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Throwback SF Thursday: Who Fears the Devil? by Manly Wade Wellman

I went to a panel at the WorldCon in San Antonio a few years back on Texas Pulp SF.  Apart from the 800-lb. 1800-lb. gorilla in the room, Texans were grossly underrepresented in the pulps.  The consensus was that they … Continue reading

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Review of The Broken Universe by Paul Melko

The Broken Universe is the sequel to alternate universe novel The Walls of the Universe. In The Walls, Farmboy John’s doppelganger (himself, from an alternate universe; John Prime), gave him a device that would allow him to move from one … Continue reading

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Review of The Walls of the Universe by Paul Melko

Have you ever wondered what your life might be like had you, or someone else, just made a different, possibly even minor, choice?  Just how much would change?  Such speculation provides the grist for alternate (or parallel) universe novel The … Continue reading

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Review of Gauntlet by Holly Jennings

I was a big, big fan of Jennings’ debut, Arena.  Gauntlet is a helluva ride too.  Kali Ling, the Warrior, is back to stab people repeatedly in virtual reality melee.  And this time she’s doing it as team owner and … Continue reading

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Review of American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I read American Gods a few years ago and enjoyed it but it didn’t really grab me.  But, I have to admit, I’m excited about the upcoming TV adaptation.  William Morrow has taken advantage of the hype to re-release American … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Autumnlands Vol. 2 by Kurt Busiek

Why should you be reading The Autumnlands?  For one, the art is gorgeous.  I’ve got copies of the new Darth Vader comics, Ms. Marvel, Rat Queens, Saga, The Walking Dead sitting on my bookshelf.  Only Saga has artwork that even … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review of Tom Stranger by Larry Correia

Believe it or not, up until a couple weeks ago I had never listened to an audio book.  I think.  Maybe back when we called them books on tape.  I would like to, but a 5-minute commute doesn’t provide much … Continue reading

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