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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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Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it 2 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 3 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 ...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 4 months ago
Battle Hill Bolero by Daniel José Older Bone Street Rumba. Half-Resurrection Blues. Midnight Taxi Tango. Battle Hill Bolero. From the titles alone, it's clear how important an influence music is on Older, and his love of rhythm and texture can be felt through the pages. Sure, it's a story about gh...
MarkAlan
MarkAlan rated it 7 months ago
Noir urban fantasy, just how I like it: Kick-arse women with baggage? Check. Kick-arse men with baggage? Check Love accross all genders? Check Kick-arse plot? Check Kick-arse writing? Check Kick-arse book? Check. Here's the blurb Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the no...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 months ago
Life, death, struggle, whatever: It’s complicated, laden with strife and disagreements, regret, poisoned hearts and betrayals. We’re all survivors of something. And nothing helps all that muck disappear into the ether, at least momentarily, like truly wailing on some deserving fool of a soul-sucking...
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