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 Correia. Somehow, Correia has figured out the secret combination to writing novels that […]

Book Review | Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac

I have no idea where I found Killer of Enemies. Something about the title caught my attention, I think, but by the time I had picked it up (from the library) I had already forgotten why. Somehow, though, I decided to read it, anyway. Despite a title that probably should have died in marketing (as […]

Utah Writers Are Taking the Hugo Awards by Storm

Utah authors are taking the Hugo Awards by storm. Indeed, if I wasn’t from around here and hadn’t been following some of these guys for a while, I might wonder what it is in the water that has Utah taking over fantasy/science fiction’s best well-known (and as it appears, most controversial) award. Here’s who has […]

Book Bomb and Review | Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen

Finding Lights in the Deep was one of those happy accidents that leads to lost sleep and happy day dreams. Nominee for the Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell awards and winner of the 2010 Writers of the Future award, Brad R. Torgersen is one of the newest authors to join the ranks of published science fiction, […]

Review | Hard Magic by Larry Correia

If you’ve enjoyed Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International series, then you’ll love Hard Magic, the first of his series set in an alternative 1930s America, where for just over seventy years (since the 1860s) magic has begun to manifest in random people around the world. Some become stronger, others can walk through walls, and still […]

Utah authors at Salt Lake Comic Con Day One

Did you know that there are 82 authors in Utah. And that’s an above normal concentration of literary talent, apparently. Utah’s an anomaly, said  Jessica Day George.  I think that’s lucky for us. With a large, and growing, community of authors, it helps create a great culture for books, literature, and learning. With so many […]

Utah Author Spotlight | Dave Wolverton

As part of Utah Book Month, we’re spotlighting Utah author Dave Wolverton. You can find other posts–including spotlights of other Utah authors, book reviews, book giveaways, contests, and more–related to Utah Book Month at Utah Books. I initially bought Dave Wolverton’s novel as a part of a charity book bomb, but before long it was […]

Review | Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

And now for something completely different: Monster Hunter International. Though it could probably be classified as horror (ater all, it’s about werewolves, zombies, ghosts, and other monsters) pick up Monster Hunter International, and you’re going to  to find something akin to fantasy (or maybe science fiction?), if it was written  by a Second Amendment and gun […]