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By Jean Rabe ed. - By Martin H. Greenberg (ed.) -
Eighteen science fiction and fantasy writers herein turn their pens to the creation of tales containing haunts drawn from the pages of history. ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
This novel takes place in southern France during the 1300s, a France beset by the Inquisition and visited by the plague. However, it ...Read Review
By David Foster -
“And now for something completely different….” The Monty Python title is perfect for this fantasy. Australian David Foster, former Miles Franklin award winner, ...Read Review
By Chris Adrian -
Gob is Dr. Gob Woodhull, the fictional son of real-life personality Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President in 1872. Gob’s ...Read Review
By Blaine M. Yorgason -
Yorgason has created a curiously compelling book that blends mild elements of fantasy with the story of a town caught up in a ...Read Review
By Pam Durban -
For generations, the women of one black Charleston family have served the Hilliards — first as slaves, later as hired servants. When a flood ...Read Review
By James Runcie -
Humor and endearing candor ring through the narrative voice of Diego de Godoy. Notary to Cortés, the conquistador, he falls in love ...Read Review
By Alice Borchardt -
Although some readers may want to read Ms. Borchardt’s two previous novels, The Silver Wolf and Night of the Wolf, The Wolf ...Read Review
By Kara Dalkey -
Imperial Japan in the twelfth century is the setting for the newest historical fantasy by the author of the Blood of the Goddess ...Read Review
By Brooks Hansen -
Published (c1999)Published 2000Published 2000-10-01
Set in London during one September week in 1906, Brooks Hansen’s third novel charts the struggle of hypnotist Dr. August Perlman’s battle ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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