Book Review: Brother Wolf

I've got a delightful surprise! Besides my return to posting...anything. A sequel to A Bloody Habit! I've been rereading A Bloody Habit during spooky season, because it's simply perfect for it, and to my surprise Amazon coughed up its recently released sequel, Brother Wolf, which I promptly read. Brother Wolf occurs in the same universe,…

Book Review: A Bloody Habit

It being October at the time of this writing, I decided to reread and review a fitting novel for the spooky season: A Bloody Habit by Eleanor Bourg Nelson. Set in early 1900s London, the lawyer Jack Kemp, a young English gentleman bachelor, finds himself tangled in the dark truth of vampires (while he's reading…

Book Review: Superego

Superego by Frank J. Fleming is an awesome, fun sci-fi thriller that lets itself go off the beaten track of the genre. The main character, Rico, is a sociopath and a highly skilled mob hitman in a galaxy populated by multiple species and governments. Dispatched to do a mysterious something at the kind-of-UN meeting meant…

Book Review: Vodka

Vodka by Victorino Matus is not, as the title may have you believe, a trendy slice-of-urban-life novel or a true crime thriller. It is, in fact, a book about vodka. I state this because it was my beach book in Hawaii some years ago and people kept asking if it really was a book about…

Book Review: The Sun Eater Series

I stumbled across this wonderful space opera by stumbling across the author on social media, going on to prove that Twitter is not only poisonous. It really is a great series, hitting all the crazy space opera notes you might want. What does the Sun Eater series offer? Well. What are our space opera staples?…

Book Review: The Shikari Series

When it comes to 'ye olden times in space', things have grown repetitive for frequent readers of science fiction. How many times can one read 'Horatio Hornblower in SPAAACE'? Most of the subgenre seems to fall into that category. I never had much stomach for that and I'm one of the few sci-fi readers who…

Book Review: Mortu and Kyrus in the White City

This short story by Schuyler Hernstrom came to my attention as I wandered through the Mad Genius Club, I believe, or one of blogs of one of its contributors. It caught my eye because it addresses one of the more disturbing classic sci-fi short stories out there. Mortu and Kyrus in the White City is…