Category Archives: Books

A Civil Conversation on Twitter about Books

While looking through my Google+ feed, a tweet by Twitter user @quartzen was brought to my attention (archive here.) Featured SF display at my local B&N yesterday- one white female author, the rest white men, so many duplicate authors and … Continue reading

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I, the Incorporeal: The Soul in I, the One

WARNING: Spoilers for I, the One. My social media buddy Dominika Lein’s short story I, the One has a very simple premise: a soul named Niman is commanded by an ethereal creature to train a younger soul named Meelik. Unlike … Continue reading

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For Male and Female: A Gender Analysis of For Steam and Country

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Star Realms: Rescue Run and For Steam and Country; this post assumes you have read both books. Recently, I finished reading my social media buddy Jon Del Arroz’s new book For Steam and Country. This story, … Continue reading

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Sword & Flower Finally Available in Paperback

At long last, it’s finally ready. My novella Sword & Flower is available in paperback. “But wait,” I hear you saying. “Your book has been available in paperback for a while now. Why are you acting like it’s new?” That’s … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: War of the Ruby

Over at the Castalia House blog, I talk about Brian K. Lowe’s War of the Ruby, which could be found in Cirsova Vol. 5. As for why blogging has been so light, it is because I am working on a … Continue reading

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A Sudden Rescue of Male-Female Polarity

NOTE: This analysis contains spoilers. Yesterday, I reviewed Jon Mollison’s new book Sudden Rescue at the Castalia House blog. Though the book was fairly short, it didn’t feel short; all of the action and details were relevant, with no meaningless … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: Sudden Rescue (review)

At the Castalia House blog, I review my Twitter buddy Jon Mollison’s new book, Sudden Rescue. It’s a fast-moving tale of a space trucker and his lovely princess; any sci-fi fan would enjoy it.

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Star Realms: Role Reversal Run

STAR REALMS: ROLE REVERSAL RUN IMPORTANT: I spoil the book under discussion here. Also, I bear absolutely no ill will towards Jon del Arroz at all and fully respect him as an author and a fellow human being. From the … Continue reading

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Support Robert Kroese’s Newest, Most Epic Project

Author Robert Kroese has a new Kickstarter out to fund the writing of his new trilogy, the Saga of the Iron Dragon. In this trilogy, time travelers from the future fleeing an alien aggressor land in the time of the … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Tales of the Otori

I first encountered the Tales of the Otori series in college way back in the 2000s; I would often wander the college bookstore looking for reading material, and there it would be. As I was (and still am) an anime … Continue reading

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