Monthly Archives: August 2015

Author Interview: Tom D. Wright

TomWright_BioPicToday I am interviewing Tom D. Wright, author of The Archivist, a new post-apocalyptic, sci-fi novel.

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DJ: Hey Tom! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Tom Wright: Sure. I live in the stunning Pacific Northwest and support my writing obsession with a day job in the IT industry. Although I have worked in technology for a couple decades, I got my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Bowie State University. Since I could not afford the huge pay cut to change careers, now I just provide therapy for my characters; but like most clients, they don’t pay attention and just do whatever the hell they want.

My wife and I have a cat who doesn’t listen either, and a small pack of dogs. At least the dogs listen to me.

DJ: What is The Archivist about?

TW: I describe The Archivist as a post-apocalyptic “Indiana Jones” type of story, so you can expect a fast-paced adventure tale, with romance, twists of misfortune and wry humor sprinkled throughout. Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: Book Review: Eat Fish and Die by S. Ron Mars

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.

Eat Fish and Die by S. Ron Mars

Publisher: Hotspur Publishing

Publication Date: February 12, 2012

Edition: ebook, 19 pages

Genre: Short Story, Science Fiction, Humor,

Rating: 4/5

The funniest story I’ve read this year!
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Book Review: Supersymmetry by David Walton

Supersymmetry by David Walton

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 290 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery

Rating: 4/5

More plot twists and thrilling action, but now, with time-travel!
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Book Collecting: Update #13


Birthday Book Haul!!!

Last Thursday, August 13, was my birthday. No – wait. Please, hold the congratulations. This was not a day to celebrate, because I, DJ, turned 25…

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Book Review: Superposition by David Walton

Superposition by David Walton

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 303 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller

Rating: 4/5

If you don’t know what superposition is, you’re in for a treat! Continue reading

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The Time Traveler’s Almanac Group Read

17910155Starting on September 3, myself and 4 other brave (foolish?) souls, are going to begin a weekly read-along for The Time Traveler’s Almanac!

This MAMMOTH of anthology is nearly 1,000 pages, and contains almost 70 short stories from an all-star line-up of authors!

Our goal is to go through this anthology, story by story, reading and reviewing one short story every single Thursday and only taking a couple of weeks off the holiday season in December!

Yes, this means that it will take over a year to complete.

To be exact, as of right now, this read-along will go on until January 19, 2017… 2017! 

That is over a year and 4 months!  Continue reading

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Art It Up!: Edward Elric Chibi

 Art it Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Art. It could be inspired by a book or some other entertainment media or even just whatever artistic thing you’ve done that week. Break out those dusty art supplies!

Want to participate? See the Art it Up! main page

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((A little context for this post first: As you can see by the date of the drawing, I drew this way back when, and because I have a decent amount of posts saved up in my drafts, I guess I basically forgot that I had created this post until this morning. Anyways, here’s what wrote back in April.))

I finished reading Range of Ghosts recently and there was an anthro-tiger! Naturally, I thought it would be coolest thing ever to draw one. And I just happened to have a picture of one to go off of. However, once I got past the basic foundation, and went to get ready to start adding more details and clothes…well, I realized I was wayyyy out of my league. Lucky, I had been browsing Mark Crilley’s YouTube channel the other day!

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Comic Book Review: Starve #2 (Starve #2) by Brian Wood

Starve #2 (Starve #1) by Brian Wood (story), Danikel Zezelj (art, cover), and Dave Stewart (color, cover)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: July 18, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Food, Thriller

Rating: 4/5 Rating

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Book Review: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

Publisher: Broadway Books

Publication Date: April 1, 2014 (first published January 1, 2012)

Edition: Paperback, 441 pages

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 4.5/5

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