Book Series Review: Supervolcano Trilogy, Harry Turtledove

Book Series Review: Supervolcano Trilogy: Eruption, All Fall Down, Things Fall Apart, Harry Turtledove Supervolcano: Eruption Supervolcano: All Fall Down Supervolcano: Things Fall Apart Harry Turtledove is a master of alternative histories, but this trio of books looks at (hopefully) an alternative near future. Supervolcano follows the Ferguson family from the months leading up to […]

Book Review: Immunity, Erin Bowman

Book Review: Immunity, Contagion Book 2, Erin Bowman Science Fiction: Immunity, Contagion Book 2, Erin Bowman At the end of Contagion, Thea, Coen, and Nova have escaped the plague-ridden nightmare of Achlys, only to be captured by a ship determined to weaponize the plague. Since Thea and Coen are carriers, or hosts, to the plague, […]

Book Review: Contagion, Erin Bowman

Book Review: Contagion, Erin Bowman Science Fiction: Contagion, Erin Bowman Thea is an intern, assisting a scientist in a routine expedition. Nova is a pilot, eager to prove herself worthy of a full time job with the corporation. Toby is a computer expert, Cleaver works security. They are forced to abandon the planet they are […]

Book Review: Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell

Book Review: Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell   Story Collection: Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell   Karen Russell has won a MacArthur Genius award among many other awards and recognitions for her novels. In Orange World and Other Stories she turns her pen toward short stories, and unleashes a fierce and […]

Book Review: Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: Lies Sleeping, Rivers of London, Book 7 , Ben Aaronovitch Fantasy: Lies Sleeping, Rivers of London, Book 7 , Ben Aaronovitch   Martin Chorley, aka “The Faceless Man,” is planning something big. It involves a custom made bell, thefts from archaeological sites, and an ancient sword. No one is quite sure what is […]

Book Review: Dracul, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

Book Review: Dracul, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker Fantasy/Horror: Dracul, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker You know, I like sleeping. I like dreaming. I like pleasant dreams, with sunshine and laughing children and small animals gamboling about. Beaches are nice: warm sand and inviting waters with my wife at my side. Those are the kinds […]

In an Absent Dream, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: In an Absent Dream, Wayward Children Book 4, Seanan McGuire Fantasy: In an Absent Dream, Wayward Children Book 4, Seanan McGuire   Katherine Lundy is a quiet child who likes knowing the rules and knowing what is expected from her. That is not to say, though, that the rules and expectations of this […]