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Promised Land (Spenser, #4)
I’m from an generation for whom Avery Brooks is best known for playing Captain Sisco of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. For another generation, and a diff ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
The Zebra-Striped Hearse
When trying to fill out my detective fiction reading with a broad spectrum spread across more than two decades I stumbled across the names Russ Macdon ...more
Mar 08, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
Harry Dresden is back for his 11th adventure on the mean streets of Chicago. This time Harry’s part-time nemesis, the Warden Morgan, has been accused ...more
Apr 20, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Tel Aviv Dossier
Yes, another book from the folks at ChiZine though admittedly this one was a bit harder to find since there seem to be few physical copies left floati ...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Blood of Ambrose (Morlock Ambrosius, #1)
I believe that Blood of Ambrose is James Enge’s debut novel; though he was an established body of short fiction. As such about the first quarter of th ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Last Page
Anthony Huso’s debut novel The Last Page is certainly a tough one. Highly original and rife with elements of the weird it is a fantasy novel quite unl ...more
not set
May 31, 2011
I kept hearing that Whiteout is being made into a movie and since I’ve enjoyed Rucka’s work on Superman (a comic I’d normally steer clear of) as of la ...more
Sep 11, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, #6)
First Lord’s Fury is the sixth and final book in Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera. Set in a Roman inspired world whose citizens control powerful elementals c ...more
Jan 03, 2010
Dec 29, 2009
Hell House
Richard Matheson’s Hell House may be the best haunted house story of all time. This is another horror novel which I’ve known about forever but for som ...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
Keeping It Real (Quantum Gravity #1)
In all honesty it was the back of August’s Chasing the Dragon that helped form my decision to read Keeping It Real. I remember when the series first h ...more
Sep 03, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Desert Spear (Demon Cycle, #2)
Few books are as enjoyable and as simultaneously able to make me uncomfortable as Peter Brett’s The Warded Man and The Desert Spear. Sexuality and sex ...more
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Day by Day Armageddon (Day by Day Armageddon, #1)
Day by Day Armageddon was one of the earliest title released by Permuted Press, an independent publisher specializing in apocalyptic fiction (and espe ...more
May 12, 2010
May 07, 2010
Beyond the Shadows (Night Angel, #3)
Needless to say spoilers for both The Way of Shadows and Shadow’s Edge lay ahead. Look out!

In Beyond the Shadows, the final volume of Brent Weeks’ Nig
May 22, 2010
May 18, 2010
Dreadnaught (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #1)
OK, I know I skipped the last three volumes of the Lost Fleet series. Maybe I’ll go back and post some lengthier reviews but right now I will press on ...more
Apr 30, 2011
May 31, 2011
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
What can one say about Rendezvous With Rama? A winner of just about every sf award ever and more or less a universal classic of the genre it has taken ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
Arms-Commander (The Saga of Recluse, #16)
First Line: In the late afternoon on the Roof of the World, the guards stood silent on the practice ground, their eyes fixed on the blackness rising j ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
A Grey Moon Over China
A Grey Moon Over China is near future sci-fi epic with a surprisingly intimate touch that constantly wars with broader scope. It is a struggle that at ...more
May 26, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Black God's Kiss
Jirel of Joiry first introduced by C. L. Moore in 1934 in the pages of Weird Tales is noted as being one of the first post-Conan Howard influenced swo ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
Changes is the 12th novel in Jim Butcher’s consistently excellent Dresden Files. Of all the series I read the Dresden Files is one I most frequently q ...more
May 09, 2010
May 07, 2010
Cowboy Angels
I started this sort of randomly. I mean, I certainly intended to read it next, but I was on my way to the bathroom (tmi?) and saw it sitting there on ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
The Mark of Nerath (The Abyssal Plague)
When it was revealed that with the advent of 4th Edition that the newest edition of Dungeons and Dragons would be abandoning the setting of Greyhawk f ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space, #2)
First line: The dead ship was a thing of beauty.

Redemption Ark is the third book in Reynolds Revelation Space series. I inadvertently skipped the seco
Jan 10, 2010
Dec 29, 2009
The Revenant Road
ames are important to me. Especially names in fiction. I’m of the opinion that you can tell a lot about a fictional character on name alone and that a ...more
Oct 18, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Martinez’ The Automatic Detective was on of my favorite reads of 2008 for its clever combination of humor and tropes from both the hard-boiled and sci ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Comet's Curse: A Galahad Book
I’ve been on something of a YA kick of late. Having plowed through Catching Fire and put away the penultimate volume of Percy Jackson and the Olympian ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2)
I’m slowly making way back to the multitude of sequels I’ve neglected since starting this blog and I’m starting by reading the last two volumes of Bre ...more
May 18, 2010
May 12, 2010
The Curse of Chalion (Chalion, #1)
Nominated for a World Fantasy award in 2002 The Curse of Chalion marked a shift for Bujold from the sci-fi adventure of Miles Vorkosigan to a more sed ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
The Human Division (Old Man's War #5)
The Human Division is at equal measures a thrilling absolutely engaging novel and at other times wholly frustrating. By and large the latter wins out ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
My initial attraction to Pathfinder was based solely on the fact that the main character was named Rigg. Rig is a less well known name of the Norse go ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
Thor God of Thunder: Godbomb
I’ve been a fan of the Thor comics for a while but with all these so-called “adult” responsibilities I’ve had little chance to really keep up with tod ...more
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Mar 19, 2014