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    Book Review: Gloriana

    by Part of my quest to read all of the World Fantasy Award novel winners. This book won in 1979. This book starts out so description laden it’s hard to stay awake. On several occasions, that description slides into list making and the lists are long enough that it feels like that scene in Holy Grail when we’re learning about what people ate when the Lord bestowed the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch on his followers, except no one is available to say, “Skip a bit, Brother.” When we finally do get to the point where there are characters, we skip from character to character without warning or apparent reason and…