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Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
Once again, a book recommended to me by the Unshelved book club that sounded a lot better in the comic strip preview than it actually turned out to be...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
The Last Policeman (Last Policeman, #1)
If the world were going to end in six months, how would you react?

Would you start crossing items off your bucket list? Or would you try and connect wi...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
A wide variety of stories that embrace the geek lifestyle.

As with any short story collection, there are some stories you'll like more than others, bu...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 23, 2010
My Soon-To-Be Sex Life
My Soon-To-Be Sex Life is no where near as racy as the title would imply -- and that isn't a bad thing.

Charlie decided that it's time she lost the "Bi...more
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Spider-Man: Mark of the Tarantula
Dropping by the local comic shop these days, it's easy to criticize the work currently being done as "not quite up to par with the good old days when...more
Apr 06, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
The Christmas Sweater
I put this one on reserve at the library before Christmas, hoping it might come in in time to enjoy during the holiday season. It didn't but when it a...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Mathematicians in Love
In a parallel universe close to our own, Bela and Paul are two doctoral students in mathamatics. The two are friends and roomates who come up with a n...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
The Gospel of Jesus
A blending of the four gospels into one single narrative by a Garrison Keillor and Dan Johnson and then read by Keillor in his own, unique voice and s...more
May 28, 2009
May 29, 2009
Mission Canyon: An Evan Delaney Novel
Meg Gardiner's second novel in the Evan Delaney mystery series shows the same assuredness of storytelling that won me over in "China Lake" but ends up...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
Star Trek: Mere Anarchy
Originally published as a series of six novellas to celebrate the original series' 40th anniversary, "Mere Anarchy" is now collected as a single-volum...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
A Shred of Truth
Aramis Black is a private detective working in Music City USA (aka Nashville, TN). In this previous novel (which is referred to early and often in thi...more
Mar 03, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
Doctor Who and the War Games: A Classic Doctor Who Novel
The final story of the second Doctor's era suffers under the Target mandate that Who books could only run 126 pages. So, while there's a lot of runnin...more
Jun 17, 2011
Apr 01, 2009
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
The first week of April is no longer just the time of year to look forward to silly pranks. Now it's the time of year to look forward to our annual ch...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar
Before I started listening Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar, I had no idea who Kelly Oxford was. I was drawn into the (audio) book by the titl...more
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
The X-Files: Season 10, Volume 1
Following the success of several Whedon-verse series continuing their run in the pages of comics (Buffy, Angel and Firefly), it was probably only a ma...more
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Alvin Journeyman (Tales of Alvin Maker, #4)
In his introduction, Card acknowledges that when "Alvin Journeyman" was first published, some fans had been waiting several years for the next install...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
Crosscut (Evan Delaney, #4)
In the fourth Evan Dalaney novel, Evan returns to China Lake for her high school reunion and discovers that the death toll among her classmates is unu...more
Mar 05, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
Mean Streets (Remy Chandler, #1.5; Greywalker, #3.5; Nightside, #9.5; The Dresden Files, #10.5)
No offense to the other fine authors in this collection, but I picked "Mean Streets" up for only one reason--the new Harry Dresden story.

"The Warrior"...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
Suffer the Children
Horror novels don't have to be filled with gore and horrific accounts of psychical suffering to be memorable. In fact, some of the most memorable horr...more
May 06, 2014
May 02, 2014
My Real Children
Have you ever had that feeling that you might have lived a totally different life in a parallel universe or if you'd made a different choice in what y...more
Jul 20, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid #1)
After reading and enjoying Alafair Burke's Long Gone last year, I was intrigued to sample some of her earlier novels.

First up is the first entry featu...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 01, 2012
The Worst Best School Year Ever
Growing up, one of my favorite books was Barbara Robinson's "The Best Christmas Pagent Ever." I read it at least once a year at Christmas and even con...more
Oct 06, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma: An Unabridged Classic Doctor Who Novel
Poll Doctor Who fans on what they consider to be the worst classic series story ever made and "The Twin Dilemma" will be at or near the top of that li...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest
Helen and Troy are just your ordinary, average young Americans who work together at minimum wage jobs in a fast food restaurant.

Well, except for the...more
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
Trading in Danger (Vatta's War, #1)
The only daughter of the powerful Gerald Vatta, young Kylara (Ky as she is known to most of her family and friends), dreamed of being the first milita...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
Last year, J.K. Rowling created a bit of buzz in the publishing world when she published a mystery novel under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. But on...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
The Dirty Secrets Club (Jo Beckett #1)
With an endorsement by best-selling author Stephen King and a vast majority of those writing suspense fiction today, you have to wonder why Meg Gardin...more
Aug 09, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
Doctor Who: The Boy That Time Forgot (Big Finish Audio Drama, #110)
**spoiler alert** Following up on the events of "The Haunting of Thomas Brewster," Big Finish's "The Boy that Time Forgot" plays with expectations for...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 27, 2008
Doctor Who: Black Orchid (Target Doctor Who Library, No. 113)
When I first read Terrence Dudley's novelization of his two-part "Doctor Who" story more years ago than I care to count, I was struck by how Dudley to...more
Nov 08, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
Doctor Who: The Haunting of Thomas Brewster (Big Finish Audio Drama, #107)
Thomas Brewester is an orphaned boy who keeps seeing visions of his mother, calling on him to "invent" various components of a mysterious device so sh...more
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 20, 2008