Review: "Nexus" by Ramez Naam

Nexus is a thriller for the post-human age, Ramez Naam does a phenomenal job of taking modern cutting edge science and building a realistic world of the near future.   [Read more...]

Review: "Star Trek FAQ" by Mark Clark

As a solid Trek fan I am always on the lookout for good books on the franchise, and Star Trek FAQ comes through in spades.   [Read more...]

Coup D'etat

As the Germans, with England and France on their side, slam deep into Russia, Stalin’s terrible machine fights for its life. But the agreements of world leaders do not touch the hearts of soldiers.   [Read more...]

Two Weeks' Notice

After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife -- with regular doses to keep her going.   [Read more...]

The Wanderers

Time is running out. Falaste Rione is imprisoned, sentenced to death. And even though the magical balance of the Source is slipping and the fabric of reality itself has begun to tear, Jianna Belandor can think only of freeing the man she loves.   [Read more...]

Hunter and Fox

In a world that is in constant shifting, where mountains can change to plains and then to lakes, Talyn is the Hunter for the Caisah, and a wreck of a once-proud person. She has lost her people, the Vaerli, and her soul working for the man who destroyed her people.   [Read more...]

America Pacifica

by Anna North Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives on the island of America Pacifica--one of the last places on earth that is still habitable, after North America has succumbed to a second ice age. Education, food, and basic means of survival are the province of a chosen few, while the majority of the island residents must struggle […]

The Destroyer of Worlds

Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 3 by Mark Chadbourn It is the beginning of the end... the end of the axe-age, the sword-age, leading to the passing of gods and men from the universe. As all the ancient prophecies fall into place, the final battle rages, on Earth, across Faerie, and into the Land of […]

World Book Day 2012: Philippa Ballantine

The books that inspired me as a teenager and still do to this day are the Chronicles of Morgaine by CJ Cherryh. Morgaine is a strong female character, that is incredibly forceful and determined. She felt more like Wuthering Heights Heathcliff—which was very unique to me since she is female. Her bondsman is Nhi Vanye who travels […]

World Book Day 2012: Brandy Grandberg

Several years ago I stumbled upon a book called Outlander written by Diana Gabaldon.  After receiving it in the mail, I gave the cover a quick glance over, and threw it aside.  I had no idea the tiny bit of treasure I had held in my hands.  After reading the first book, I was fully […]

World Book Day 2012: J. R. Blackwell

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud changed the way I think about storytelling. Addressing story structure, character and the development of an artist, McCloud challenged the way I think about creating a story and how to approach the mediums I work within. His style is easy to follow, using words and pictures to convey complex ideas […]

World Book Day 2012: Patrick E. McLean

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy When I was younger, I closed out the science fiction/fantasy shelves at both the library and the bookstore. (This was easier back then, when the genre was smaller.) Heinlein and Asimov made tremendous impressions on me. So did Brooks, Howard and, of course, Tolkien. But they all took themselves very seriously. […]

World Book Day 2012: A.J. Scudiere

I have always been a conscientious reader. I don’t just like a book, I figure out WHY I like the book. So when people ask what inspired me, I don’t even have to think about it. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Nabokov can give you a glimpse into a character with a simple turn of phrase. […]

World Book Day 2012: Veronica Belmont

Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams was probably (to the best of my memory) the first time I had ever read something in the fantasy genre. It's been decades, but I always think back fondly on that book for lighting the reading spark inside of me. Tad Williams has remained one of my favorite authors to […]

World Book Day 2012: J.C. Hutchins

The book that made the greatest creative impact on me was the 1983 “Choose Your Own Adventure” book called Escape. It was written by R.A. Montgomery, one of the two undisputed maestros of the CYOA format. (The other master was Edward Packard.) I was a reluctant reader as a child, save for those CYOA books. […]

World Book Day 2012: Tee Morris

One Writer’s Inspiration By Tee Morris Looking back on my adolescence in Richmond, Virginia, my circle of friends appears less like a circle and resembles more of a globe. I kept with an eclectic company of people. Most of them, though, nurtured a shared love for music and science fiction. Two great tastes that, for […]