Review

Apollo’s Outcasts Brings Back the Space Adventure

Apollo’s Outcasts Brings Back the Space Adventure

Apollo’s Outcasts Finally, we have an author not afraid to approach fresh innovative science fiction with an old-school style. Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele is an inspiring throwback to the youthful excitement of space travel carved out by ... Read More »

The House of Forever – Samantha Henderson

The House of Forever – Samantha Henderson

Oh hi! I’m glad you’re back! Or maybe you’re visiting me for the first time? Either way, I have a wonderful little book of poetry to introduce you to today: The House of Forever, by Samantha Henderson This volume of collected poetry... Read More »

The Top Ten Roleplaying Games of All Time

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone; it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action.  In the Game Room we will explore the world of gaming in all its many incarnations, while lingering over that corner of the me... Read More »

The Virtual Truth of the Bloodlight Chronicles

The Virtual Truth of the Bloodlight Chronicles

The Bloodlight Chronicles by Steve Stanton revives originality in today's science fiction with a complex cyberpunk series. Read More »

Tarzan, Celebrating the Centennial:  A Review

Tarzan, Celebrating the Centennial: A Review

Christmas 2012 was very good. And one of the reasons it was so good was that among the presents that Santa (in this case my son, J. Michael) left under the tree was a hard-cover, coffee table-sized book entitled Tarzan the Centennial Celebration: Th... Read More »

Lost In Space! Reviews of Unknown or Underappreciated Books – Black Sun by Robert Leininger

Hello and welcome to what will be an occasional feature on my blog! So – what, exactly, do I mean by ‘unknown or underappreciated’? To put it simply – not everyone is a Kevin J. Anderson or David Weber or Eric Flint or Robert Heinlein. So... Read More »

Review: Keith Laumer’s Imperium

Imperium – Keith Laumer Baen Books 2012 – ISBN-13: 978-1451637953 – Mass Market Paperback: 640 pages. Imperium is a gathering of three Keith Laumer alternate-history novels, Worlds of the Imperium (1962), The Other Side of Time (196... Read More »

Review of the Martian War

Review of the Martian War

The Martian War by Kevin J. Anderson is a literary retrospective of writer H.G. Wells. It is a story based on the on the original War of the Worlds invasion premise, but this time around, several characters from other classic works by Wells partake i... Read More »

The Unsavory Racism of Middle Earth

The concept of race in Middle Earth bears a strong resemblance to racist concepts that were popular during Tolkien's youth. Readers need to be aware of these concepts and guard against taking them literally. Read More »

The Monster Men

“I wish somebody’d tell me, Tell me if you can I want somebody to tell me What is the soul of a man.”                     –Blind Willy Johnson J             “As he dropped the last grisly fragment of the dismembered and mutilated body into the ... Read More »

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