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 […]

Book Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky, The Wayward Children Book 3, Seanan McGuire Fantasy: Beneath the Sugar Sky, The Wayward Children Book 3, Seanan McGuire   Seanan McGuire has an extraordinary gift for springing the unexpected upon you in a way that makes you think, “No way, of course it’s that way!” So when a major character […]