Category Archives: Books

Fear of a Pulp Planet

Bloggers Jeffro Johnson — whose Appendix N book I spotlighted here — and Jon Mollison, both of whom I’m acquainted with online, have made much of the “Pulp Revolution,” a nascent literary movement intended to turn modern sci-fi and fantasy … Continue reading

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Forbidden Thoughts (review)

Forbidden Thoughts Edited by Jason Rennie Published by Superversive Press (2017) $4.99 DISCLOSURE: I know the editor and most of the authors in this anthology through social media, e-mail, and blogging. I was also given a free review copy by … Continue reading

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The Secret Kings is Out!

My Twitter buddy — and Dragon Award-winning author — Brian Niemeier (Twitter, Gab) has a new book out: The Secret Kings, the third book in his Soul Cycle series. If you’re looking for good space opera from a writer who … Continue reading

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Tarnsman of Gor (review)

Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman Originally published by Ballantine Books (1966) Currently published by Open Road Media Sci-fi and Fantasy (2014) $7.99 (Kindle) $10.69 (Paperback) Tarl Cabot is a college professor from Great Britain who had accepted a teaching … Continue reading

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes Vol. 1 (spoiler-free review)

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 1: Dawn by Yoshiki Tanaka Translated by Daniel Huddleston Originally published in Japanese by Tokuma Shoten (1982) Published in English by Haikasoru (2016) $8.09 (Kindle) $11.62 (Paperback) In the far future, the monarchy of … Continue reading

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Announcing the Appendix N Review Series

Through my reading of the Castalia House blog and other blogs, one name kept coming up whenever the history of sci-fi and fantasy was mentioned: Appendix N. Apparently, this was a list of works and authors that inspired Gary Gygax … Continue reading

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The Missionaries (A Review Unspoiled)

The Missionaries by Owen Stanley Published by Castalia House (2016) $4.99 When academic theories collide with practical reality, fun is had by all and sundry. The Missionaries is a hilarious book that will have you turning the page to see … Continue reading

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Pussycats! This Is Why the West Loses! (review)

Pussycats: Why the Rest Keeps Beating the West by Martin van Creveld Published by DLVC Enterprises (2016) $6.99 (Kindle) $11.95 (Paperback) This book will open your eyes to how hollow the armies of the West have become. Renowned Israeli military … Continue reading

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God, Robot: I, Spoiler-free Reviewer

God, Robot Edited by Anthony Marchetta Published by Castalia House (2016) $4.99 I did not expect a book about Bible-believing robots to be this good. The premise of God, Robot seems very silly at first: a corporation builds robots that … Continue reading

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Brings the Lightning: A Review (No Spoilers)

Brings the Lightning by Peter Grant Published by Castalia House (2016) $4.99 Brings the Lightning by Peter Grant (I have profiled the author here) is a relaxing read, approximating the slow pace of life in the book’s Old West setting. … Continue reading

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