Book Review – The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series, Book One: Air

*whew* That’s quite a title.  I got a chance to check out the book thanks to a review copy from Netgalley, and it’s great.  I love The Legend of Korra almost as much as its predecessor, Avatar: The Last Airbender, but I’m also fascinated by the creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino.  Whether it’s fun… Continue reading Book Review – The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series, Book One: Air

Book Review – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I’ve been staring at thie text entry box for this review for days, at various times.  Gaiman’s books can be deeply affecting, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane is no different.  I’m even having trouble re-reading it to do the review as I am feeling what happens to the young protagonist a… Continue reading Book Review – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Book Review: Crucible (Star Wars)

I am quite out of date with the Star Wars ‘Expanded Universe’ stuff, as I’ve mostly kept to Timothy Zahn and a few other notable books after being burned by KJA.  But I was cruising NetGalley for books to review, and they had a couple of Star Wars books in the mix.  This, Crucible was the first. … Continue reading Book Review: Crucible (Star Wars)

Book Review: Abaddon’s Gate

Abaddon’s Gate is the third book in James S. A Corey’s Expanse series, and it kicks a whole heck of a lot of ass.  James Holden is haunted – literally. Miller is dead, but that doesn’t stop the detective from appearing to Holden again and again, each time speaking nonsense, or possibly a warning, to… Continue reading Book Review: Abaddon’s Gate

Book Review – The Tyrant’s Law

Daniel Abraham’s The Dagger and the Coin series has gone from a bonus title included when I bought Leviathan Wakes to a day-one read.  I really, really enjoy Marcus Wester’s chapters as he and Master Kit hunt the Spider Goddess (and the reveal there, wow).  Cithrin gets caught between the advances of Geder and trying… Continue reading Book Review – The Tyrant’s Law

Book Review – Spiral, a Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith Comic

I have a review copy of the trade paperback collection of the five part Spiral series, which is a Star Wars comic set in the Old Republic era.  This means that the Sith are still an entire empire of their own, though the ‘Lost Tribe of the Sith’ are actually a splinter group stranded on… Continue reading Book Review – Spiral, a Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith Comic

Book Review – Wool (1-5)

Where to begin. I could tell you that Wool is about humans eking out an existence in underground silos, but that’s just a frame – a common one in fiction, from City of Ember to the Fallout games, it’s been done. No, what this series of tales is about is people, psychological manipulation, mob mentality,… Continue reading Book Review – Wool (1-5)

Book Review – Caliban’s War

Caliban’s War, the second book in James S. A. Corey’s “The Expanse” series, begins with a bang.  Ganymede, the moon of Jupiter, is the breadbasket of the outer planets, producing the food needed in all the asteroids and ships out that far.  Mars and Earth both have domes on the moon, and with the uneasy… Continue reading Book Review – Caliban’s War

Book Review – Redshirts (or: Dead Ensigns is going to be the name of my next band)

If you’re like I was when reading the early reviews, this one might frustrate you, because I’m going to try not to spoil things too badly.  It’s not going to be easy, though, as Redshirts is not like most sci-fi books you might read.  You’re going to make assumptions about this book, John Scalzi’s latest,… Continue reading Book Review – Redshirts (or: Dead Ensigns is going to be the name of my next band)

Book Review – The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham

Note:  some minor spoilers. The King’s Blood is the second book in Daniel Abraham’s “The Dagger and the Coin” series, and I’ve been looking forward to this since finishing the first book, The Dragon’s Path.  Abraham has built an interesting world around the 13 races of humanoids left behind after the rule of dragons had ended. … Continue reading Book Review – The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham

Book Preview – Redshirts

I’ve had some Scalzi on my to-read list at Goodreads for a while, but just hadn’t gotten to it.  When I saw this pop up, though, I was thoroughly intrigued.  As a Star Trek fan, the references to the Original Series are obvious and numerous – we’re just seeing it from the ‘redshirts’ side of… Continue reading Book Preview – Redshirts

Book Review – The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

I just finished The Dragon’s Path, the latest novel by Daniel Abraham.  Once, dragons ruled the land where the book takes place, but mostly what is left are the roads.  The city of Vanai, often used as a token swapped back and forth between empires, is again threatened by war.  It’s a war former hero… Continue reading Book Review – The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham