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BOOK REVIEW: The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes

REVIEW SUMMARY: With playful language, distinctly drawn characters, and a cavalcade of action in service to a coherent plot, this book is a winner. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: [...]

November 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: Coming Home by Jack McDevitt

REVIEW SUMMARY: McDevitt encourages hope for humanity’s future in this far-future adventure. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When an ancient FTL transmitter is unearthed, Alex [...]

November 6, 2014 // 4 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Frostborn by Lou Anders

REVIEW SUMMARY: Lou Anders’s debut novel for young readers is an engaging and fun fantasy adventure. Younger readers will enjoy the novel and find identifiable characters [...]

November 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Tainted Blood by M.L. Brennan

REVIEW SUMMARY: Another great entry in the American Vampire series. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Fortitude Scott must investigate the death of a werebear while the supernatural [...]

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Skullkickers Treasure Trove V1

Over on the Kirkus blog this week, I take a look at Skullkickers Treasure Trove: Volume 1.  From the post: I’m gonna be honest. I picked up SkullKickers Treasure Trove: [...]

October 31, 2014 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: The Free by Brian Ruckley

REVIEW SUMMARY: Stock characters but great action and even greater magic. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: With war drawing to a close Yulan and his mercenary company accept one [...]

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Pennsylvania by Michael Bunker

REVIEW SUMMARY: A refreshing new voice in science fiction. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A young Amish man leaves home to help colonize a distant planet, finds love and war and [...]

October 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Dust by Hugh Howey

REVIEW SUMMARY: Satisfying conclusion to a remarkable science fiction series MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The end to a post-apocalyptic epic where people have survived [...]

October 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Glory Main by Henry V. O’Neil

REVIEW SUMMARY: A strong military science fiction debut. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Jander Mortas and three other shuttle crash survivors seek escape from a harsh [...]

October 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: A Better World by Marcus Sakey

Marcus Sakey’s latest book is the second in his Brilliance saga. A quarter of a century ago, a small percentage of the population was born with special abilities: pattern [...]

October 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Last year I reviewed Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice before it swept the major SF awards–including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Golden Tentacle, the Arthur C. Clarke, [...]

October 7, 2014 // 2 Comments

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