Black Gate 14: Review Features

Black Gate 14: Review Features

deader-stillBlack Gate 14 was the biggest issue in our history, with 158,000 words of fiction. We knew the Review Features had to be just as impressive, and the job of ensuring that fell to Contributing Editor Bill Ward.

To that end, Bill assembled a team of over a dozen of our top writers and reviewers.  The final result: a massive 32 pages of reviews, covering thirty of the finest fantasy books to cross our path in the last nine months:

Swords From the West, Harold Lamb (Bison Books)
Swords from the East, Harold Lamb (Bison Books)
Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr)
This Crooked Way, James Enge (Pyr)
Summa Elvetica: The Casuistry of the Elvish Controversy, Theodore Beale (Marcher Lord Press)
The Vampire Tarot, Robert M. Place (St. Martin’s Press)
Drood, Dan Simmons (Little, Brown)
Treason’s Shore, Sherwood Smith (DAW)
Black Horses for the King, Anne McCaffrey (Magic Carpet)
Dark Road Rising, P.N. Elrod (Ace)
The Stepsister Scheme, Jim C. Hines (DAW)
Flesh and Fire, Laura Anne Gilman (Simon & Schuster)
Deader Still, Anton Strout (Ace)
Gamer Fantastic, edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes (DAW)
Intelligent Design, edited by Denise Little (DAW)


The Magicians, Lev Grossman (Viking)
Turn Coat, Jim Butcher (Roc)
Princep’s Fury, Jim Butcher (Ace)
Warhammer 40K: Daemon World, Ben Counter (BL Publishing)
The White Raven, Robert Low (HarperCollins)
Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
Warhammer: Knight of the Realm, Anthony Reynolds (BL Publishing)
Warhammer: Matthias Thulmann: Witch Hunter, C. L. Werner (BL Publishing)
Warhammer: Grey Seer, C. L. Werner (BL Publishing)
The Drums of Chaos, Richard L. Tierney (Mythos Books)
The Magic of Nightfall, S.L. Farrell (DAW)
Magic in the Blood, Devon Monk (Roc)
The Birthing House, Christopher Ranson (St. Martin’s Press)
The Shadow Queen, Anne Bishop (Roc)
The Bell at Sealey Head, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)

The Review Team for Black Gate 14 included Bill Ward, Rich Horton, John Ottinger III, Sue Granquist, Ryan Harvey, E.E. Knight, Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Chris Braak, Howard Andrew Jones, Howie Bentley, Charlene Brusso, Jacksol Kuhl, and Thomas M. MacKay.

Black Gate 14 is still in stock and available for $15.95, or just $21.95 as part of a two issue subscription on our Subscription Page.

The complete Black Gate 14 overview is available here.

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