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REVIEW: Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell

Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell is a standalone novel set in the same universe as Crystal Rain and Ragamuffin. Here, the action takes place on Chilo, a planet with an [...]

July 16, 2008 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall

REVIEW SUMMARY: A near-future examination of feminism and dystopia. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A woman escapes from the oppressive dictatorship of post-oil Britain and finds [...]

July 14, 2008 // 16 Comments

REVIEW: The Crystal Cosmos by Rhys Hughes

REVIEW SUMMARY: A bizarre (but ultimately satisfying) reading experience. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A scheming ship captain wishes to lay claim to a planet-sized diamond, [...]

June 17, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

REVIEW SUMMARY: Interesting blend of secret history and faery, packed with intrigue. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In Elizabethan England, the Queen’s spy master begins to [...]

June 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Jim Baen’s Universe #12

MY RATING: The April 2008 issue of Jim Baen’s Universe (Issue #12, also known as Volume 2, Number 6) closes out their second year of publication with 12 pieces of short [...]

June 10, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Escapement by Jay Lake

MY RATING: In Mainspring (SF Signal review), author Jay Lake created one of the more imaginative alternate Earth settings you’ll find. One where Earth is literally a [...]

June 10, 2008 // 6 Comments

REVIEW: Little Vampire by Joann Sfar

REVIEW SUMMARY: Cute, but dark, monster stories for kids. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A collection of the first three stories of Sfar’s Little Vampire graphic novels. MY [...]

June 3, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Ravenor by Dan Abnett

MY RATING: For better or worse, I have an aversion to reading media tie-in novels. I think it stems from the many mediocre Star Trek books I read as a kid, so when the good [...]

May 28, 2008 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers

REVIEW SUMMARY: Another fun action novel from Somers albeit with a less sympathetic character. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Hitman Avery Cates searches for the people who [...]

May 27, 2008 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Last Book by Zoran Živković

REVIEW SUMMARY: A book about books for people who love books. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The patrons of an independent bookstore have been dropping dead, and it’s up to [...]

May 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

REVIEW SUMMARY: A great example of a “Young Adult” book that adults can thoroughly enjoy. Also serves as a great candidate to get teens hooked on science fiction. [...]

May 12, 2008 // 5 Comments

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