Category Archives: Book Reviews

Hugo Nominee – THE THREE BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu (Translated by Ken Liu)

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Wow. That is the most fascinating picture of science in a story I’ve ever read. I feel ages more intelligent about astronomical physics and had a blast in the process. The Three Body Problem might be the best book I’ve read this year, and will fight for top five of all time—and that after finishing […]

Audiobook Review: Starship Grifters by Robert Kroese (Narr. Kate Rudd)

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Starship Grifters (Rex Nihilo, Book 1) by Robert Kroese (Narr. Kate Rudd) Brilliance Audio – 7 hours, 30 minutes Description: A space-faring ne’er-do-well with more bravado than brains, Rex Nihilo plies the known universe in a tireless quest for his own personal gain. But when he fleeces a wealthy weapons dealer in a high-stakes poker […]

Review – 2015 John W. Campbell Nominee, Kary English

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One of the best experiences of this year’s Hugo Awards could be discovering the writing of Kary English. The three short stories she has in her John W. Campbell nomination packet are all incredible. I don’t know that I’ll get to a profile like this for all the nominees, but I have a few I’d […]

Audiobook Review – THE BEAM: SEASON 2 by Platt and Truant (Narr. R.C. Bray and cast)

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The Beam Season 1 (Review) left me with multiple reasons to be excited for Season 2, and a couple lingering worries. I was mostly excited to see the story continue to explore the development of the Beam technology. The best thing Platt and Truant are doing in this series is showing a plausible future affected […]

Audiobook Review: TOMORROW WAR by J.L. Bourne (Narr. Kevin T. Collins, Jay Snyder)

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J.L. Bourne is back with a new novel not set in the zombie universe of Day by Day Armageddon. In this adventure, he tells the story of society’s collapse and one hero’s attempt to fight the tyrants that take over. We don’t have zombies in this one; instead, we have a combination of politics, inflation, […]

Graphic Novel Review: THE STRANGER (LAST MAN #1) by Balak, Sanlaville and Vives

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The Stranger (Last Man #1) by Bastien Vivès (Author), Michaël Sanlaville (Author), Balak   Series: Last Man (Book 1) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: First Second (March 31, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1626720460 ISBN-13: 978-1626720466 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches   Book Description: The Games are already underway when Richard Aldana arrives in […]

Audiobook Review: THE FOLD by Peter Clines (Narr. Ray Porter)

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The Fold by Peter Clines STEP INTO THE FOLD. IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE. The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content […]

Audiobook Review: THE REMAINING: AFTERMATH by D.J. Molles (Narr. Christian Rummel)

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Aftermath by D.J. Molles My rating: 4 of 5 stars The second book in the Remaining series improves upon an already strong first book, but only by a little. The plot is pretty simple. The first book was about our hero being forced into a surreal and immensely challenging mission. We saw the terrifying creatures […]

Audiobook Review: THE REMAINING by D.J. Molles (Narr. Christian Rummel)

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The Remaining by D.J. Molles (Narrated by Christian Rummel) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beginnings of zombie books are important because they are where the story often sets itself apart. This book has a few ways, one of which being that I guess it isn’t technically a zombie book. The furies are dead people […]