Category Archives: Reviews

The Modern Prometheus

  You are the son of a man who gave you life for no other reason than his own cruel narcissism. Father could not look at you, from the moment you were born, without hatred and disdain. He hated the … Continue reading

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The Snowman (2011)

I have a weakness for police procedural drama on television, and the structure of a good thriller is a joy in any medium. The raw materials of this story are familiar; what makes it work is the dark passion that … Continue reading

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47 Ronin

Just went to see 47 Ronin with my friend Karina Melendez at Tinseltown. I really enjoyed this little movie–it was fun to see a historical fantasy anchored to the famous historical warband, and the depiction of real Japanese occult beings … Continue reading

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Frozen

Just saw this film this afternoon while spending a mother-daughter day with my Elder Spawn. Beautiful movie in many ways, and there were a lot of things I loved about it, but by far the most beautiful aspect is the … Continue reading

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New Review: The Deacon’s Tale

New review of my novel “The Deacon’s Tale” today on a website called

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2013 – Discovering Audiobooks

  The second half of 2012 was a catastrophically busy time, and the majority of 2013 looks to be equally busy. One of my resolutions for the coming year was to be more careful to make my limited leisure time … Continue reading

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“The Deacon’s Tale” Wins “Best SF Read” of 2012!

  It’s always nice to make the top of the list for any reviewer, and Booksnobbery.com is one of the hardest-working book bloggers on the ‘Net. She reviewed my Sword of the Stars novel “The Deacon’s Tale” in March of … Continue reading

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Eternal October

I am re-posting the text of this review today, although I wrote it many years ago, because today Ray Bradbury is dead. It would probably take years to measure and to articulate all of the things that Bradbury’s work has … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Pym by Mat Johnson

I’d give it the full five stars, but I can’t.

‘Cause, you know.

The man called me a snow monkey. Continue reading

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The Mill on the Inspiration River – Ganymede by Cherie Priest

I did myself a small disservice when I read this book; I picked it up off the shelf at the public library and did not consider whether I should backtrack and read the earlier novels in the series first. Accordingly, … Continue reading

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