Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Place Called Hope is as Much Military Thriller as Zombie Apocalypse Book

Happy belated Thanksgiving.  If you are looking for things to be thankful for, here are a couple: Good books No zombie apocalypse (yet) If you haven’t read Daniel Humphreys’ A Place Outside the Wild, go read my review of that … Continue reading

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The Tethered Mage is an excellent fantasy debut, if a little YA for my tastes

The Tethered Mage is an excellent fantasy debut, if a little YA for my tastes.  It benefits tremendously from a rich, Venetian-inspired setting, a well-crafted plot, and two strong leads. Heiress Amalia is pulled into empire politics when chance (and … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Movie Edition, part 2

I haven’t done a great job at getting to the movie theater lately, but I did go see War for the Planet of the Apes.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes I had to watch so I could watch … Continue reading

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A Place Outside the Wild Takes Survival During the Zombie Apocalypse Seriously

Campbellian science fiction, especially hard science fiction, gets a hard time in the quarters I run in.  Epic fantasy is denigrated in favor of slim sword and sorcery paperbacks.  I like a good pulpy adventure as much as the next … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Conan was dumb, and 4 other common misconceptions by David Thomas

Originally posted on Mighty Thor JRS :
? ? ? As part of my guest blog series I am proud to present another guest blog spot. David Thomas the blogger behind Conan the Cimmerian Blog (The Rambling Conan Blog) has been kind enough to write a guest…

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DNF Review of The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera

I stuck with The Tiger’s Daughter for either a short time or a long time, depending on how you look at it.  On one hand, I only made it 20% through the book according to my Kindle.  On the other … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Vintage Science Fiction Must Flow

Originally posted on the Little Red Reviewer:
I had to scrape ice off the car windshield yesterday morning.  All the Halloween candy has been eaten. It’s dark when I leave for work in the morning, and dark when I get…

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