Category Archives: Book Review

LA Review of Books Raves about TBOTUM

From the front page of the L.A. Review of Books: “In 2015, Elison’s novel won the Philip K. Dick Award, in part because it offers an equally compelling — although markedly different — re-imagination of gender and sexual roles. Elison, … Continue reading

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Palimpsest: the Most Beautiful Book I’ve Read in Ages

One of the shittiest things about growing up (and there are a great many shitty things about growing up) is the forfeiture of your magical inheritance. As a child, your passport got you stamped into the Shire, into Fantasia, into … Continue reading

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Atlanta Burns: Like a house on fire

I get really excited about a book that gets me to read a genre I usually don’t like, and makes me love somebody in the process. I don’t usually like noir, although if the secondary genre of this book is … Continue reading

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Fat Vampire: What the hell was that?

It’s been a long time since I’ve been fooled like this. Authors generally suck at concealing where they’re going. They telegraph their intentions through tropes and foreshadowing and I am hardly ever surprised. Fat Vampire is full of surprises. Fat … Continue reading

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Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction (ARC Review)

I love speculative fiction. In “Misery,” Stephen King does a lot more than the film version of the story offers. The movie is a great depiction of how scary unchecked mental illness, obsession, and stalking can become. The book has all … Continue reading

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Gushing Review: The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin. This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. A truly epic tale, on par with “The Stand,” and it’s hard for me to say that. I avoid a great deal … Continue reading

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What we talk about when we talk about the end of the world.

I read ONE SECOND AFTER by William R. Forstchen today. It is not a great book, but it lead me to a revelation, and for this I am grateful. I am trying to read as many books about a post-apocalyptic … Continue reading

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