book review

Ciencia ficción venezolana: Fedosy Santaella y una distopía

Ciencia ficción venezolana: Fedosy Santaella y una distopía

Review of Las peripecias inéditas de Teofilus Jones by Fedosy Santaella. Read More »

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Thursday Next, the plucky female lead character of The Eyre Affair, is a literary detective in an alternate 1985 England. Read More »

Review: Errantry, by Elizabeth Hand

Review: Errantry, by Elizabeth Hand

Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand Small Beer Press 2012 There’s a phrase used by some in Maine, where Elizabeth Hand lives part of the year, to describe those who aren’t Mainers: they are “from away.” It’s a ... Read More »

Who Knows What “Tomorrow” Brings?

Who Knows What “Tomorrow” Brings?

Tomorrow: Apocalyptic Short Stories from Kayelle Press. Cover artwork by Ken Henson Every family, every tribe, every cultural group has its own myths. We use stories, legends, folk tales, and even parables as means of understanding why things are the... Read More »

Tolkien’s Shire Becomes a Reality: Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith

Tolkien’s Shire Becomes a Reality: Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith

A new book has come to the shire filled with all the wisdom one could want to live a Hobbit-like life. It’s called, Wisdom of the Shire: A short Guide to a Long and Happy Life, by Noble Smith. At first glance it looks like another marketing plo... Read More »

Review: Zombie Jesus and Other True Stories

Horror and alternate history are difficult genres to mash up. You just don’t see them together very often and despite my firm belief in the adaptability of alternate history, it is rare when you see an author effectively combine horror and alte... Read More »

Review: The Games by Ted Kosmatka

I’m glad I started with The Games by Ted Kosmatka as my first foray into science horror. I don’t think I could pick a better book that seamlessly melded horror and SF tropes. The year is 2044 and the 38th Olympic games are about to begin.... Read More »

Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

My final (for now) look into SF detectives brings me to the classic SF novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Most people know of this novel as the basis of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. Upon reading the novel, h... Read More »

Review: The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Alright we are back with my coverage on SF detectives and we return with the classic SF/mystery novel, written by the grand-daddy of SF himself, The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov. This first novel in the Robot series is one of the earliest novels to... Read More »

Review: The Wizard of OZ: A Steampunk Adventure by S.D. Stuart

We interrupt your regularly scheduled coverage on SF detectives to bring you this… As a kid, I used to love watching the 1939 film Wizard of Oz. My parents had recorded it on VHS so I could watch it again and again whenever I wanted. Of course... Read More »

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