Category Archives: Book Reviews

Imagine. Please.

So this is it. The end of another year. And I’ve got to admit, I can’t remember one when we have been more divided as a community (I’m speaking of my American readers here). The 2016 Election was the most … Continue reading

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Velveteen vs. The Multiverse

Christmas came early this year, with the realization that Seanan McGuire’s second Velveteen book, Velveteen vs. The Multiverse, was finally available on Kindle. I stopped what I was doing, bought it, and read it in two long sittings. If you … Continue reading

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A “Super” Series.

Quite some time ago I reviewed another superhero story I discovered while doing research into the genre. The book was Power Down and I reviewed it here. I am pleased to announce that Ben White has now published the fourth … Continue reading

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The Velveteen Hero

Where are they now? There’s another word for teen sidekicks. It’s child-soldiers. I stumbled across this gem on TV Tropes, followed the link to Amazon, and… well, go there to read my review. I’ll say this here; Seanan McGuire gets … Continue reading

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Laws Unto Themselves?

I first ran into Daily and Davidson (they even sound like a law firm) when I was doing research for my first novel, Wearing the Cape. Their website, Law and the Multiverse, acquainted me with the facts about state actors … Continue reading

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The Gods, They Are Not Your Friends.

Nobody ever got it right, until Rick Riordan. Not the comic books that made them superheroes, not the TV shows, and certainly not Disney. Who knew that Riordan could launch a best-selling YA series based on the absolute truth: all … Continue reading

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Getting Big Ideas

I’ve been a Terry Pratchett fan since high school and The Color of Magic. The scene where Death offers Rincewind a fast horse so he can make it to their scheduled meeting, will forever remain one of fantasy-humor’s Great Moments, … Continue reading

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Wearing a Red Shirt

Riddle: Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to a planet. Who dies before the commercial break? Answer: The red-shirted security guard standing behind them. Welcome to the life of redshirts. I didn’t expect to review another book so quickly after … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dreamland

“Max the Wolf was a wolf in exactly the same way that foothills are made up of real feet and a tiger shark is part tiger, which is to say, not at all.” As a writer, I sometimes find myself … Continue reading

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Superhero Noir

I learned about the book In Hero Years… I’m Dead while I was still writing Wearing the Cape, and avoided it. Not because I didn’t like the Amazon description, but because at that point in my writing I didn’t want … Continue reading

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