Author Archives: H.P.

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Blogs on speculative fiction books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday.

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 – Fantasy Book News & Reviews:
? ? ? 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…

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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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Thor: Ragnarok is fun, but let’s not get carried away

I swear I am going to write a short review again one day.  tl;dr version: Thor: Ragnarok is very funny at times but too uneven, sometimes veering into camp.  The visuals are gorgeous and bonkers, at least as pictures—full Jack … Continue reading

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A Plague of Giants is Plagued by Narrative Choices

I wanted to like this book.  A lot.  And I did like it!  Just not a lot.  A Plague of Giants has a great concept between the giants (underserved in fantasy!) and the seven kenning magic system.  And Hearne is … Continue reading

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