Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi

Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi Science Fiction: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi   Imagine a future where cities are built on the remnants of the cities we know. Portland/Seattle/Vancouver have merged to become “Cascadia.” These meta cities transcend national boundaries and have cultures, alliances, and citizenships of their own, sometimes coming at the expense of […]

Book Review: In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner

Book Review: In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner   Historical Fiction: In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner In the Shadow of the Banyan is a beautiful, haunting, exquisite story that will live in my heart for a long, long time. “War entered my childhood world not with the blasts of rockets and bombs […]

Book Review: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler

Book Review: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler Nonfiction: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler   You’ve heard someone say this to you, usually in a dark and difficult time. “Everything happens for a reason.” You may have said it to people. As someone who […]

Author Spotlight: Richard Bach

Author Spotlight: Richard Bach Happy Birthday, Richard Bach, June 23 Quote: Richard Bach, “Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.”     Richard Bach’s best known work is without a doubt Jonathan Livingston […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie King

Recipe & Review : Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie R. King     Mystery Series Review: Mary Russell Novels, Laurie R. King Mary Russell is the leading character in Laurie King’s mystery series that takes place between World War I through the roaring 1920s. American raised 15 year old, Mary Russell meets the retired detective Sherlock […]

Book Review: The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi Science Fiction: The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi I will admit it. Part of me is still 13 years old. It probably always will be. So when a book’s opening chapter involves a complex plot to murder an alien trade negotiator using provocatively scented flatulence to send coded messages, messages understood […]

Book Review: The Future of Humanity, Michio Kaku

Book Review: The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth, Michio Kaku Nonfiction Science: The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth, Michio Kaku You cannot avoid physicist Michio Kaku if you watch science shows on TV. Nor would you want to. He has hosted or guest […]