Category Archives: Book Reviews

Throwback SF Thursday: Skelos vol. 1

There has been a proliferation of pulp-inspired semipro short SF magazines over the past few years: Broadswords & Blasters, StoryHack, Astounding Frontiers, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, Cirsova, Skelos . . . am I the only one thinking that what … Continue reading

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Mistborn Opens Sanderson’s Best, and Most Original, Series

I picked up the Mistborn trilogy over the holidays in anticipation of reading Oathbringer.  The bad news is that Mistborn isn’t the Cosmere book tied in most closely to Oathbringer (that, apparently, is Warbreaker).  The good news is that the … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead Vol. 29: Lines We Cross by Robert Kirkman

I hope you’ll excuse me if I use my review of Vol. 29 of The Walking Dead comic to draw a contrast with the TV show.  If you’re smart, you have long since abandoned the show.  I never said I … Continue reading

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Scavengers is a Fun Weird Western Yarn Starring an Underappreciated Historical Gunman

It’s a hard thing to be a living legend.  To be told by a prophet of God that if you never cut your hair no bullet nor blade can harm you.  True enough, in some twenty-five since the night he … Continue reading

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Zero Day Brings the Spiderpocalypse to a Satisfying, Terrifying Close

Now complete with book 3, Zero Day, holy shit Ezekiel Boone’s The Hatching series is good.  Boone absolutely fulfills the promise from the first book in the trilogy, The Hatching.  The Spiderpocalypse reaches its endgame and the fate of humanity … Continue reading

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Gunpowder Moon is a Fine Example of the Sort of Near-ish Future Hard Science Fction I’ve Been Digging Lately

I walked into Gunpowder Moon thinking of it as a mystery, but it is really more of a thriller.  It benefits the most from the strength of the lead—Caden Dechert—and the carefully drawn vision of a plausible future on the … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Dune Reread Report

I read Dune for the first time one summer while I was in college way back when.  Bounced off of it hard.  So hard I never bothered to read the copy of Dune Messiah I picked up at the same … Continue reading

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