I find a lot of genre fatigue with fantasy these days. It feels like I've read every plot already, seen every contrivance and I am thoroughly sick of volumes that turn out be part of a series that runs forever. Ekaterina Sedia has been a wonderful exception to that rule. She's only written a handful of books so far. each one a complete free standing narrative full of unusual characters and concepts I've never run across. She has one told entirely from the point of view of an automaton who is trying to seek a cure to mortality for gargoyles. Another book involves discovering a world beneath Moscow free from time and tangled with fairy tales and How can you loose with a book that has an army of horseshoe crabs and a home that transforms itself based on the inhabitants dreams?