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Average rating: 4.19 · 154 ratings · 66 reviews · 14 distinct works
Blood Creek Witch

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Blood Creek Beast (Blood Cr...

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Blood Creek Beast by Jay Barnson
"I may have liked this one better than Blood Creek Witch, though I'm not sure why. Some of it is that Jack was one of my favorite characters in the first book, and I was glad to get more from his POV. Some of it is that the other storyline in this..." Read more of this review »
Blood Creek Beast by Jay Barnson
"Strong 4.5 so I rounded up. :P

Blood Creek Beast is the second book in the series. This is one of those where you really should read them in order because it's a continuing story and you need the background from book one going into book two. The au..." Read more of this review »
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Somewhere In Time by Richard Matheson
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I'm a Matheson fan, but I'd never gotten around to reading this one. Maybe it's because I loved the movie as a kid, and didn't want to spoil the film. Well, the film is spoiled now. Okay, not quite... it's still a great film, but it's really a conden ...more
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Cold Slither by David J. West
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Steel and Bone by Penny  Freeman
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The Land by Aleron Kong
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Company of Strangers by Melissa McShane
"Why yes this is a new release, and yes I've already read it. That's because I was lucky enough to lay hands on an ARC and I've been chomping at the bit to review this one. So there. :)

Company of Strangers is the first in a six book arc and does a..." Read more of this review »
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Company of Strangers by Melissa McShane
Company of Strangers
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I insist this book was written for me, but I also said that McShane's Extraordinaries series. This book takes the trope of an adventuring group in a fantasy world and really runs with it and makes it her own. My favorite part is the magic system, a c ...more
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Strike Eagle by Doug Beason
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A good but not exceptional military thriller. To be honest, I was hoping there'd be more of the story taking place in the cockpit of the titular F-15E Strike Eagle, but there was enough to satisfy. But there's a kidnapping of the Vice President, derr ...more
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The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
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I've loved Brackett's stories. This one... isn't my favorite. I liked it, but it was far less a science fiction / post-apocalyptic tale than a coming of age story. Yes, the post-apocalyptic world is now filled with religious zealots (even the men of ...more
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Leigh Brackett
“The door opened and she came out. She was wearing a red dress. It was faded a little, and there were streaks and creases in it from having been folded away for a long time, but those were unimportant things. It was red. It was made of some soft, shiny, slithery stuff that rustled when she moved, and it came clear down to the floor, hiding her feet, but that was about all it hid. It fitted tight around her waist and hips and outlined her thighs when she walked forward, and above the waist there wasn’t very much at all. She held out her arms at the sides and turned around slowly. Her back and shoulders were bare, white and gleaming in the sunlight that fell through the window, and her breasts were sharply outlined in the red cloth, showing above it in two half-moon curves, and her black hair fell down, dark and glossy over her white skin. “It belonged to my great-grandmother. Do you like it?” Len said, “Christ.” He stared and stared, and his face was almost as red as the dress. “It’s the most indecent thing I ever saw.” “I”
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Leigh Brackett
“Space opera, as every reader doubtless knows, is a pejorative term often applied to a story that has an element of adventure. Over the decades, brilliant and talented new writers appear, receiving great acclaim, and each and every one of them can be expected to write at least one article stating flatly that the day of space opera is over and done, thank goodness, and that henceforth these crude tales of interplanetary nonsense will be replaced by whatever type of story that writer happens to favor — closet dramas, psychological dramas, sex dramas, etc., but by God important dramas, containing nothing but Big Thinks. Ten years late, the writer in question may or may not still be around, but the space opera can be found right where it always was, sturdily driving its dark trade in heroes.”
Leigh Brackett, The Best of Planet Stories 1




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