Tag Archives: books I read in 2019

Book Review: Finder, by Suzanne Palmer

Happy Holidays! To all, like, dozen of you reading this blog. And even then I may be a little generous. Still! It’s nearing the end of the year, which means it’s time to get caught up on book reviews I’ve fallen a little behind on. See, I actually read Finder before I read that Witcher …

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Book Review: Season of Storms, by Andrezj Sapowski

For once, I’m gonna be vaguely topical. Neat! (And no this won’t be a Star Wars blog because I’m probably going to wait ’til Saturday or maybe Sunday to see it and I will no doubt have a bunch of thoughts on it then but so will everyone else on the internet). Rather, Netflix is …

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Book Review: Terry Pratchett’s Small Gods

Maybe it’s just the winter, but I’ve been feeling a bit ‘bleh’ as of late. Just haven’t found a book I can really sink my teeth into lately– well, with the exception of the Lancer rulebook, but even that I only have the PDF so far and I probably won’t get around to running it …

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Book Review: American Craftsmen by Tom Doyle

When I first saw some stuff on Tor.com about Tom Doyle’s American Craftsmen, I got it mixed up with Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops books. They’ve got similar premises: the US Government creating and establishing special forces that can use magic. It’s just that in American Craftsmen, the magic-commandos (and magic in general) is still secret. …

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Book Review: The Black God’s Drums, by Djeli Clark.

The thing about Steampunk is that it’s not very punk at all. More often than not, Steampunk novels boil down to yet another story about Lord Whifflebottom and Lady Corsetgear foiling yet another assassination attempt against Queen Victoria, and otherwise upholding the status quo. Rule Brittania, etc. P. Djeli Clark said “nuts to that,” and …

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Book Review: Still Life With Crows, by Preston & Child.

And now, for something completely different. For as fun as it is to read books with spaceships and/or dragons on the cover, sometimes you’ve just got to change things up? You know, see what’s popular outside ‘the genre.’ Or, well … maybe genre-adjacent, in this case, but whatever. And so, perhaps in the spirit of …

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Book Review: Grand Central Arena, by Ryk E. Spoor

And for this week’s book review, it’s time for a trip to the Baen Free Library! It’s like the e-book equivalent of the dollar paperback bin. Only, uh, free, I guess. Because sometimes you’re just in the mood for punchy sci-fi with a terrible cover. Ryk E. Spoor’s Grand Central Arena is, of course, the …

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Book Review: NBA Jam by Reyan Ali

“He’s on fire!” Either you know exactly what that’s a reference to, or you’re gonna call 911. The latest from Boss Fight Books, NBA Jam centers on, well, NBA Jam. First hitting arcades in 1993, the basketball game was soon ported to pretty much every console of the time. It’s kind of a cliche to …

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Book Review: The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera.

Okay! October is past, which means I no longer feel obligated to read/review random horror novels! Which … well, confession time, after Red Harvest, I kind of gave up on Horrortober and went on to more interesting stuff, and … well, here we are! I’d been meaning to read K. Arsenault Rivera’s The Tiger’s Daughter …

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Book Review: Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars: Red Harvest

Oh hey, y’all catch the latest Star Wars trailer? I could probably write a while blog post on that alone, cooking up my own crackpot theories– but that’s what everyone ELSE on the internet is doing, and I’m a couple days too late anyway. But! To stay … vaguely topical, how about we look at …

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