Book Reviews

Spin
by Robert Charles Wilson

Spin isn’t necessarily bad, but it isn’t necessarily good, either. It's somewhere inbetween, which isn't good enough for me to want to continue with the series.

Book Reviews

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.

Book Reviews

Shadow's Son
by Jon Sprunk

Shadow's Son is akin to a blockbuster summer movie that almost works. It's good entertainment, but won't leave you hungry for more.

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

Wit'ch Fire
by James Clemens

It's never a good sign when a book starts with an infodump. Wit'ch Fire was a DNF for me.

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The Children of Hurin
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Step into the wayback machine; this tale takes place long before The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, when the First Dark Lord, Morgoth, sought dominion over all of Middle-Earth. It's an easier read than some of the other scholarly works of Tolkien and a much more enjoyable read as a result.

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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.