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Welcome to Rachel Neumeier’s Website

Hello, and welcome to my website. Take a look around – you’ll find information on my books, my life as an author and what else I’m up to at the moment. You’ll also find my personal book recommendations and some useful links. Feel free to get in touch via my contact page if you would like to find out more.

Books – Coming Soon and Out Now

Black Dog, February 2014House of Shadows, July 2012The Griffin Mage Trilogy omnibus edition, November 2011The Floating Islands, February 2011

Visit the Books page of the site for more information on all my published books.

Latest News & Blog Posts

Predictability and the reading experience

March 5th, 2015

Merrie Haskell recently asked on Twitter why we criticize a book if the plot is predictable. That caught my eye because of course I recently took THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS off my list of possible Hugo nominees even though I loved it, mostly because of the highly, highly predictable plot (and a little …
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#TotallyNotFantasy

March 4th, 2015

Okay, this is funny: Michael Underwood has a post up at Geek Theory. See, a few days ago, Kazuo Ishiguro defended his new book The Buried Giant by declaring that it is certainly not fantasy — it just uses fantasy tropes to explore deep issues. As you can imagine, this assertion raised some hackles. The …
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Recent Reading: CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge

March 3rd, 2015

Okay, yes, CUCKOO SONG is a wonderful book, just as you all said. The cover is horrible. Horrible. It’s not that this cover is inaccurate. It’s that the horror vibe is so strong. A cover is supposed to make you want to pick up the book and read the back, flip it open and read …
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My Personal Hugo Nominations

March 1st, 2015

Unless I change my mind in the next eight or so days, here’s what I’m nominating: Short stories: This is the first year I’ve ever read or nominated any short stories! It’s kind of fun to be rooting for entries in more than the Novel category. 1. Hold Back The Waters by Virginia M. Mohlere. …
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A truly must see cat gif

March 1st, 2015

You know, I only just recently looked at some pictures of The Snow in the Northeast. Wow, people. “Eight feet” looks like a lot more in pictures than I vaguely had in mind when I just heard you guys got a lot of snow. I, being me, immediately started wondering how in the world people …
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