Monthly Archives: May 2017

Review of Moonshine vol. 1 by Brian Azzarello

Moonshine is a new comic about a Prohibition-era gangster sent deep into the dark hills of Virginia to recruit a hillbilly moonshiner to work for the organization. If the copy and the silhouette on the back cover don’t clue you … Continue reading

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Review of Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

I don’t read much YA. If there is much as good as Steeplejack out there, I need to read a lot more. Steeplejack follows a 17-year-old chimney repairer turned private investigator in a fantasy South Africa. The story following her … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Leigh Brackett Giveaway

I have been building up my collection of Vintage SF for Throwback SF Thursday by browsing used bookstores and picking up what looks interesting by writers I recognize.  There are disadvantages to that sort of scattershot approach.  That’s how I … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of The Guns Above Giveaway

I am happy to announce the winner of The Guns Above giveaway.  The random number generator does not lie.  The winner is Christy Luis of Christy Luis Reviews: Speculative Fiction (Mostly), whose blog hiatus will hopefully be short and sweet. … Continue reading

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Review of The River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

The River of Teeth has a killer concept. It riffs off a cockamamie scheme to deal with invasive vegetation and a meat shortage in America by importing hippos en masse. In Gailey’s world, Congress went forward with the scheme (at … Continue reading

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Big Read: The Gunslinger – The Way Station

Just one chapter today–The Way Station, the first chapter in part 2, also titled The Way Station–but it’s a big one.   The Story The Gunslinger has left Tull and the hermit behind.  It’s not clear how long, but long … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Changa’s Safari by Milton Davis

Teen boys get a bad rap.  David Hartwell sneered that “the Golden Age of Science Fiction is 12.”  John Rogers gibed that “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.  One … Continue reading

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