Book Spotlight & Review: Rights of Use (Black Book Project #1) by Shannon Eichorn

Today, I’m happy to help celebrate the birthday of a book I’ve been looking forward to for literally years, ever since the author and I met at a a convention and found kindred souls in our shared delight over Stargate, NASA, writing, and speculative fiction. Rights of Use brings me back to my teenage years, whenContinue reading “Book Spotlight & Review: Rights of Use (Black Book Project #1) by Shannon Eichorn”

Review: In a Suspect Universe by Albert Wendland

Disclaimer: Dr. Wendland was a professor at the graduate program I attended, and he is now a friend and colleague; however, I purchased an advanced-release hardcopy of this novel for full price. I read Wendland’s first book in this world, The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes, in one evening. I wish I could have done theContinue reading “Review: In a Suspect Universe by Albert Wendland”

Review: Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles #2) by Frank Herbert

Read as part of Comic Book Girl 19‘s online Dune book club. Picking up a sequel 13 years after reading the first book should have made the book completely inaccessible. However, a quick trip through the Dune Wikipedia entry and I was ready to go. So ready, in fact, that I devoured this book in 2Continue reading “Review: Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles #2) by Frank Herbert”

Review: Shattered Empire (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka

One of my biggest pet peeves about most war movies is how the characters celebrate at the end of a big battle as if everything is going to be easy from there on out. This graphic novel shows how the opposite is the case and does an excellent job of leading into how the remnantsContinue reading “Review: Shattered Empire (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka”

Review: The Bronze Skies by Catherine Asaro

After I finished this novel, staying up until past midnight on a work night, I posted a complaint on Facebook. Not about this novel, but about how I had over 100 more books on my “to be read” shelf, but all I really wanted to do is go back and re-read everything else in CatherineContinue reading “Review: The Bronze Skies by Catherine Asaro”

Review: GENRENAUTS: SEASON ONE by Michael R. Underwood

Sometimes, you find a published story that incorporates major elements of an idea you had once upon a time and you’re disappointed, because now it’s already “taken.” But other times, you stumble across a story that’s very similar to a vague idea you had back in high school and you’re thrilled, because someone has alreadyContinue reading “Review: GENRENAUTS: SEASON ONE by Michael R. Underwood”

Review: CLOAK OF WAR (Empress Game #2) by Rhonda Mason

Disclaimer: I attended the same graduate school program as the author and consider her a friend; however, I purchased my hardcopy version of this novel for full price. Often, middle books in a trilogy act as placeholders. Things happen, but mostly just to get the characters from point A (the exciting first installment) to pointContinue reading “Review: CLOAK OF WAR (Empress Game #2) by Rhonda Mason”

Review: THE EMPRESS GAME by Rhonda Mason

Disclaimer: I attended Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction graduate program with the author and consider her a friend. I purchased this book for full price, though I had the luck to snag it at a book signing a few days before the official release. I read space opera, but I mostly read space operaContinue reading “Review: THE EMPRESS GAME by Rhonda Mason”