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REVIEW: Jim Baen’s Universe #7

Jim Baen’s Universe made a splash last year as an online-only, DRM-free short fiction magazine. It has since attracted big-name authors and numerous accolades. The June [...]

August 21, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks

REVIEW SUMMARY: Pacing issues mar this sequel, but it’s still a worthwhile read, provided you read the The Traveler. And you should. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Two [...]

August 14, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Electric Church by Jeff Somers

REVIEW SUMMARY: It disturbs me to say that I liked so many bad people in this book. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Gunner Avery Cates is hired to execute the high priest of The [...]

July 24, 2007 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: KOP by Warren Hammond

REVIEW SUMMARY: A promising first novel. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A dirty cop’s investigation into the murder of an Army officer leads to conspiracy. MY REVIEW: PROS: [...]

July 17, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: We, Robots by Sue Lange

REVIEW SUMMARY: A well-written robot story of substance. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Avey the robot becomes more human while humans verge on becoming posthuman. MY REVIEW: [...]

July 16, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Lords And Ladies by Terry Pratchett

MY RATING: (For more Pratchett reviews, see The Great Pratchett Reading Project Table) After misfiring a bit in the previous Witches novel, Witches Abroad, Pratchett returns [...]

July 14, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder

Continuing our clearly groundbreaking series of chat-like reviews, John and JP discuss Karl Schroeder’s second Virga novel, Queen of Candesce. Queen of Candesce is Karl [...]

July 11, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Interzone #209

As much as I like reading short fiction, I currently do not subscribe to any short fiction magazines. I’ve scooped up a bunch of old Asimov’s, F&SF and [...]

July 4, 2007 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Transformers by Alan Dean Foster

REVIEW SUMMARY: A marginal media tie in book that had a lot more potential. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Big robots that can turn into cars and planes and stuff come to Earth [...]

July 3, 2007 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

MY RATING: (See The Great Pratchett Reading Project page here.) The adventures of Granny Weatherwax and company continue in Witches Abroad, this time parodying all things [...]

June 26, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks

REVIEW SUMMARY: A true page-turner…really! MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A modern day, sword wielding warrior named Maya is tasked with protecting a Traveler (who is not [...]

June 26, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

MY RATING: Dead Beat is the seventh book in the Harry Dresden series and, in my opinion, it’s the best one so far. In this book, Dresden is blackmailed by the vampire [...]

June 24, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Radio Freefall by Matthew Jarpe

MY RATING: (Update: Corrected the title of the book in the post title. I am a moron.) Radio Freefall is author Matthew Jarpe’s first novel, though you would be hard [...]

June 22, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: 1945 by Robert Conroy

MY RATING: 1945 attempts to answer the question: What if Japan did not surrender following the bombing of Nagasaki? We know that America had plans on the table for an [...]

June 21, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Swarm by Frank Schatzing

REVIEW SUMMARY: A book that should appeal to both science fiction and non-science fiction audiences. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The creatures of the sea rise up against man [...]

June 19, 2007 // 1 Comment

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