Cover to Cover #289B: Holiday Mania

What is a holiday anymore? Is it more than an driving urge to shop? Why are Christmas trappings adorning our stores before Halloween?

Listener Review: Web Genii gives us a review of the Queen of the Orcs series by Morgan Howell. The three books are King's Property, Clan Daughter, and Royal Destiny, published in 2007 by Del Rey.

Dragon Page Library: Michael, Summer and Brian handle the Library entries for this show: True Deception by Patricia Waddell; Eifelheim by Michael Flynn; Across the Face of the World by Russell Kirkpatrick; Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair; Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus; TIM: Defender of Earth by Sam Enthoven.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!


  1. I was just writing in to comment on the statement that Halloween is being incroached into the holidays. I can remember when I was a child, we could go to the store almost a month in advance to get costumes or decorations. This year, all I have seen is half an aisle's worth of Halloween decorations/costumes. As for Christmas, yes, the next three aisles were all Christmas. This in Mid-October, all I've seen so far is how everyone just wants to get Halloween out of the way for the rest of the Holiday's. This is very depressing for me since Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. Thank you for your time.


  2. I just wanted to let you know that Eifelheim by Michael Flynn is available as a free legal pdf download from Spectrum Literary Agency. If people want to check it out further, here's the link: