Not mine! No, this is a book I have been waiting for. I’ve been peripherally involved in it for a very long time, and after a long wait, it’s finally here! By Dawn’s Early Light is a shimmering addition to the stars of science fiction, especially for fans of MilSF. If you like military science… Read More New Military Science Fiction Book!
Two reviews in one post! And from two very different books, at that. Elliott Kay’s Poor Man’s Fight is a space opera, with familiar themes that will resonate with many of my readers as they did with me. Tanner Malone, our hero, starts out as a highschool kid taking the Test which will determine the… Read More Review: Twofer
I really love a world that makes me feel like it really exists. No big info-dumps, you just slide into the story with little hints of what is around you, and you have to figure out what’s going on as you read. The story unfolds and so does a whole new universe. Through the looking-glass… Read More Review: Torchship
For this blog series I have done lasagna, Alfredo sauce (twice) but not, previously, spaghetti. Today is that day. Kal Spriggs writes fun space opera, I reviewed his first one here, and recently has begun to produce epic fantasy as well. I was delighted to meet him in person this last LibertyCon, even if it… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Kal Spriggs
I have hit a snag with finishing this. I mean, I thought I had finished it, and I sent it to beta readers. In record time – 100% turnaround in 24 hours – I had my answer. Moar! they said. It needs more. So… I’m letting it sit and simmer a bit longer on the… Read More Jade Star Snippet 5
I’m sitting here this morning contemplating what I want to write about. Really, I want to go write fiction. Yesterday in the early evening, while digging through old files looking for stories to include in the collection I’m compiling, I found a scrap I’d forgotten I’d written. Since I have in mind to create some… Read More Breaking the Block: Jade Star Snippet 1
This was a case of perfect timing. I didn’t plan it, this just happened in a bit of happy serendipity. On the week that New Voyage flew by Pluto, I am reviewing a book that centers around, and in, Pluto. We begin with the story on Pluto, with a young scientist who is part of… Read More Review: Scent of Metal
One of the fun things about conventions is meeting new people. A dapper couple dressed to the nines bought Vulcan’s Kittens and The God’s Wolfling from me at the LibertyCon Author’s Alley. I snapped a picture, as I am wont to do, and the convention swirled on and around me like streams of chaos and… Read More Review: Bane of the Dead
I had been looking forward to this book, had pre-ordered it as soon as I could, and then on the day it downloaded to my Kindle I was too busy to be able to read it. I did manage to find time over Thanksgiving Break to take it in, and was rewarded for my time.… Read More Review: Duty from Ashes
I’m struggling a little with continuing to do reviews on this blog. A while back – and I delayed this discussion to give some space, but those who read regularly will know which one – I did a less-than-glowing review on a book. Look, it’s a bad book. There are a lot of flaws with… Read More Review: An Unproven Concept
So, last week I read two space opera novels and had planned to review them on my usual Friday, but time ran out. I work most weekends, and this last week, that meant Friday most of the day, too. Nice, for making-a-living, but meant I was pretty much away from computer for three days. I… Read More Review: Finally!
I picked Take the Star Road, by Peter Grant, to read for this review because I love science fiction that harks back to the age of exploration, that celebrates humanity’s hunger for the stars, and most of all, tells a good story. I was rewarded with everything I had hoped for in this book. The… Read More Review: Take the Star Road