Archives for August 2011

Review: "Steampunk" edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

I do enjoy a good short story anthology and Steampunk really fits the bill. It offers 14 terrific stories all in the Steampunk genre (although some of them are pretty loosely connected -- I'm looking at you Garth Nix!). And the quality of the stories are uniformly good.   [Read more...]

Blood Spirits

With the man she loves set to marry a look-alike princess, Kim Murray returns to California from the magical country of Dobrenica to heal her broken heart. But family politics soon have her leaving for London, where she is forced into a duel with a Dobrenican nobleman. He reveals that her great sacrifice, leaving Alec, was a disaster.   [Read more...]

Anna Dressed in Blood

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill.   [Read more...]

NASA Teaming Up With Tor/Forge

We've all heard stories about how many of NASA's scientists and astronauts were inspired by the worlds of science-fiction. Now, the space agency is teaming up with Tor books to create a new line of science-fiction novels that will highlight concepts relevant to current and future NASA missions and operations.   [Read more...]

2011 Hugo Award Winners Announced

This weekend, the winners of the Hugo awards were announced. Connie Willis picked up another Hugo for best novel and Doctor Who won for its two-part series five finale.   [Read more...]

Dragon Page: A New Look

If you haven't been by in a while, welcome to the new look Dragon Page!

In addition to the scifi, fantasy and horror coverage that's been the staple genre for so many years, coverage of mysteries and thrillers will continue to increase, with more reviews and interviews planned for the future.   [Read more...]

Review: "7th Sigma" by Steven Gould

I have to admit that I didn't buy 7th Sigma because of the excerpt called "Bugs in the Arroyo" that you can find for free on the Tor website. I bought it because of Summer's love for Steven Gould's Jumper. I've never read Jumper, but Summer's enthusiasm for Gould is contagious.   [Read more...]

NPR Releases Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book List

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about NPR's summer project to assemble a list of the top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.

After nominations, voting and compiling, the results are in. The full list is available on NPR.   [Read more...]


Cal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family. Seth Raincrest is a washed-up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends. The two have nothing in common -- except that they both suffer from retrograde amnesia.   [Read more...]

Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead

Meet the eternal predator that humanity never ceases to find both fascinating and terrifying. Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead moves this creature beyond 2012, through this century and into the next.   [Read more...]

Ready Player One

It's the year 2044, and the world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS -- a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.   [Read more...]

Review: "Heart's Blood" by Juliet Marillier

In Heart's Blood Ms. Marillier has created believable characters, both living and dead who grow and change through the book. Far from being a knock-off, the story and style stand out nicely on their own. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to discover her work.   [Read more...]


What would you do if a stranger came to your door claiming to be your best friend. A best friend who you saw die ten years before?   [Read more...]

Prince of Thorns

When he was nine, he watched his mother and brother killed before him. By the time he was thirteen, he was the leader of a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king...

It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what's rightfully his.   [Read more...]

The Last Four Things

To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, who rule over massive armies of child slaves, "the last four things" represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal bliss-or endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain.   [Read more...]