Monthly Archives: June 2015

Book Review: Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Bear

Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Edition: Hardcover, 334 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Silk Road

Rating: 2/5

This one just wasn’t for me.
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Backlist Burndown: The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.

This month’s book was long over due. I got it at a signing last year, and I am hoping to go a signing with him, James L. Cambias, Elizabeth Bear, and Max Gladstone next month; so I figured now was a good time to read it.

The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: January 14, 2014

Edition: Hardcover, 480 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5

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Book Review: Uncanny Magazine Issue 4 (May/June 2015)

Uncanny Magazine Issue 4 (May/June 2015) by Michael Damian Thomas (editor) and Lynne M. Thomas (editor)

Publisher: Uncanny Magazine

Publication Date: May 1, 2015

Edition: Kindle, 163 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Online-Magazine

Rating: 4/5

This issue has some of my favorite short stores and poetry of the year!
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Book Review: Scavenger: Evolution (Sand Divers #1) by Timothy C. Ward

Scavenger: Evolution (Sand Divers #1) by Timothy C. Ward

Publisher: Spike Publishing

Publication Date: March 31, 2015 (first published March 29, 2015)

Edition: Paperback, 290 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Post-Apoclytpic, Fan-Fiction

Rating: 3.5/5

It was like a dive into quick-sand!
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Book Review: Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan

Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan

Publisher: Tor

Publication Date: March 31, 2015 (first published March 1, 2015)

Edition: Hardcover, 352 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3.5/5

I want to ride a dragon-turtle!
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Interview with DJ (MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by S.C. Flynn over at his blog. If you happen to be interested in learning a little bit more about me and my bookish and blogging ways, give it read 🙂

S.C. Flynn

This evening I am hanging out withDJ from the SFF book blog MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape.

SCy-Fy: You are one of the new generation of bloggers, DJ. How do you approach it?

DJ: I’m not currently working due to a couple of injuries, so in terms of my reading and book life, I’m actually quite fortunate because I don’t have a set schedule and my time is extremely flexible. But this is generally how most days go:

It all starts with a big cup of coffee. Grab that and go sit down at the computer, where I’ll check my e-mail, blogroll and see what’s good. Then I usually spend the rest of the morning reading a book or writing up a review if I need to. Later at night I’ll sit down for the Sox’s game, check out the blogs and websites again, and finish reading what I opened in the…

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Book Review: Before They Are Hanged (First Law Trilogy #2) by Joe Abercrombie

Before They Are Hanged (The First Law Trilogy #2) by Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: March 2008 (first published March 15, 2007)

Edition: Paperback, 543 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5

Say one things for Joe Abercombie, say he’s one hell of a character writer.
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