A few weeks back we had HP on and had a wonderful time. We talked about enlisting social media to introduce the characters of her newest novel and the profiles are up! Here are Facebook links to: Lily Harper Bill Angel and Talis Black. And here is a Youtube preview.
Rob Watts‘ series, The Crooked Roads Through Cedar Grove is an ongoing project of combination novellas/albums by writer/composer Rob Watts. Each of the four titles is to be released in a limited edition of 250 signed and numbered volumes available until all 250 are sold out. At the conclusion of all four books the author is planning to [...]
What does the world’s greatest video game designer do when he amasses a large fortune, builds a technological legacy, and has no heirs to leave it to? Create a video game contest, of course! Ready Player One by Ernest Cline sets the standard in using geek nostalgia to write a fun and engaging story.
The great authors of science fiction are often grouped into categories and historical time frames. First came the Innovators: Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. The next group are affectionately called the Grand Masters of Modern Science Fiction, a group that consists of four amazing and talented men: Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac [...]
So here’s the story: through no fault of anyone’s I got interrupted reading this book on 4 separate occasions and felt the need to retrace my steps when I started again. Why? It’s a complex read, and to give it justice you must immerse yourself in this reality. From the initial family turmoil, to [...]
When a young adult “horror” book crossed my path, I was concerned. As I finished it I was surprised, and most pleasantly so. This isn’t a horror book in any sense of the word. The Soul Collector is a book about an young girl, American Stonehenge, alien presence and (just for good measure) divorce. At [...]
I was a little leery about getting into this book, but I am so glad that I did. What a great zombie book! Instead of dealing with what happens when the zombie outbreak happens, its dealing with how people go on living when the outbreak is controlled but not gone, and it does it very, [...]
In part one of my review of A Canticle for Leibowitz I provided a plot summary and pointed out how the story focused on the cyclical nature of history. Within that broad theme Miller looked at two more specific recurring conflicts–that of science and religion, and of Church and State, and did so in a [...]
In the process of writing my last article my mind wandered, as it is wont to do, down a myriad of paths suggested by what I was writing. One of those paths was the cyclical nature of end-of-world prophesies, which in turn reminded me of a classic genre piece that revolves around the cyclical nature [...]
The subtitle of this book says it all: Tales from Haunted Disney World. Each of the the short stories ties into this theme. This book is hypnotic and in many ways it’s not what I expected (to be completely honest, I am not sure what I did expect given the title and concept). The stories [...]