An Interview With Joe Zieja, Author Of Mechanical Failure

With the end of 2016 starting to loom overhead, I have turned to all the books I have read this year to start composing my top 10 list (expect it in early November). While reviewing my preliminary candidates, I noticed very few of them were new authors this year. However, I decided to reach out…

A Night Without Stars – Predictably Excellent

In some ways there is very little point in reviewing a Peter Hamilton book. When it comes to his novels, people fall into three groups: those who have read him and love him, those who have read him and hate him, and those who have never read him. As there is little point in talking…

A City Dreaming – Not Quite A Book

Daniel Polansky has been on my to-read list forever. Famous for his Straight Razor Cure/Low Town series, I was excited when NetGalley gave me a chance to read the ARC of his new book, A City Dreaming. However, a book might not be the right descriptor for A City Dreaming. Polansky’s new piece feels more…

Wish Fulfillment – Living Vicariously Through Protagonists

A short while ago, I wrote about Three Parts Dead, and spoke about its special brand of workplace wish fulfillment. In that piece, I mentioned that I wanted to do a post on wish fulfillment in general, and how the ever popular Kingkiller Chronicle employs it stealthily to great success. Well there’s no time like…

Ninth City Burning – Kids Don’t Like Being Called Kids

As this blog has gotten more successful (which is all thanks to you readers and I love you), I’ve gotten an increasing number of requests to review books. I get about 3-4 a week these days, and I make an effort to accommodate every request I get. As a result, I find myself more and…

Guest Post: The Hatching – Spidery Horror that’s not quite spooky enough

I am letting Will slowly build his own spooky corner on the blog, as I am told horror books are pretty good but I am a huge pansy. Enjoy as he sets up a few cobwebs: Let’s get this out of the way right at the start. If you couldn’t guess by the cover art…

Three Parts Dead – A Gift I Didn’t Know I Needed

You can probably guess I enjoyed this book a lot from the title. One of my favorite things when reading is to stumble onto a book that gives me a new experience. It isn’t required for a book to be great, but it can rapidly catapult a book to the top of my reading list.…

Unbreakable and Indomitable – A Detailed Sci-Fi Military Romp

  Recently I was approached by W.C. Bauers, and he graciously offered me free copies of his debut book Unbreakable, and his upcoming book, Indomitable for review. Upon seeing their kick-ass covers, and reading their intriguing blurbs about a marine trying to survive in a hostile political situation, I said I would be happy to…