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Scavenger Free Monday thru Wednesday

*The free deal is over, but my Hugh Howey fanfic novelette, Scavenger: Red Sands, is still only $.99 on Kindle (or free on Kindle Unlimited). Sold with permission from Hugh Howey, Scavenger takes place in the world of his novel, Sand, and could be described as Dune meets 24. The first installment is the first […]

Quality Fan Fiction in Hugh Howey’s Wool Universe

Lyndon Perry‘s short story, “The Last Prayer (A Silo Story) (The Last Silo),” is fan fiction set in Hugh Howey’s Wool universe… and it’s really good! I didn’t know what to expect, having loved Wool 1, but Lyndon surprised me with an emotional tale that creates its own set of problems and resolutions. I don’t […]

Book Review: Second Shift – Order by Hugh Howey

In my review of First Shift, I debated the reading order between Wool 1 and First Shift, but Second Shift makes it clear that Wool Omnibus should be read before Second Shift. For this reason, I’m assuming that anyone looking to read the review for Second Shift has already read Wool Omnibus and the first […]

Book Review: First Shift – Legacy by Hugh Howey

Frequenters to my site know Hugh Howey is one of my favorite authors, ever since I came across his novelette, “The Plagiarist,” and quickly thereafter, Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) (Silo Saga). If you haven’t read Hugh yet, I’d recommend starting there. *** I waffle later in this review about whether or not […]

Looking Forward to 2013: As a Reader

As an aspiring author, I feel awful saying this, but as I plot out the books I want to read in 2013, there isn’t much room for new authors. This is one reason I’m taking my time on my debut novel, Kaimerus, because if I don’t have time to endure mediocrity, neither do you. I […]

Top 10 Reads of 2012

  There are a couple handfuls of good books I read in 2012 that deserve to be recognized, but here are my top ten. Judging the top three hurts my heart, because you could put them in any order and I’d be fine. It may be that their order is there based on order of […]

Hugh Howey Live, and other Free Indie Fiction

My recording of Hugh Howey reading his Kindle Single, “The Walk Up Nameless Ridge,” is now up over at SF Signal. I was in his panel at ChiCon7 and recorded most of the story there, but because he ran out of time we had to finish the rest on Skype. I think it turned out […]

Review: “The Walk Up Nameless Ridge” (Kindle Single) by Hugh Howey

The Walk Up Nameless Ridge by Hugh Howey Listen to Hugh read this story live from ChiCon 7! My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hugh again displays his gift of understanding people, the extremes we’ll endure to find happiness, and the ever ominous fact that not everyone does. With a clever science fiction “what if” […]