Review: Blood of the Sun (Path of Ra #3) by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray

Read my review of the Path of Ra #1, Hounds of the Underworld Read my review of the Path of Ra #2, Teeth of the Wolf Disclaimer: I am friends with the authors; I read this book during the publication process. This stunning conclusion to the Path of Ra trilogy takes place over an action-packedContinue reading “Review: Blood of the Sun (Path of Ra #3) by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray”

Review: Rise of the Iliri Series by Auryn Hadley

BloodLust (Book 1) This story that blends science-fiction and fantasy elements to create a world with unique characteristics immediately sucked me in. Though it’s advertised as a fantasy epic, all the “fantastical” tropes can be traced back to a very science-fiction origin, in which humans do what they do best: Sweep in and take overContinue reading “Review: Rise of the Iliri Series by Auryn Hadley”

Book Excerpt: Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley

To celebrate the release of his most recent novel, I’m pleased to share an excerpt from Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley, a long-time friend of this blog. ABOUT THE BOOK Billy Jakobek has always been different. Born with strange and powerful psychic abilities, he has grown up in the laboratories of Thorne Century,Continue reading “Book Excerpt: Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley”

Capclave 2020 Schedule

Like many conventions this year, Capclave 2020 has gone virtual! Instead of spending this weekend in Rockville, Maryland, you can hang out with me from the comfort of your home. Registration is required for this convention: $10 gives you access to all of this weekend’s content, and $55 gives you access to all of thisContinue reading “Capclave 2020 Schedule”

Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

This post-apocalyptic novel is a climate change story dressed up with a meteor strike. The meteor allows for a dramatic and epic start to the tale and accelerates the climate change issues our planet already faces. Under this premise, Kowal can force this world into jumpstarting events to tell Elma’s story. I was reluctant toContinue reading “Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal”

Author Interview with Gary Bengier

Today, we’re celebrating the upcoming September 7 release of Unfettered Journey, a debut novel by Gary Bengier. Check out the book below and read on for a short interview with the author. ABOUT THE BOOK “I want to know the truth.I want to know how and why.” Joe Denkensmith, Level 42, vidsnap: Year 2161 SetContinue reading “Author Interview with Gary Bengier”

Review: Bloodline (Star Wars) by Claudia Gray

This book is an exciting political thriller that just happens to take place in the Star Wars universe starring both new and familiar faces. It includes plenty of intrigue, instances of excitement, and brief moments of lovely characterization. And while it features half a dozen point of view characters, the chief of those is SenatorContinue reading “Review: Bloodline (Star Wars) by Claudia Gray”

Review: Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch #3) by Ann Leckie

It had been a long time since I read the first two books in this trilogy, so I’d forgotten a lot of the minor details. This story picks up pretty immediately where the previous left off, but I was able to slip right back into the action with only a few minor hiccups. This remainsContinue reading “Review: Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch #3) by Ann Leckie”

Review: The Enterprise War (Star Trek: Discovery) by John Jackson Miller

Where was the Enterprise during season 1 of Discovery? There was a war on, after all! This book does a great job answering that question. Miller brings the Enterprise crew alive, from the senior command staff to those usually relegated to the lower decks. He does an especially good job with Anson Mount’s Captain PikeContinue reading “Review: The Enterprise War (Star Trek: Discovery) by John Jackson Miller”

Review: Q & A (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this paperback at full price. This twentieth-anniversary celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation novel is a fitting tribute to the lasting mark Q has left on the franchise. And I can’t think of a better writer to infuse Q’s ridiculousness into text form. ThisContinue reading “Review: Q & A (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Keith R. A. DeCandido”