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Daniel José Older
Daniel José Older is the author of Half-Resurrection Blues (book one of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin's Roc Books) and the upcoming Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015). Publishers Weekly hailed him as a "rising star of the genre"... show more

Daniel José Older is the author of Half-Resurrection Blues (book one of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin's Roc Books) and the upcoming Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015). Publishers Weekly hailed him as a "rising star of the genre" after the publication of his debut ghost noir collection, Salsa Nocturna. He co-edited the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History and guest edited the music issue of Crossed Genres. His short stories and essays have appeared in Tor.com, Salon, BuzzFeed, the New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and Strange Horizons and the anthologies Subversion and Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism And Beyond. Daniel's band Ghost Star gigs regularly around New York and he facilitates workshops on storytelling from an anti-oppressive power analysis. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at ghoststar.net/, on youtube and @djolder on twitter.
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Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 1 month ago
Let's start off with the good. This had a very unique premise. A unique premise usually leads to a high rating in-and-of itself BUT unfortunately, the execution was subpar at best. I have come to terms with the fact that I will be the villain here and speak ill of the dead. I'm harsh mainly due to a...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 8 months ago
Incredible. Even better than the first one. Great series, excited to read the next one.
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 9 months ago
This novella is the least stand alone piece of Older's work I've read so far. It's written from the perspective of a character introduced in the previous Shadowshaper novella, and important in the next novel, and introduces some aspects of magic that would be hard to get at from the perspectives pre...
The Quilty Reader
The Quilty Reader rated it 9 months ago
I read this one for Diverse Voices. It would also work for Supernatural, Ghost & The Dead Will Walk (there's a necromancer reanimating corpses). I went back and forth on this book, but ultimately settled on 3 stars. I enjoyed the urban feel to this piece of urban fantasy and the Brooklyn setting w...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 9 months ago
I was going to plunge right into Shadowhouse Fall, the sequel to the excellent YA UF novel Shadowshaper, but noticed there were 2 novellas set between the novels. This is the first, and follows a secondary character, Tee from the first novel. A satisfying read that leaves open a potential new thr...
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