Monthly Archives: January 2017

Review of A Shattered Empire by Mitchell Hogan

In my review of book 1 of the Sorcery Ascendant sequence, I compared it favorably with 90s fantasy and noted its potential.  Book 2, Blood of Innocents, was by no means bad, but there was far too much wheel-spinning.  Book … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Vintage SF Month is hosted by the Little Red Reviewer. The year is 1997.  Otherwise known as the “far future” for people living in 1974.  William Mandella is a bright, young physics student.  Or he was, before he got drafted … Continue reading

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2016 Planetary Awards Nominations

The Planetary Awards are hosted by Planetary Defense Commander.  It is open to all book bloggers, book podcasters, and booktubers.  It has only two categories: shorter stories (under 40,000 words) and longer stories (over 40,000 words).  My nominations are under … Continue reading

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Book Haul Post: Appendix N by Jeffro Johnson

Bursting with critical thought without an outlet, I started writing Amazon reviews six years ago.  The natural constraints of that format began to chafe, and I started this blog over a year and a half ago.  The catalyst was the … Continue reading

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Every Day Should Be Tuesday is now on Facebook!

I have finally created a much belated Facebook page for Every Day Should Be Tuesday.  If you like hanging out on Facebook, please do go visit and Like the EDSBT page.  

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Review of The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

Ken Liu has quite the reputation as a short story writer.  I haven’t read any of his short stories, but I enjoyed the first book in The Dandelion Dynasty, The Grace of Kings, and I loved his translation of Cixin … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: The Tritonian Ring by L. Sprague de Camp

Vintage SF Month is hosted by the Little Red Reviewer. I’m not typically a big fan of the meddling, minor gods trope.  It’s theologically incoherent and usually makes for nonsensical worldbuilding.  Neil Gaiman’s highly overrated American Gods is the worst … Continue reading

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