Monthly Archives: June 2017

Throwback SF Thursday: Cirsova vol. 3

When you see a new short fiction magazine like Cirsova hit the scene—one that publishes such fresh work—you have to wonder whether the editor can keep it up.  Will there be a real pipeline of quality stories, or was there … Continue reading

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Review of For Steam and Country by Jon Del Arroz

Jon Del Arroz’s steampunk YA novel, For Steam and Country, shows a lot of promise, but unfortunately it too often typifies what I like least about both steampunk and YA.

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Review of In the Shadow of the Gods by Rachel Dunne

In the Shadow of the Gods is well written, remarkably so for a debut novel.  It is also extremely ambitious.  It sometimes fails in that ambition.  But it’s saved from the rather limited action and a somewhat threadbare plot by … Continue reading

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Big Read: The Gunslinger – The Slow Mutants and The Gunslinger and the Man in Black

Welcome back to my first read of the Dark Tower series!  This week I finish up The Gunslinger, Book 1 in the Dark Tower series, with The Slow Mutants and The Gunslinger and the Man in Black.  Roland finally confronts … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom by Bradley Schenck

My original concept for Throwback SF Thursday was less #PulpRevolution and more a mix of Vintage SF (including Campbellian science fiction) and modern fiction that is self-consciously retro.  Maybe it’s Cirsova Magazine or maybe it’s . . . Slaves of … Continue reading

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My Top 5 All-Time Steampunk Stories

I’ve been Tweeting out links to old reviews all month in honor of #SteampunkMonth.  Yesterday, Jon Del Arroz posted his all-time top 5 Steampunk novels to the Superversive SF blog (Arroz has a Steampunk novel of his own coming out … Continue reading

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My Summer Reading List

Now that things have slowed down a bit (including the annoyances of moving), I can start remedying a 2017 that has included far too little reading.  But of course I never read as much as I would like to.  Like … Continue reading

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