Book Reviews

Dragon Haven
by Robin Hobb

Slow and methodical, but full of rich characters set amidst a richer world. Dragon Haven is very typical Robin Hobb, and that's a good thing.

Book Reviews

Johnny Halloween
by Norman Partridge

Spookiness, unexplained mystery, and just the right amount of macabre. What more do you want out of a Halloween read?

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Mistborn
by Brandon Sanderson

An ambitious story, plenty of twists and turns, and a unique magic system all come together to make Mistborn one of Sanderson's best.

Book Reviews

On Basilisk Station
by David Weber

Honor Harrington, newly appointed commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy, sees her bright future turn dull almost immediately as she is reassigned to the most distant outpost imaginable. Through her own resourcefulness and wit, though, Honor discovers a plot to destabilize the region that may have consequences far beyond just Basilisk Station.

Show Reviews

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery marks the return of the franchise to television after a 10+ year hiatus. It joins the canon of Trek greatness with visually stunning special effects and loads of potential, but will it live up to expectations?

Book Reviews

The Eyes of the Overworld
by Jack Vance

The Eyes of the Overworld's matter-of-fact narration is easy to follow and the adventures of our "hero" are engaging. Cugel may look out for himself first and foremost, but his knack for getting himself into one ridiculous predicament after another is both endearing, laughable, and, most importantly, kept me turning the pages.

Book Reviews

Seeds of Change
by John Joseph Adams (editor)

Seeds of Change attempts to confront many of the pivotal issues facing our society, such as racism, global warming, peak oil, technological advancement, and political revolution. How well it does this I will leave up to the reader to decide. What the anthology does deliver on for sure is a thought-provoking array of fiction that I enjoyed reading.

Book Reviews

Crystal Rain
by Tobias Buckell

Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell is a "Caribbean style" science fiction novel with a little bit different style because of that. While I did enjoy the world building, I wasn't initially intrigued enough to jump into the next book in the series. Eventually I did, though, and I loved Buckell's other installments.

Book Reviews

The Gunslinger
by Stephen King

Dark, gritty, and singular in scope, King begins an epic story in the first novel in the Dark Tower series.