The Wonderful World of Michael Swanwick

I don't remember what the first story I read by Michael Swanwick is. But I do remember the feeling I got as I read it. It's the same feeling I got when I first read stories by Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Lucius Shepard. That amazing, wow-this-is-talent feeling. Michael Swanwick is one of many authors … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Michael Swanwick

Wow! That Was Awesome! (The Builders book review)

A mouse, a badger, an owl, a salamander a mole and stout.... walk into a bar. So begins Daniel Polansky's Novella The Builders, part of Tor.com's new novella imprint. The Story The description above is not a setup for a joke but the beginning of Daniel Polansky's awesome novella, The Builders. It tells the story of … Continue reading Wow! That Was Awesome! (The Builders book review)

The Last Policeman – Book Review

The Last Policeman, along with its sequels, was the best thing I read in September. Here's a little about the book. The first of a trilogy, The Last Policeman tells the story of Henry Palace, a recently-promoted-to-detective cop in a small town in New Hampshire who is investigating a murder that most everyone else wants … Continue reading The Last Policeman – Book Review

These Last Embers, Book Recommendation (too bad it’s sold out).

I really like indie publishers, especially ones taking chances in these uncertain times. Undertow is one of my favorites, and they putting out nothing but quality. This is a chapbook from Undertow, These Last Embers by the very talented Simon Strantzas. This particular copy is signed copy by the author, copy 83 of only 200. … Continue reading These Last Embers, Book Recommendation (too bad it’s sold out).

Book Review: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Doctor Avrana Kern just wanted to save the human race. A space station orbits a terraformed planet, destinied to be humanity's new home. Aboard are some of the greatest scientific minds, including polymath Avrana Kern, whose life has been leading up to this moment, where a group of monkeys is to be delivered to the … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Book Review: V.E. Schwab´s A Darker Shade of Magic

There are four Londons in this excellent fantasy by V.E. Schwab; Grey London is the normal Londob we all know and love, Red London is a London in another world, filled with magic and wonder, White London is a harsh place, full of wickedness and a stark desperation. And then there’s Black London, but we … Continue reading Book Review: V.E. Schwab´s A Darker Shade of Magic

3 of the Best Short Stories I’ve Read This September

I read a surprising amount of short stories every month. I have so many anthologies on my Kindle that it is positively bursting.  The bus I take to work allows me to read a short story on the way to work and on the way back. Two short stories per day. These days I'm mostly working … Continue reading 3 of the Best Short Stories I’ve Read This September