Category Archives: Review

Read this week – A Sundial in a Grave

Finished reading A Sundial in a Grave by Mary Gentle a couple days ago. This is a historical fantasy novel and was a fun read, I really enjoyed it. Full of adventure, intrigue, and plot twists, I became quite immersed into the story. Though using number theory to predict the future is a pivotal element […]

Lost Series Finale

Yeah I know I’m a bit late for a ‘what I thought of the Lost finale’ post but I got other stuff to do too. Anyways, I’ve been an avid viewer of Lost since it started and I’ve enjoyed probably about 80% of the episodes and recruited a lot of people to watch it. In […]

Review – Makers by Cory Doctorow

Makers is a fascinating and exciting read. Exciting not in the guns and kabloomy sense, but because of the idea train that started rolling through my head on page one and still hasn’t stopped a few days since finishing the novel. Cory Doctorow has taken a look into our future and presented an optimistic society, […]

Read this week – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I read this novel by Phillip K. Dick many years ago but having forgotten much of it, I cracked it open (in the digital sense). A fantastic, fun, read, as it was the first time. The novel, the basis for the film Blade Runner, on the surface is about a bounty hunter hunting androids but […]

Review – Women of the Apocalypse

Women of the Apocalypse is an anthology of stories by Eileen Bell, Roxanne Felix, Ryan T. McFadden & Billie Millholland. Each author has written a novella around the theme of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In this shared universe the women have become appointed as champions against the horsemen because they accidentally drank shooters intended […]

Review – The Lucifer Effect

The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo was a real eye-opener of a read. I’ve always been a huge proponent of ‘individuals are responsible for their actions’ and though this book hasn’t changed that core belief it has expanded my understanding of how groups (whether they be businesses, governments, or cultures) can push people to act […]

On Spec #79 Review

Another great issue full of fun stories from On Spec. Orchids by Christopher Johnstone A man searching for odd creatures — and always disappointed — goes to a forest looking for a dryad. A good story, with an interesting take on the dryad as creature and theme. Carter Hall Judges the Lines by Marissa Lingen […]

A Note About Reviews

For the Readers Occasionally I do reviews of magazines and novels on the blog. These reviews are almost always short and generally positive, more of a “hey I read this”. I’ll seldom go into great detail, usually only if I really like or dislike something, or if I know the person who has written the […]

Read this week…

Finished reading Writers of the Future Volume XX this week. Stories that stood out for me more than others: Kinship by Jason Stoddard. A very interesting story with a future-human investigating whether a tribe of creatures qualify as human. The main character is torn about how humans have already changed and how much more some […]

The Anthology Project has arrived

Yesterday I received my the copy of The Anthology Project that I ordered. I haven’t had time to read it but I have flipped through it already and this is a beautifully produced book — hardcover with gorgeously illustrated comics throughout. Will do another post once I’ve read it but so far I’m pretty impressed.