Monthly Archives: July 2015

Backlist Burndown: Book Review: The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker

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.


The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker

Publisher: Orbit

Publication Date: February 22, 2010 (first published 2010)

Edition: Paperback, 464 pages

Genre: Low Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


A heart-breaking, bitter-sweet story, that despite the potential boring sound of a banking and political focus, will keep you engaged, and biting your nails every page.  Continue reading

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Book Collecting: Update #11

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So like my Readercon post, this one too is beyond late. Sorry about that, folks!

Two weeks ago, the weekend after Readercon, I went to Tor’s Big Summer’s Road Trip on July 17! Continue reading

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Book Review: Edge of Dark (The Glittering Edge #1) by Brenda Cooper

Edge of Dark (The Glittering Edge #1) by Brenda Cooper

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 399 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

Rating: 4.5/5


One of my top books of the year!
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Comic Book Review: Mulan: Revelations #1 by Marc Andreyko

Mulan: Revelations #1 (Mulan: Revelations #1) by Marc Andreyko (writer), Micah Kaneshiro (art), and Robert Alter (creator)

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Publication Date: June 24, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Cyberpunk

Rating: 3.5/5 Rating


“Chinese martial arts meets futuristic cyberpunk” sums it up pretty much sums it.  Continue reading

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Readceron 26: My Experience, Highlights, Autographs, and Book Haul

This post is a little bit over due. I have been incredibly busy as of late. Like, way too much. (Barely even time time to read!) Sorry for the delay.

The weekend before last, from July 10 – July 12, I was attending Readercon 26 in Burlington, MA!

I got to listen to a ton interesting panels, sat in on a couple different author readings, got to meet and talk to a bunch of authors I was a fan of (and get their autographs!), met a couple new authors (got their autographs and books too!), bought way too many books, and got to attend The 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards! Continue reading

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Manga Review: Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 3 (Fullmetal Alchemist #3) by Hiromu Arakawa

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 3 (Fullmetal Alchemist #3) by Hiromu Arakawa

Publisher: Viz Media LLC

Publication Date: September 13, 2005 (first published September 21, 2002)

Edition: Paperback, 186 pages

Genre: Manga (Shounen), Science Fiction

Rating: 4.5/5


This was an INTENSE volume!
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Author Interview: Timothy C. Ward

339035_192256654183859_357604952_oAuthor interviews are something I’ve been thinking about trying to add to my blog for a bit of time now, but nothing ever really sparked me to make me actually pursue it. After I read Scavenger: Evolution though (my review), and being such a fan of AISP, I knew that Tim would be the perfect author for me start with! And I am extremely appreciative that Tim accepted my request to be my first interview!

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Today I am interviewing Timothy C. Ward, author of the new sci-fi novel, Scavenger: Evolution, and former executive producer of Adventures in Scifi Publishing.

DJ: Scavenger: Evolution takes place in Hugh Howey’s world of Sand. What was it about Sand that made you want to tell your story there?

Tim: Hugh Howey creates some of the most fascinating post-apocalyptic worlds Continue reading

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Comic Book Review: Starve #1 (Starve #1) by Brian Wood

Starve #1 (Starve #1) by Brian Wood (story), Danikel Zezelj (art, cover), and Dave Stewart (color, cover)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: June 10, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Food, LGBT

Rating: 4/5 Rating


I think this series could be a hit!
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Comic Book Review: Mythic #1 (Mythic #1) by Phil Hester and John McCrea

Mythic #1 (Mythic #1) by Phil Hester (script) and John McCrea (art)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Fantasy, Humor

Rating: 2.5/5 Rating


If only the comic were as good as its cover… Continue reading

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