Blog Tour: Containment, Vanda Symon

Book Review: Containment, Sam Shephard Book 3, Vanda Symon Book Review: Containment, Vanda Symon   Containment is part of a series of detective novels by internationally renowned author Vanda Symon. Set in Dunedin, New Zealand, her protagonist is a smart, sassy, complicated young detective named Samantha (Sam) Shephard. Shephard is called to the scene of […]

Book Review: The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book Review: The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates Fiction: The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates   Ta-Nehisi Coates has long been one of the most insightful commentators on the American social and political scene. I have followed his work, primarily in The Atlantic, for several years. His non-fiction books have long been required reading for me. With […]

Book Review: Lost Solace, Karl Drinkwater

Book Review: Lost Solace, Lost Solace Book 1, Karl Drinkwater Science Fiction: Lost Solace, Lost Solace Book 1,  Karl Drinkwater   Opal is on a mission. A former member of an elite military intelligence division (IFS), she has deserted and stolen a sentient AI ship, which she has hacked to support her instead of the IFS. […]

Book Review: The Andromeda Evolution, Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson

Book Review: The Andromeda Evolution, Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson Science Fiction/Thriller: The Andromeda Evolution, Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson   I first read Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain when I was in my tweens. I remember being enthralled and terrified by the thought of a rogue virus from space threatening the entire […]

Blog Tour: Children of Sinai, Shelley Clarke

Book Review: Children of Sinai, Shelley Clarke Fiction: Children of Sinai, Shelley Clarke   Children of Sinai is an interesting combination of international thriller, science fiction, fantasy, and family story. John and Jen Milburn have a storybook marriage, complete with wonderful twin daughters Holly and Hannah. The one discordant note in their happy lives are […]

Blog Tour: Chasing Solace, Karl Drinkwater

Book Review: Chasing Solance, Lost Solace Book 2, Karl Drinkwater Science Fiction: Chasing Solance, Karl Drinkwater   Opal and her ship, the sentient AI now named Athene, barely survived their encounter with the “Lost Ship.” Still, their mission continues and they seek another lost ship, hoping to find there the opportunity to rescue Opal’s missing […]

Book Review: The Hound of Justice, Claire O’Dell

Book Review: The Hound of Justice, The Janet Watson Chronicles Book 2, Claire O’Dell Mystery: The Hound of Justice, The Janet Watson Chronicles Book 2, Claire O’Dell   Things are looking up for Janet Watson. Her new cybernetic arm will allow her to return to surgery once she has mastered using it. Her job at Georgetown […]

Book Review: The Widening Gyre, Michael R. Johnston

Book Review: The Widening Gyre, The Remembrance War Book 1, Michael R. Johnston   Science Fiction: The Widening Gyre, Michael R. Johnston   One of the cool things about participating in a blog tour is being introduced to an author I have not read before. The danger, of course, is that I will feel the […]