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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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Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 months ago
I wasn't exactly planning to read this one. Last year, I read the sequel, which I loved. And didn't feel like there was back-fill I needed from the first volume. I thought I'd just continue on from the second book. I've learned all the wrong things from Dresden books. Recently, I started Battle ...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 3 months ago
Sometimes I read a book and find myself realizing, "This was not made for me." And that is 100% okay! I feel the same way about TV shows and movies. I'm glad that there are things being made that do not appeal to me, but speak to others. Honestly, the world needs a lot more of that. So with that in ...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it 3 months ago
Initial reaction: One of my favorite reads this year so far. I loved this book so much. The MC had a strong voice and the overarching storyline was imaginative and exciting. I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel.Full review:I'll admit I saw this book on the shelf at my library and was complet...
Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it 6 months ago
The dead now rise… up. The Council has had its own way for too long. Too many souls have been lost. Too much injustice has been swallowed. The Remote districts, the rebels, the dispossessed are rising up – war is coming. Of course Carlos, half dead, memoryless and very much adrift – is in the mi...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 7 months ago
Battle Hill Bolero (Bone Street Rumba #3) / Daniel Jose Older This book.This fucking book.I just can't even come up with the words to review it, so please bear with me.Battle Hill Bolero is angry and joyous and lyrical and triumphant.Book one was good, book two was great, and this book is why you ...
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