Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Fall of Dragons Ends a Great Fantasy Series with a Bloody, Alien Bang

Is there anything left I can say about The Traitor Son Cycle that I haven’t already said?  After all, I have already posted reviews of the first, second, third, and fourth books, and I posted a pitch for Game of … Continue reading

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Review of Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield by Robert Latiff

One thing I really miss from my pre-blog days was writing reviews of non-fiction books.  I try to avoid off-topic posts on here, but I do want to write more reviews of relevant non-fiction, like the post I did on … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, part 2

The mighty poets write in blood and tears And agony that, flame-like, bites and sears. They reach their mad blind hands into the night, To plumb abysses dead to human sight. Tuesday was World Mental Health Day.  When Damon Knight … Continue reading

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Rat Queens is always at its best when it’s having fun

The strengths of Rat Queens is the interpersonal dynamics among the group, the dungeon crawls/monster-killing quests, and poking fun at both modern life and D&D murder hobo propensities.  Volume 4 has a lot of that, and it is all enormously … Continue reading

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Star Wars in Concert is Worth Every Penny for Two Scenes Alone

So this happened… A few quick thoughts on watching Star Wars on a big screen with a full symphony orchestra providing the score: It was worth every penny for two shots alone. First, to see the Star Destroyer at the … Continue reading

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Review of Fire with Fire by Charles Gannon

COMPTON CROOK AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL. NEBULA AWARD FINALIST. New Science Fiction Adventure Series! National Bestseller in trade paperback.  An agent for a spy organization uncovers an alien alliance in nearby interstellar space—an alliance that will soon involve humanity in … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, part 1

Up, John Kane, the grey night’s falling; The sun’s sunk in blood and the fog comes crawling; From hillside to hill the grey wolves are calling; Will ye come, will ye come, John Kane? Tor’s Conan pastiches is no way … Continue reading

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