Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CSFF Blog Tour - Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm easing myself back into the internet by way of the CSFFBT, just in time for a Christmas break. Yes, there is a madness in my method, honest.

Anyway, Starflower. It's a fairy tale, which, if I'm not mistaken, is not a genre well known for its use of aliens and time travel. I'm not averse to an occasional episode of Grimm, but otherwise this is not something that would ordinarily show up on my reading list. Which begs the obvious question: why am I here?

Well, basically, to give yesterday's music post a context. But while I'm here, lets point you to some of the highlights of the tour, for any passing visitors with a little more interest in the featured book:

The chance to win a copy courtesy of Gillian Adams
Shannon McSomething looks at the importance of names
There's an interview with the author at Blooming with Books
A mixture of reviews, good and not quite so good, including one by a younger reader (interesting as Starflower is a young adult book)

And don't forget you can visit the author's own blog, or facebook her.


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Nice tour overview, Steve. But here's the thing. If a guy like Bruce who writes horror can be so effulgent in his praise of a fairytale, I think a sci fi guy just might be surprised by this one. Let's just say, it's a lot more like Grimm than Tangled, though you can't really tell that from the cover.


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Oh, and cute--Shannon McSomething. Definitely roused a chuckle! ;-)