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REVIEW: Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem

REVIEW SUMMARY: Jonathan Lethem channels Philip K. Dick. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A man named Chaos, who may have the power to shape reality through his dreams, travels [...]

October 9, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan

REVIEW SUMMARY: Trying to put my finger on the magic ingredients that go into a good fantasy story. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Ten short fantasy stories aimed at the young [...]

September 18, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

REVIEW SUMMARY: Read this is you are in the mood for something realistic and dark. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Harriet and David Lovatt deal with the birth of their son, Ben, [...]

September 11, 2007 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

MY RATING: The first thing you notice about Bad Monkeys is the lurid yellow cover, the inkblot Mandrill logo and the funky size of the book, sort of a narrower but taller [...]

September 7, 2007 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Shift by Chris Dolley

MY RATING: Shift is Chris Dolley’s second published novel, but his first written story. After publishing his first book, Resonance, Baen also asked if Dolley had any [...]

September 6, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham

REVIEW SUMMARY: An intriguing story that is short on fantasty elements and long on characters who are complex and real. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The summer cities along the [...]

September 5, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Jim Baen’s Universe #8

MY RATING: The August 2007 issue of Jim Baen’s Universe (Issue #8, also known as Volume 2, Number 2) contains 12 pieces of short fiction and 6 non-fiction articles. As [...]

September 4, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Splinter by Adam Roberts

MY RATING: After a collision with an asteroid, a splinter of the Earth is knocked free and floats through the solar system. As one of the very few humans left, Hector must [...]

August 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: In War Times by Kathleen Ann Goonan

MY RATING: Sometimes a book makes me stop and think after I’ve finished it. Occasionally a book will make me stop and think during it. Rarely will a book do both. In [...]

August 24, 2007 // 3 Comments

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

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