Category Archives: Books

Your Disposable Fat Friend

As I mentioned earlier, I started a Book Club on Facebook. I’m currently re-reading the work of Silvia Moreno-Garcia, including her debut novel Signal To Noise. The second paperback edition of the book came out in 2016, with a pretty … Continue reading

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Woke As Fuck 2017

Here’s the short version of this post: I started a book club on Facebook. You’re welcome to join it and read along with us in 2017. Here’s the long version: The goal of the Woke As Fuck Book Club is … Continue reading

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Five Decades

  Pablo Neruda was in the news again recently, as the press has begun to openly speculate that he was murdered. Accordingly I decided to re-publish this old review, as it still represents both my feelings on his life and … Continue reading

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5 Great Names for Horror Novels and Films

A lot of very good horror novels have been made into half-decent movies. Occasionally, a good horror novel inspires a good movie, or even a great one; then you can debate which is better. Far more often, of course, a … Continue reading

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Edition 22: She Walks In Shadows review

First review for “She Walks In Shadows”, written by Sophie Yorkston at Edition 22! The book gets good marks for its prose and art, and my story “Magna Mater” was one of the reviewer’s favorites. However, I think my very … Continue reading

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Written In Red

I picked this book up from the paperback carousel at my neighborhood library recently, while trolling for SFF written in the last ten-fifteen years by female authors. It had positive blurbs, it sounded like an interesting premise, and it was a … Continue reading

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Mother of Assassins

  Author Molly Tanzer posted a link to an article on Topless Robot today called “8 Fantasy Series That You Should Check Out If You Love Game of Thrones“. Tanzer pointed out in her post that there wasn’t a single … 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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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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