Category Archives: Book Reviews

Movies: Braveheart and Outlaw King

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
I should really cover more history here.  The history of the Scots-English border region is the history of hillbillies. Netflix’s recently released Outlaw/King starring Chris Pine spurred me to finally pick up my old review…

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A Place For War Completes My All-Time Favorite Zombie Series

Daniel Humphrey’s Z-Day now-complete trilogy is awesome.  I would say it is my favorite all-time zombie series, but I haven’t read all that many zombie series.  Buy, yes, it is my favorite all-time zombie series.  And I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Review of Cold Iron by Miles Cameron

I was a huge fan of Miles Cameron’s Traitor Son Cycle, the first fantasy by an experienced historical fiction writer.  Which reminds me that I really need to pick up some of Cameron’s historical fiction (written as Christian Cameron).  I … Continue reading

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SF: Some Dark Holler by Luke Bauserman

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
For Halloween I’m returning to the motif of selling your soul. Bauserman pitched an advanced copy of Some Dark Holler to me because I reviewed a collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories.  I…

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Throwback SF Thursday (early): Dracula (1931 Movie Version)

I didn’t like the 1931 movie version of Dracula nearly as much as I did the 1931 movie version of Frankenstein.  Perhaps it is because, while I do have distinct memory of watching the 1931 Frankenstein as a kid (long … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Dracula by Bram Stoker

This was my second time reading Dracula.  The book benefits from the reread: I threw out my original review and started from scratch.  A few points still niggle at me, but the structure benefits from hindsight.  Stoker isn’t good at … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Mortu and Kyrus in the White City by Schuyler Hernstrom

“You may talk of cities and justice all you wish.  Tonight, the pagan wins.  My anger will be sated and these wicked people brought to ruin.” Mortu and Kyrus in the White City is a new novella out from Cirsova … Continue reading

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