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Book Review: CRIMSON DEATH by Laurell K. Hamilton

Well, Laurell K. Hamilton has done it again. She’s written a pretty decent police procedural and then tacked on about 300 pages of relationship angst. Yes, that’s right, it’s time for me to review Crimson Death, the latest Anita Blake … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Silencing Sharks” by John Hope

It can often be quite a surprise when you find out that someone you know has written a book. It’s even more of a surprise when you find out that your first college roommate has written a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett

I’ve reviewed Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett’s first original novel, over at Escape Pod. I liked it, for the most part.

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Book Review: Libertaria: Genesis by Sabrina Peña Young

Book Review: Libertaria: Genesis by Sabrina Peña Young

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“Murder with Monsters” by KT Katzmann

From Murder with Monsters, which I reviewed at Escape Pod.

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Book Review: “Snapshot” by Beau Hall

Fifty years ago, Marietta really was a small town, and the thing about small towns is that you can hide a lot of big secrets there. Marvin Hill has been hiding a huge one: for more than fifty years, Marvin’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Shepherd’s Crown” by Terry Pratchett

On September 1, my Kindle automatically downloaded my preordered copy of The Shepherd’s Crown. By September 3, I’d finished reading the final Discworld novel. How do I feel about this? Empty. Satisfied, but empty. The book is closed on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain” by Richard Roberts

In a world where superheroes and supervillains are locked in honorable combat… in a world where science and magic are both real… in a world where superheroism is an inherited trait… three middle-school students are about to discover their true … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Ghosts of Engines Past” by Sean McMullen

Read my latest book review here. Book Review: Ghosts of Engines Past by Sean McMullen

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Book Review: “Affliction” by Laurell K. Hamilton

I just recently finished Affliction, the latest Anita Blake novel by Laurell K. Hamilton, and while it had a lot of really good action sequences, some of the problems that plague the other tales are just as evident in this … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: Dodger by Terry Pratchett « Escape Pod

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Book Review: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

It was a good book. Just, hard to explain in one short teaser paragraph. From my review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

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Book Review: “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

Book Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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Book Review: “Soon I Will Be Invincible” by Austin Grossman

My review of Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman is now up at Escape Pod. Read it here. Book Review: Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

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Book Review: “The Mirage” by Matt Ruff

Sometimes, alternate history doesn’t require telling the reader what the crisis point was that got changed. Sometimes, the reader just needs to know things are different. And that’s where The Mirage by Matt Ruff begins. From my review of The … Continue reading

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Book Review: “This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It” by David Wong

This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It is a fun, fast, grotesque read that fans of horror, action, and humor will enjoy, especially if — like me — they have the sense of humor of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman

It’s been a while since I’ve read any Neil Gaiman, and that’s a shame — he is one of the greatest working writers of our time, either in spec-fic or out of it. Whenever I read one of his books, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

Every now and then, a book comes along with a great premise and solid execution that a lot of people like and recommend with great gusto. Ready Player One by Ernest Kline is such a book. And it is good … Continue reading

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Book Review: “John Dies at the End” by David Wong

If you’ve seen the trailer for the film, you may already know that John Dies at the End is ostensibly about a drug called soy sauce that immensely sharpens a person’s perception of reality. But the book is about so … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Serpent’s Storm” by Amber Benson

So here’s the thing about Serpent’s Storm, the third Death’s Daughter book by Amber Benson: at first I thought she’d turned into Laurell K. Hamilton. Then I thought she was writing a madcap roller-coaster adventure. Then I got completely lost. … Continue reading

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