Category Archives: grown up book report

Torchship: Pilot

Karl Gallagher’s Torchship was a fine novel, but it took some getting used to.  Gallagher used the slow immersion technique to explain how his intricate universe works, only gradually revealing all of the factions at play and how they interact.  … Continue reading

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A First Rate Second Chance

“Thrust into the savage Martian past, Garvey Dire must solve the mystery of time in a world of alien monsters and brutal violence or see his own world destroyed by war.” I’m currently reading Dire Planet, a novel by Joel … Continue reading

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Cirsova Four, Part Four

With the release of the fifth issue of Cirsova looming on the horizon, I’d really better start moving on these story reviews.  My reading backlog isn’t getting any smaller! Lost Men P. Alexander really doesn’t care for your genre distinctions, … Continue reading

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Down to Sheol: A Review

I’m glad I read Down to Sheol, even though it is well outside of my normal bailiwick.  This book contains no ogres, princesses, zap guns, hyperspace malfunctions, or hungry gods lurking in lava filled arctic caves.  Instead, it’s a modern … Continue reading

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Torchship – The Best of the 80s

Reading Torchship* brought me back to those halcyon days of the 1980s hen network television spent a full decade taking advantage of the reduced costs of special effects to churn out a steady stream of episodic ensemble genre shows that … Continue reading

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Schrodinger’s Gat: A Review

Schrodinger’s Gat is a tight little novel that weaves a modern sci-fi thriller by tying age old philosophy debates to modern quantum physics. The basic plot is that of a suicidal author saved from the fires of hell by a … Continue reading

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The Invisible City, By Brian K. Lowe

This is my kind of throwback.  Brian K. Lowe is one of those authors that Cirsova introduced to me.  His story, Hoskin’s War, in the second issue featured a grossly under-utilized setting for fantasy – the American frontier in the days … Continue reading

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The Yanthus Prime Job

It looks like this blog may just be turning into a book review blog.  Things are pretty crazy right now what with the audio book recording, trying to finish “Five Dragons” before the end of the year – a long … Continue reading

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The Lost Castle

You might think you’re done with sprawling multi-volume works of fiction, but if you’re the sort to read 30+ books per year – and since you’re reading this blog it’s a safe bet you are – then you know full … Continue reading

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Dipping a Toe in the #NewPulp Waters

You may have noticed that I talk a big game.  Well, over on twitter, Barry Reese called me out.  When I opined in 140 characters or less that the New Pulp writers trade on the term pulp by slapping on … Continue reading

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