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Hugo Nominee: The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal

One of the podcasts I listen to in my spare time (or rather, while I'm mowing the lawn or doing laundry or in the car, because really: who has spare time?) is Writing Excuses, which includes Mary Robinette Kowal. She is the … [Read More...]

The Martian

Andy Weir’s The Martian Should Get a Hugo Nomination

If Andy Weir isn't up for the Hugo next year, then scifi fandom doesn't deserve good fiction anymore, because The Martian is pure awesome sauce. Left behind on Mars after a freak dust storm puts a hole in his suit and … [Read More...]

cress

Review | Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

Cress is an extremely savvy techie that has been stuck in a satellite for years. When she’s not doing Queen Lavana’s evil bidding, she’s usually glued to Earth’s satellite feeds, gathering information or pining over the … [Read More...]

Steel

Review | Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners #1)

As a boy, David had a terrible experience with the most powerful Epic of all: Steelheart. But through this experience, he may be the only person with a clue as to what Steelheart’s weakness is. All Epics have some sort of … [Read More...]

liars

Review | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cadence Sinclair Eastman comes from some serious family money. Cady spends the summer months on her Grandpa’s private island with her cousins, aunts, and grandparents. The ‘Liars’ consist of two of Cady’s cousins that are her … [Read More...]

All the boys

Review | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean is a bit of a romantic; a pragmatic one though. Whenever she likes a boy with whom, for whatever reason it doesn’t work out, she writes them a love note. Lara Jean’s love notes are actually much more than just love … [Read More...]

Nation

A Two Minute Review: Nation by Terry Pratchett

I've never made a secret about my love of Terry Pratchett's writing. In the lottery of picking a good novel, choosing one with Pratchett's name on the cover dramatically increases the odds of winning. Nation is no … [Read More...]

Resonance

David Farland Nails It: Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing

Writing about a book on writing is perhaps an odd challenge. On the one hand, I read the book because I wanted to become a better writer. On the other hand, I'm reviewing the book, telling where the author (of a book on … [Read More...]

Guy Stuff

Book Review | Guy Stuff in the Scriptures by Mike Winder

And now, something completely different from my typical reviews... Mike Winder is a friend, so when he asked if I would take a look at his newest book (he's written several, including Presidents & Prophets. The Story … [Read More...]

Fantasy Con Statue

Salt Lake’s Fantasy Con 2014 is a Magical Crowd Pleaser

If Salt Lake's Fantasy Con is a sign of things to come, than fantasy fans can look forward to good times. In his book Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing, David Farland speculates that the fantasy genre sells as … [Read More...]

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