Review

Scide Splitters: The Humans by Matt Haig

Scide Splitters: The Humans by Matt Haig

Horace Walpole, the eighteenth century British writer and politician, once wrote, “The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel.” It is a truth that makes writing humorous fiction rather tricky. Not enough emot... Read More »

AFTER THE CON: Derby City Comic Con 2013 Report

AFTER THE CON: Derby City Comic Con 2013 Report

Louisville, Kentucky has grown by leaps and bounds when it comes to conventions. Just a few years ago, the only Con I was aware of in the area was Wonderfest– a great model-making convention/flea market my oldest daughter has enjoyed attending... Read More »

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I’m in Love With a Zombie

I finally got round to seeing Warm Bodies this weekend and I was pleasantly surprised. Nicholas Hoult is a good actor…at times, sometimes I think his acting skills aren’t the best (the kissing scene in Warm Bodies is a prime example) but... Read More »

William Hope Hodgson: Masters of Terror Volume 1

William Hope Hodgson: Masters of Terror Volume 1

 Masters of Terror Volume 1 William Hope Hodgson Corgi Books 1977 Contents: 7 • Introduction: William Hope Hodgson: His Life and Work (Masters of Terror 1) • (1977) • essay by Peter Tremayne 15 • The Voice in the Night • (1907) • shortstory by Willia... Read More »

Sam Gunn – What a Character

Sam Gunn – What a Character

As a master of expressing the true nature of human existence through realistic characters who strive to succeed for the betterment of man in a world often ruled by power hungry individuals, Bova remains true to form with the Sam Gunn character. Read More »

Review: Lucy’s Blade

Review: Lucy’s Blade

Lucy’ Blade John Lambshead Baen Books Kindle $6.83 Lucy’s Blade is a deeply frustrating book. There is a core of a very good story here; I enjoyed reading it immensely. On the other hand, there are flaws within the book that detract from my enj... Read More »

Book Review: Ventus by Karl Schroeder

Book Review: Ventus by Karl Schroeder

Ventus by Karl Schroeder, 2001 $7.59 (Kindle) Amazon I picked up Ventus awhile back because I enjoyed the author’s other work, Permanence, but didn’t get around to reading it until my wife and I went on an anniversary vacation (yes, we r... Read More »

Erring On the Side Of Love: A Review of The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente

Erring On the Side Of Love: A Review of The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente's new collection teems with floating lanterns and fox spirits, gods and baku and bears and animated calligraphy brushes, all revolving around the recurrent figure of a Western woman dreaming about a country she can never quite r... Read More »

If You’re Fond of Sea Fights and Demon Lairs: A Review of Waters of Darkness by David C. Smith and Joe Bonadonna

If You’re Fond of Sea Fights and Demon Lairs: A Review of Waters of Darkness by David C. Smith and Joe Bonadonna

Like many older science fiction and fantasy readers, I was introduced to my favorite genres by pulp fiction. I missed the pulp magazine era, which died in the late 1950s; but I was around during the rise of modern mass-market paperback publishers lik... Read More »

Review: The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes

Review: The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books 2013 The premise of The Shining Girls sold me before I’d read a sentence from it or knew who Lauren Beukes was: a serial killer with the ability to time travel jumps across decades to kill w... Read More »

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