Category Archives: Dystopian/Apocalyptic

The Dark Continent is an Enjoyable, if Unmemorable Entry in the Ubermensch Sub-genre

I picked The Dark Continent up as a comfort read.  An apocalyptic novel in an apocalypse is a funny kind of comfort read, maybe, but that isn’t why I picked it up.  I didn’t pick it up because it is … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead Compendium 4 by Robert Kirkman

It’s hard to believe that The Walking Dead comics are over.  And so abruptly.  But the timing made sense.  For someone who likes their collection tidy, I appreciate that they coordinated the ending to allow for one more full compendium … Continue reading

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Review of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Typhoon by Wes Chu

I have long been a fan of the comics and watcher of the show, but I haven’t yet dived into any of The Walking Dead novels.  But with an impending trip to China and a good experience with Chu’s Lives … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait for Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan and The Walking Dead Compendium 4

Today’s post should really be a review of Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger, but I wasn’t quite able to finish reading it last night, and I wouldn’t have time to write a full review in any event.  And I … Continue reading

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Like a good doggo, A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World tries too hard sometimes

When he was 13, Charlie Wilson’s (of Charlie Wilson’s war fame) neighbor killed his dog.  Wilson retaliated first by setting his garden on fire, then by driving enough voters to the polls next election to get his neighbor kicked off … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead Vol. 31 by Robert Kirkman

A long-term comics story requires a certain ebb and flow.  Not every volume of The Walking Dead can have massive set pieces.  Nor would we want it to.  And the comics do a much better job than the show at … Continue reading

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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 The Walking Dead Vol. 30 by Robert Kirkman

Volume 30 of The Walking Dead picks up where Volume 29 left off.  An expedition from Alexandria et al. discovers a new community—the largest one The Walking Dead has ever seen.  It looks to be fascinating, allows for one big reunion(!), … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Like the Wind by Justin Knight

My pick for this week is the recently released Like the Wind by Justin Knight.  Like the Wind is Knight’s homage to anime, a homage packed action and gore.  Like the Wind is the first book in a trilogy and … Continue reading

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The Hero of the Ages Caps Brandon Sanderson’s Best Series

Brandon Sanderson completes the series that put him on the map with The Hero of the Ages, book 3 in his Mistborn trilogy.  To my mind, the Mistborn trilogy represents Sanderson’s best work, exceeding his more ambitious efforts in The … Continue reading

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