviews tagged "british"


The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss

I really wanted to like this book: it’s a Regency-era fantasy (Corsets! Advantageous matches! Industrialization! Magic!) with Romantic poets in it. Not only does it have Lord Byron (who seems to be especially beloved of SF authors everywhere for some reason), but it also has William Blake, who really is an even better SF fit […]


Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

In terms of its general atmosphere, I’ve seen Neverwhere compared to Alice in Wonderland, but it’s really more as if Alice in Wonderland had a love-child with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which grew up into a punk teenager and ran away to live on the streets of London. As far as plot goes, I […]