Tag Archives: Dragon Awards

Review of The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Rob Kroese

“Don’t get me wrong, there are worse ways to go out than holding off a Viking horde with a railgun, but it’s not a long-term strategy.” The Dream of an Iron Dragon has such a fun premise: 23rd Century humans … Continue reading

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2017 Dragon Awards Ballot

The Dragon Awards, associated with massive multi-media con DragonCon, are in their second year.  Unlike the Nebulas, which limit voting to SFWA members, and the Hugos, which limit voting to WorldCon members, the Dragon Awards open voting to anyone interested.  … Continue reading

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Giveaway! And Review of Firebrand by A.J. Hartley

I was all kinds of impressed by Hartley’s Steeplejack. Firebrand improves on it. Hartley is more confident in his story, his setting, and his characters, and it shows. Ang Sutonga is back as a private detective/secret agent for parliamentary backbencher … Continue reading

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Logan is Wolverine Boiled Down to his Essence

Logan is, without a doubt, the best X-Men movie yet.  And that’s counting Deadpool.  It’s the first nine (!) movies boiled down to their essence.  The two actors and characters at the heart of the movies—Hugh Jackman/Wolverine and Patrick Stewart/Professor … Continue reading

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Review of Death’s End by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

With its completion with Death’s End, I can now say that the Remembrance of Earth’s Past is my all-time favorite science fiction series (says the noob of a sci fi fan).  It opens just like you would expect the final … Continue reading

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Non-Spoiler Review of Star Wars: Rogue One

To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t amped up about Rogue One.  Not even after how much I loved The Force Awakens.  I had a confidence in the production company’s ability to make a Star Wars film I lacked after the … Continue reading

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Inaugural Dragon Award Winners Announced

Congrats to the winners of the inaugural Dragon Awards.  I won’t do a long post on the awards.  Mainly because I still don’t have internet at home post-Hermine and would prefer to spend my precious bar-with-wifi time otherwise.  But partly … Continue reading

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Review of Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

Beth Cato’s debut The Clockwork Dagger showed promise.  Its sequel The Clockwork Crown showed improvement.  With Breath of Earth, a steampunk epic fantasy set in a Japanese-dominated alternate 1906 San Francisco, Cato shows she can tell a story with the … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Disappointment Edition

Ideally I would limit my short reviews to books I didn’t like, freeing up time to wax poetic about those that I did.  But I still have a backlog to get through of books I loved.  Not these books though.  … Continue reading

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Non-Hugo Awards Update

I have been derelict in both my Hugo reading and reviewing (Bad…Bad HP! Bad, wicked, naughty HP!).  I hope to have reviews of Uprooted and Seveneves up next week as well as a post on my very limited ballot.  But … Continue reading

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