Book Reviews

Letters from Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas is a fun, almost nostalgic-like glimpse into the lives of the Tolkiens. It’s the sort of book one can share with the children each and every year much like Mr. Tolkien did with his own children.

Movie Reviews

War for the Planet of the Apes

The third time is not the charm for this final movie in the franchise reboot. War for the Planet of the Apes was, unfortunately, a serious letdown in many ways.

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Mississippi Roll
by George R.R. Martin (editor) Giveaway

Join our email list and enter to win a hardcover edition of Mississippi Roll, the new Wild Cards novel edited by George R. R. Martin.

Book Reviews

The Girl in the Tower
by Katherine Arden

Vasya is on her own, which is just fine with her. But she's rushing into an unknown danger she isn't ready to face. The Girl in the Tower is another fantastic read from a true up and coming author. It’s rare a series this good comes along, so don’t miss it.

Book Reviews

Mississippi Roll
by George R.R. Martin (editor)

An entertaining jaunt aboard a steamboat of old. The stories flow together seamlessly (a credit to the editor) and the overall story is fun and engaging.

Book Reviews

The Alchemist's Code
by Dave Duncan

The Alchemist's Code is a well-written, enjoyable read, full of mystery, intrigue, and action. The 2nd book in the Alchemist series is a must-read.

Book Reviews

The Bear and the Nightingale
by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale is historical fantasy fiction at its best. A vibrant world, rich characters, more than a hint of the supernatural, and an endearing main character who doesn’t have all the answers but isn’t afraid to find them. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of this book now.

Book Reviews

Renegade's Magic
by Robin Hobb

Renegade's Magic concludes the Soldier Son Trilogy. Hobb brings everything full circle, and while I won't say everything works out, it's a happier ending than certain other novels of hers.

Book Reviews

A Lot Like Christmas
by Connie Willis

If you’re looking for something beyond the traditional Dickens to read this holiday season, A Lot Like Christmas may fit the bill for you. Despite a couple of the stories feeling like duds to me, I’m giving it four rockets because there are many more stories I enjoyed than not, and even a few which stand out as holiday gems.