Category Archives: Dystopian/Apocalyptic

A Place Called Hope is as Much Military Thriller as Zombie Apocalypse Book

Happy belated Thanksgiving.  If you are looking for things to be thankful for, here are a couple: Good books No zombie apocalypse (yet) If you haven’t read Daniel Humphreys’ A Place Outside the Wild, go read my review of that … 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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Review of The Walking Dead, Vol. 28: A Certain Doom by Robert Kirkman

I am on record with my complaints about Volume 27: The Whisperer War.  I will leave those complaints to that volume.  The setup is screwy, but what we get here—the execution?  Oh man!  Our fearless heroes survived the immediate threat … Continue reading

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Big Read: The Dark Tower Movie

After a short hiatus, the Dark Tower Big Read returns!  As more of a Big Watch, really, since this post is a review of the Dark Tower movie.  I only made it through two of the books before the movie … Continue reading

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Big Read: The Drawing of the Three – The Pusher

Welcome back to my first read of the Dark Tower series!  Today I finish up The Drawing of the Three with The Pusher. The Dark Tower movie opens in theaters on August 4th.  This leaves me with a decision to … Continue reading

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Big Read: The Drawing of the Three – The Lady of Shadows

Welcome back to my first read of the Dark Tower series after a one-week hiatus for Independence Day, the original Brexit.  This week I cover The Lady of Shadows from The Drawing of the Three.   The Story Before we … Continue reading

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Big Read: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner

The Gunslinger ended with Roland reaching the ocean.  The Drawing of the Three opens with Roland at that same ocean.  Welcome back to my first read of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series!  Last week I finished The Gunslinger; today … Continue reading

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