You won’t want to miss this one. It’s not your run-of-the-mill fantasy. When Peter and I were talking about the cover, he described it to me as something that was influenced by his time in Africa and his reading of H Rider Haggard, and I was sold. It’s not just that I’m easy when it… Read More Peter Grant has a New Book!
I’m seriously behind in my reviews. For that matter, I’m behind in my reading. Well, reading of fiction. This summer in between writing Tanager’s Fledglings, art, life, and other stuff, I’ve been reading such scintillating material as Molecular Biology of the Cell: Fifth Edition. I’ve also got my biochemistry and invertebrate zoology books. So yes,… Read More Review: Shorts N Stuff
Continuing with my impromptu Young Adults reading week, I offer you Tom, by Dave Freer. While not sold exclusively as young adult, and certainly eminently readable by all ages, Tom is going to be appealing to teen boys (and girls who don’t want a romance as the central plot all the time). I’ve been a… Read More Review: Tom
I’m making Twisted Mindflow, a collection of 17 short stories, flash, and oddballs, available for free download. Whether you’re a fan and interested in the evolution of my writing mind, or you’re new to my work and want to get a sense of just how odd my stories are, this is my gift to you.… Read More Free Ebook!
Right up front, I’m going to explain why the title isn’t bad grammar. Because for some reason it was throwing me every time I saw it, until I started reading and went ‘oh!’ The Gods Defense is what someone dubbed the excuse a criminal could use when the gods made them commit a crime. Sort… Read More Review: Gods Defense
I was talking to a fellow writer the other day about whether or not there is a market for a ‘thinking man’s fantasy.’ We were specifically talking about that sub-genre, Sword and Sorcery, the genre made famous by the likes of Conan the Barbarian, and oft-mocked as being ‘thud and blunder’ rather than ‘blood and… Read More Review: Son of the Black Sword
So the math homework that is due tomorrow is done. I have Physics to work on, and since tomorrow I am finishing up a lab experiment, I need to do that today. In today’s post, Brad Torgersen at the Mad Genius Club talks about writerly maxims, but one of them applies to my schoolwork. Know… Read More One down, one to go
I think this may be the best book I’ve read all year that was published this year. If I did that sort of thing, I’d nominate it for an award. And not only is it an excellent read, but it’s a debut novel. You don’t see this much awesome in one place very often. I… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Rob Howell
Both the First Reader and I have enjoyed Michael Hooten‘s Cricket series very much, finding them to be high fantasy without over-reliance on tropes and thus refreshing to read. His characters are lively, so it came as no surprise to find a note appended to the recipe he sent me. The book we recommend for… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Michael Hooten
I’ve enjoyed Lars Walker’s books for years, and this latest is no exception. This isn’t, I should say at the beginning, a light-hearted fun read. It is Human Wave, and it will make you think, and perhaps flinch a little. Biting social satire with a Christian bent, or perhaps Norse – although it is not… Read More Review: Death’s Doors
While at LibertyCon this summer I had the opportunity to meet and chat with David Weber for a bit. He’s a lovely man, devoted to his family, and a talented author who has more titles to his name than I ever dream of. I’ve enjoyed his work since I found Baen’s Bar, so this was… Read More Eat This While You Read That: David Weber
Written by Sanford Begley Michael Hooten has a trilogy about a Celtic Bard. The trilogy is named Cricket’s Song. It starts with A Cricket Learns to Sing moves through A Cricket At Court and finishes with The Cricket That Roared. It is a YA but don’t let that stop you. The story follows a destined lad… Read More Curmudgeon Reviews: Cricket Trilogy