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2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer Prize is a lot more about journalism than it is about literature, but there are a few categories that are applicable to Attack of the Books! Fiction, History, Biography or Autobiography, Poetry, and General … [Read More...]

The Triple Sun

2015 Hugo Nominee: The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale by Rajnar Vajra

Every time I let my subscription to Analog expire, like I did in the middle of last year, a story from the periodical gets nominated for an award and I end up kicking myself. Rajnar Vajra's The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale … [Read More...]

Big Boys Dont Cry

2015 Hugo Nominee: Big Boys Don’t Cry by Tom Kratman

I don't read a lot of military scifi, but if Tom Kratman's Big Boys Don't Cry is any indication of what I'm missing, I may start reading more. Nominated for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novella (a story with a word count … [Read More...]


2015 Hugo Nominee: Flow by Arlan Andrews, Sr.

Arlan Andrews' "Flow" was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella (a story with a word count between 17,500 words and 40,000 words).  "Flow" was originally published in the November issue of Analog and has since been … [Read More...]

The Winners Curse

Review | The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Kestrel has always had two life choices: join the military or get married. Being the General’s daughter, military life seems like a given, but Kestrel’s heart isn’t in it. And despite a possibility of a desirable match with a … [Read More...]


Review | The Heroes Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (Hero’s Guide #1) by Christopher Healy

Prince Liam, Prince Frederic, Prince Duncan, and Prince Gustav: just who is the real Prince Charming and what happens when Prince ‘Charming’ meets Prince ‘Charming?’ Rejected by their princesses or running away from them, … [Read More...]

Alive Together

National Poetry Month: Favorite Poetry Selections

With April being National Poetry Month, I thought I'd share some of my favorite works of poetry with you. Each one contains accessible poems for the never to occasional to 'I read them all the time' poem reader. Anything … [Read More...]


2015 Hugo Nominee: Totaled by Kary English

The Hugo nominees were announced last Saturday, and Totaled by Kary English was among the nominees for Best Short Story. I try to read and review as many of the nominees as possible, and since a quick Google search led me to … [Read More...]


There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life: Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

If, like Princess Leia, there aren't enough scoundrels in your life, then Timothy Zahn's heist novel Star Wars: Scoundrels might be for you. I'm a sucker for Star Wars, but after gobbling up The Thrawn Trilogy as a … [Read More...]

The Tale of the Three Trees

Easter and Spring Picture Books

Just a few more days to Easter. Here are few more books you'll want to read with your kids about the special day. In the Garden by Caralyn Buehner and Brandon Dorman. This story of Jesus’s crucifixion begins with … [Read More...]

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