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The Mountain Place of Knowledge
In Belize a Mayan woman locates a hidden entryway into a mountain. The entryway has a panel with four colored buttons. Hit the right button and the portal opens and the wrong one and a kind of death ray …
reviewed eHuman Dawn. June 25
eHuman Dawn
This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author but reflects my own opinion.      I was so lucky to find this well-written and captivating tale crafted by an up and …
reviewed The Evil Is Under The Ice. June 16
The Evil Is Under The Ice
This review is based on a free copy received directly from the author but reflects my own personal opinion.      Four human bodies are found buried in ice in Siberia. They are flown …
I Have Three Things to Tell You My Friend
    This review is based on an advanced reader copy (with many typos) received from the author but still reflects my own opinion.       In the near future (2033), …
reviewed Hollow World a book. March 19
Hollow World a book
I usually love a good time travel story and this one is right up there with some of the best. Ellis Rogers is dying from an incurable lung disease and enstranged from his wife after their son Isley committed …
reviewed SG - Suicide Game a book. March 04
SG - Suicide Game a book
My review is based on a reviewer copy received directly from the author but reflects my own personal opinion.      It is the very near future and for some reason society has gone …
reviewed Daughters of Twilight a book. January 09
Daughters of Twilight a book
My review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author.  However, the views expressed here are soley my own. I was intrigued by this tale right from the start.  The author gives us …
reviewed Upload a novel by Mark Mcclelland. November 13, 2013
Upload a novel by Mark Mcclelland
My review is based on a copy provided free from the author but is strictly my own opinion. In the year 2060, Raymond is a misfit who is sent to live in boys home. He hates his life and is taunted by the …
reviewed Star Wars: Book of Sith. September 28, 2013
Star Wars: Book of Sith
There are a million little bits and pieces of the Star Wars expanded universe, and of all of them, the one that fascinates me the most is the history of the Sith. Their history is uniquely odd; at one …
reviewed Star Wars: The Old Republic - Revan. August 08, 2013
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Revan
Drew Karpyshyn isn't exactly a real prominent name when it comes to the Star Wars expanded universe. He's written only a handful of books, but his contributions have been pretty notable: He is responsible …
reviewed Life II a book. June 13, 2013
Life II a book
Having previously reviewed Replay by Ken Grimwood, I was approached by the author to provide a review of this book which uses a similiar premise.  Max Thorning is 42 and in a rut with his life.  …
reviewed Lectus: Origin by Jessica Khoury. December 01, 2012
Lectus: Origin by Jessica Khoury
I was so looking forward to reading this book. Pia was born in a secret lab deep in the jungle of the Amazon. She’s born perfect. She doesn’t get sick, her skin is like that of Superman – …
reviewed Captain Vorpatril's Alliance. November 15, 2012
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Ivan Vorpatril is the cousin of Miles Vorkosigan and intermittently pops up in stories about Miles.  He is constantly used as the but of jokes and accused of being an idiot.  But overall it …
reviewed The Keepers By Rick Friar. September 20, 2012
posted in SF Signal
The Keepers By Rick Friar
It's amazing the amount of people that spend the time to sit and review movies, books, comics, anything.  And here I find myself doing the same the thing.  I decided to alter my own life …
reviewed The Keepers By Rick Friar. September 05, 2012
posted in SF Signal
The Keepers By Rick Friar
"The Keepers" by Rick Friar took my by surprise.  A BIG surprise.   When I first saw these books at Barnes and Noble, I saw 3 thick books stacked next to each other and the way I …
reviewed Railsea by China Mieville. August 30, 2012
Railsea by China Mieville
I had read about how great this book is and how Mieville got inspired on Moby-Dick to write it that I thought I was actually going to enjoy it. But nope this one went to the list of ‘abandoned’ …
posted a Quick Tip about Robopocalypse. June 09, 2012
posted in SF Signal
Robopocalypse
This was an entertaining read. It had some interesting perspectives, particularly on the evolution of the bots, the collaboration between them, and the emergence of renegade bots. The complete coldness …
posted a Quick Tip about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .... June 06, 2012
posted in SF Signal
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
This is the only book that never ceases to make me laugh out loud every time I pick it up. The cosmos should always have at least one Douglas Adams at all times. My favorite bit -- the SEP, or Someone …
reviewed Flashback by Dan Simmons. April 01, 2012
Flashback by Dan Simmons
Let me begin here: that my slog to page 380 of Dan Simmons’ Flashback was a ribbon-deserving effort. Up until that point, tantalized by the intriguing synopsis at The Science Fiction Book Club that …
posted a Quick Tip about Cafe Libri. March 05, 2012
Cafe Libri
What can I say? The community is the largest community in this site that unites book lovers everywhere. Ran by lovely @Adrianna...'nuff said. Proud to be a moderator for this community....now if only …
reviewed Embassytown. January 27, 2012
Embassytown
   China Mieville is a mixed bag for me and Embassytown just didn’t do it for me.  It has an overly complicated plot, bloated pretentious writing style, shallow characters, and clumsy …
posted a Quick Tip about Jurassic Park (book). January 24, 2012
Jurassic Park (book)
The movie was superior, the visual appearance of the dinosaurs could not be matched by print.
reviewed The Status Civilization and Notions: .... January 20, 2012
The Status Civilization and Notions: Umlimited
The Status Civilization is an excellent tale that never gets old. Will Barrent is among a group of prisoners from Earth who have had their memories wiped and are left to live on the planet Omega. This …
posted a Quick Tip about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .... December 20, 2011
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
OK, I finally read it. It is occasionally barely funny but mostly just dumb. It is like Harry Potter in that I am forced to wonder how this has become such a big deal. I am not reading any more of the …
reviewed Robopocalypse. November 26, 2011
Robopocalypse
Even though they aren't common, fictional oral histories are nothing new in literature, but since the publication of Max Brooks's WORLD WAR Z (a fictional oral history about the World War against …
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