Monthly Archives: March 2017

Review of American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I read American Gods a few years ago and enjoyed it but it didn’t really grab me.  But, I have to admit, I’m excited about the upcoming TV adaptation.  William Morrow has taken advantage of the hype to re-release American … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Autumnlands Vol. 2 by Kurt Busiek

Why should you be reading The Autumnlands?  For one, the art is gorgeous.  I’ve got copies of the new Darth Vader comics, Ms. Marvel, Rat Queens, Saga, The Walking Dead sitting on my bookshelf.  Only Saga has artwork that even … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review of Tom Stranger by Larry Correia

Believe it or not, up until a couple weeks ago I had never listened to an audio book.  I think.  Maybe back when we called them books on tape.  I would like to, but a 5-minute commute doesn’t provide much … Continue reading

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Review of Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

With Sins of Empire, Brian McClellan cements himself as one of the brightest young stars writing fantasy today.  The Powder Mage trilogy was no fluke (you can find my reviews of those three books here, here, and here).  The magic … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Two weeks ago I reviewed Have Space Suit—Will Travel, my first Heinlein juvenile.  I bought, picked it, and read it a bit ago.  The review wound up being very well timed.  A YA book imitating the Heinlein juveniles was released … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead, Vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman

Life After the Zombie Apocalypse is Nasty, Brutish, and Short. You…probably know what is going on in Vol. 27.  I would warn about spoilers, but what is there to spoil that hasn’t already been spoiled by the title and the … Continue reading

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Review of The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

The Crimson Campaign is book two in Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage Trilogy.  It’s not perfect, but it does establish that the promise McClellan shows in Promise of Blood was no fluke.  Tamas finds himself with a small army cut-off in … Continue reading

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Review of Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood is a fantasy debut that shows epic promise.  The action, plot, dialogue, pacing, and world-building are all top notch.  McClellan’s full Powder Mage Trilogy makes good on that promise.  The next chapter in the powder mage world … Continue reading

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Logan is Wolverine Boiled Down to his Essence

Logan is, without a doubt, the best X-Men movie yet.  And that’s counting Deadpool.  It’s the first nine (!) movies boiled down to their essence.  The two actors and characters at the heart of the movies—Hugh Jackman/Wolverine and Patrick Stewart/Professor … Continue reading

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