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Bad Penny by John D. Brown is Visceral

Bad Penny was one of the most surprising reading experiences of my year, to date, and in all the right ways. John D. Brown, who is otherwise known for his fantasy writing, has written a story that is both compelling and … [Read More...]

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The Best Fantasy Books…? [Poll]

What's on your list of the best fantasy books? A while back I put together my Top 25 Science-Fiction Books list. Making the list was a blast. I took a walk down memory road and reminisced about reading some of my favorite … [Read More...]

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Let NASA send my name to Mars on a spaceship? HECK, YES.

NASA is sending a spacecraft back to Mars in December of 2014, and apparently, they're taking names with them. No typo. Just the names are going. I sent mine in to be aboard the exploratory craft. Because you know: … [Read More...]


Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia: 110% Pure Awesome

No bones about it: I am a slow reader. Worse, I am a serial book buyer and starter, and years can pass after I buy a book before I actually start it, to say nothing of finish it. Except for anything by Larry … [Read More...]

6 Reasons To Read More Than One Book at a Time

6 Reasons To Read More Than One Book at a Time

Long ago I realized that I would never be able to keep up with all the interesting books that get published each year. Heck, I can barely keep up with the stack of books piled up on my bedstead or on my desk, just begging to … [Read More...]

A Rarefied View at Dawn by David Farland

A Rarefied View at Dawn by David Farland: Holding Up A Mirror

Equally touching, tender, and socially exploratory, A Rarefied View At Dawn by David Farland is a short story that takes place in the far future on a planet far from here. Men and women are segregated by gender and on the … [Read More...]

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers: Time Travel Done Right

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers: Time Travel Done Right

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers is time travel done right. It’s been over thirty years since The Anubis Gates was published, and the story of treachery, time travel, and long dead gods has aged well. But then, what … [Read More...]

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Charley in the Wind by David Farland: Heartbreaking But Compelling

Yesterday, I was disappointed with a story written early in David Farland's career. He's one of my favorite authors, and I didn't get why. It was written early in his career, and even by his own admission was a real … [Read More...]


At The Virgin’s Doorstep by David Farland: Just UGH

Ugh. Just Ugh. At The Virgin's Doorstep by David Farland is just really bad. It starts out as something of a coming of age story, and then, before you know it, you don't even want to come of age in this world. Who wants to … [Read More...]

Burning Girls by Veronica Shanoes Is Dark and Moving

Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes Is Dark and Moving

Every now and then, in the midst of all the dross, you read something that moves you. Veronica Schanoes' Burning Girls is just one such story. Set in the late 19th century, Burning Girls is about Deborah, the daughter of … [Read More...]

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