Review: The Girl Who Owned a City

This will probably be my last pandemic themed book review, and it’s a good one. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson is the granddaddy of dystopian YA literature, originally published in 1975. It’s about a neighborhood of children, led by Lisa who struggle to survive after all teens and adults on Earth […]

Review: The Hades Factor

For the third review in my pandemic series, I took a look at 2000’s The Hades Factor by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds. This was Ludlum’s 4th-to-last book before his passing. There was also a TV miniseries in the mid-00s and possible plans to reboot the show, setting it in the Bourne cinematic universe.  It […]

Interview: Author Emma Khoury

With her debut novel, The Sword and Shield, dropping on March 26, I bring to you an interview with Emma Khoury.  Emma’s website is www.emmakhoury.com The Sword and Shield drops March 26 and is available on Amazon (click here).  Tell us about “The Sword and Shield” and why we should read it.The Sword and Shield is […]

Review: A Stray, Astray

With COVID-19 sweeping the Earth, I’ve started a series reviewing novels about plagues. First on the list was The Immortals by Tracy Hickman. Next, I review a novella by E. H. Night entitled A Stray, Astray.  I previously reviewed The Four Before Me and MIND, also by Night. TFBM was a good thriller and MIND […]

Review: The Immortals

With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) panic sweeping the globe, I thought it was worth revisiting The Immortals by Tracy Hickman. Hickman writes almost exclusively fantasy, so this dystopian tragedy tends to stick out in his bibliography.  I first heard about it on his Dragonhearth podcast back around 2007 when he and his wife Laura released a […]

Review: Son of the Black Sword

It is when you become the master that you can break the rules… Nope, this isn’t a quote from the book, but it describes both the main character and the author.  I know I’m five years late to reading this book, but I finally got around to reading and reviewing it. Larry Correia is very […]

Atlanta Nights: 15th Anniversary and the Lessons it Taught Us

This year, the “novel” Atlanta Nights by a group of sci-fi authors under the pseudonym Travis Tea turns 15 and the lessons it teaches us are still as true as ever. Let’s go down memory lane and see what this “horrible” book is all about.  In the early 2000s, bookseller PublishAmerica was already under fire […]

Review: Magicide

I was looking to take a break from reading sci-fi and fantasy, so I took the opportunity to read and review CV Hamilton‘s critic’s copy of her Las Vegas murder mystery entitled “Magicide.”  Vegas detectives Cheri Raymer and Tony Pizzarelli put together the clues to solve the murder of Maxwell Beacham-Jones after he is horrifically […]

Review: Beasts Beneath the Flesh

Being the superficial reader that I am, I was intrigued by the book cover art that author Joe Colomban posted on Twitter for his upcoming book, Beasts Beneath the Flesh. The artwork by fantasy and sci-fi legend Boris Vallejo is a really cool throwback to the fantasy book covers of the mid-20th century featuring ripped […]

Review: MIND- Two Short Tales of Horror

While I stopped to review the first half of “Soldiers of Earthrise Book 2,” I decided to give a quick read-through of EH Night’s third book, MIND. And this one is a QUICK one.  I’m not sure of the exact word length, but each story strikes me as on the cusp between flash fiction and […]