Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Time Traveler’s Almanac: Enoch Soames: A Memory of the Eighteen-ninties

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Enoch Soames: A Memory of the Eighteen-nineties by Max Beerbohm

Section: Reactionaries and Revolutionaries

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 2/5 Rating


2 out of the 19 page story were good; the rest – like eating saw dust.

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Comic Book Review: I Hate Fairyland #4 (I Hate Fairyland #4) by Skottie Young

I Hate Fairyland #4 (I Hate Fairyland #4) by Skottie Young (story,art), Jean-Francois Beaulieu (art)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: January 20, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 29 pages

Genre: Comic, Humor

Rating: 4/5 Rating


Skottie Young has some clever and witty dialog.
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Book Review: The Emperor’s Railroad (Dreaming Cities #1) by Guy Haley

The Emperor’s Railroad (Dreaming Cities #1) by Guy Haley

Publisher: Tor.com

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

Edition: ebook, 176 pages

Genre: Novella, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie

Rating: 3.5/5


Fantastic history to this world.
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New E-Book Release: Spider Wars: Book 3 of the Black Bead Chronicles by J.D. Lakey

Did you pick up J.D. Lakey’s Black Bead: Book One of the Black Bead Chronicles when it was on sale for only 99 cents last week, as celebration for the upcoming Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles? (Here is my post, in case you missed it). Well, I hope you did! Because today is that day! Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles has been released!

If you would like to learn more about J.D. Lakey, here is an interview I did with her earlier this year.


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About the Book:

Winter is a time of quiet industry under the domes. At least it should be. Calamity is stalking the tribes of the high forests. The storms have killed too many of them, man and animal alike and now the bennelk warn of a new threat coming at them from out of the Wastes. Follow Blackwind Pack on their third adventure as Cheobawn and Connor use their wits and their Luck as they explore the wild world in which they live.

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*** Spider Wars is available today!!! ***


B1kheVx5vNS._UX250_About the Author:

J.D. Lakey was born and raised on the high plains of Montana under an endless sky and as far from civilization as anyone in the twentieth century could get. There she explored the finer nuances of silence and the endless possibilities of the imagination. The stories were always there. The shifting of fortunes finally granted her the time to gather all the stories and give them flesh.

An avid reader of science fiction and comics, she currently lives in San Diego, California where she divides her time between her writing, commuting on the I-5, and spending time with her delightful grandchildren.


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Comic Book Review: Snowfall #1 (Snowfall #1) by Joe Harris

Snowfall #1 (Snowfall #1) by Joe Harris (story), and Martin Morazzo (art)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: February 16, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 39 pages

Genre: Comic, Science Fiction, Politcal

Rating: 3.5/5 Rating


A world where snow and water, is money and power.
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The Friday Face-Off: Peace is Poor Reading

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.


The Friday Face-Off: Peace is Poor Reading

The Price of War (Long Prince Quaret #3-#4) by Daniel Abraham

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E-Book Deal Alert: Black Bead by J.D. Lakey

As some of my readers may remember, back in January I interviewed J.D. Lakey. Well, I wanted to let you all know that on Monday, April 11th, Lakey will be releasing Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles and is available for pre-order now.

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The Time Traveler’s Almanac: The Gulf of the Years by Georges-Oliver Chateaureynaud

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The Gulf of the Years by Georges-Oliver Chateaureynaud

Section: Reactionaries and Revolutionares

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 2.5/5 Rating


You know what really grinds my gears? This time-travel theory

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Author Interview: Jack Kearney

813aYxq+w8L._UX250_Today I am interviewing Jack Kearney, author of the new semi-autobiographical, suspense/thriller novel, Inside Out.

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

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

Jack Kearney: For most of my life I was a struggling actor.I appeared on such shows as Mash, WKRP in Cincinnati, and General Hospital. In the mid’70s I attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts where I was part of the first graduating class in Los Angeles. I am currently working out of my home, on commission, appointment setting for a marketing company . I have been married twice. My first, which ended in divorce gave me my beautiful daughter Shannon. I lost my second wife of ten years to cancer in 2012. Now 64, I currently reside in Northern California with my Yorkie-Poo Toby.

I started writing short stories in high school. I have written many short stories and had two poems published. As an actor I wrote several audition monologues and a few TV treatments for some of the more popular shows of the day.

INSIDE OUT is my first and only book. It is based on a script that I wrote in the mid ’80s

DJ: You emailed me saying about your book saying, “I Guarantee You Have Never Read This Plot…” So tell me: What is Inside Out about and why is that true?

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Book Review: Tails of the Apocalypse edited by Chris Pourteau

Tails of the Apocalypse edited by Chris Pourteau

Publisher: Auspicious Apparatus Press and Hip Phoenix

Publication Date: November 20, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 401 pages

Genre: Anthology, Apocalypse, Post-Apocalyptic,   Animal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Rating: 3.5/5


Tails of emotions
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