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Reviews of mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and the occasional horror books

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Doctor Who Giveaway

on May 29, 2013

Everybody wants to be part of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor who so I'm giving away a copy of a new book called the Doctor Who FAQ by Dave Thompson. I'm a newbie when it comes to Doctor Who. Ten was my first Doctor. This book is filled with informat...

Ready Player One

on Apr 5, 2013 in: games, novel

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a great book. If you were a teenager in the 1980s you'll smile, chuckle and maybe laugh out loud. You might even get an earworm or two. If you weren't lucky enough to be alive in the 80s you can still find somethin...

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson is a fantasy that is just a little bit different than the norm. Or at least fantasy that I normally read. Most fantasy novels I read are firmly lodged in the Western tradition. Wilson's work takes place in the Midd...

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan is utterly charming. I sat down and read it in one enjoyable sitting. I wasn't completely happy with the ending. I wanted more. I wasn't ready to leave the bookstore. Clay Jannon is desperate for a job...

The Venice Conspiracy

on Feb 8, 2013 in: novel

The Venice Conspiracy by Sam Christer is your typical thriller. If you like Dan Brown you'll probably like this book. Ex-priest with mad martial arts skills, Tom Shaman (!), visits Venice only to become involved in a murder investigation. The murder...

Moon Hoax

on Feb 1, 2013 in: novel

Moon Hoax by Paul Gillebaard is a thriller about an attempt by the Chinese to prove that the US never went to the moon. I wanted to like this book. I was all primed with the Mar Curiosity landing. It's not that it's a bad book. It is well written. I...


on Jan 18, 2013 in: novel, science fiction

Some of you might know that I'm a TrekNerd (I avoid the whole Trekkie/Trekker fight). I don't take myself too seriously. One of my all time favorite movies is Galaxy Quest. I looked forward to reading Redshirts by John Scalzi from the moment I first...