Category Archives: Book Reviews

Audiobook Review: Yesterday’s Gone, Season One by Platt & Wright

Yesterdays Gone Season 1

Yesterday’s Gone, Season One by Platt & Wright (Free for a limited time) I’m a huge fan of post-apocalyptic fiction, but am so often disappointed with survival scenarios that involve characters I could care less about. I love that Platt and Wright cast a wide net of characters that are so engaging, with killer cliffhangers […]

AISFP Book Review: ODD MEN OUT by Matt Betts

Odd Men Out by Matt Betts My rating: 4 of 5 stars Review Excerpt: These characters’ journeys from outcast to hero set in a creatively-built playground made Odd Men Out an enjoyable read and Matt Betts an author to follow. The genre mashup between steampunk, alternate history, horror and monster-catching thriller excited me in their […]

Book Review: READY PLAYER ONE by Ernist Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4 of 5 stars Took a friend’s advice to make this my Audible pick this month because of Wil Wheaton’s narration and am very happy with the outcome. Even though I am a decade too young to have experienced the 80’s in the way it is highlighted […]

Book Review: vN by Madeline Ashby

vN by Madeline Ashby My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars A more formal review will go up on SF Signal soon, but for now, here are my thoughts. I’m very impressed with this debut novel from Madeline Ashby. She excels at making her A.I. robot perspective feel real, sometimes in humorous ways, sometimes in scary ways and […]

Book Reviews and Podcasts Off-Site

I’ve been contributing a lot to the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast and SF Signal as a book reviewer. Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve delivered recently: SF SIGNAL Book Review: THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY by Mur Lafferty SF SIGNAL Book Review: EXTINCTION POINT by Paul Antony Jones Adventures in SciFi […]

Book Review: NO RETURN by Zachary Jernigan

No Return by Zachary Jernigan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is my review fresh off of finishing today. A more polished review will appear on SF Signal sometime in the future. NO RETURN displays the kind of prose, worldbuilding and depth of characterization that place Zachary Jernigan securely within the top tier of Fantasy authors. […]