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Reviews

House Of Suns
by Alastair Reynolds
"A big book that spans galaxies"
Posted October 13, 2010

Alastair Reynolds works on a big canvas, a canvas that spans galaxies. The work he presents needs such a canvas since the story he has to weave would be poorly served by anything less. The book attempts to provide a window into a story with larger than life characters, time Read more...


Distant Thunders
by Taylor Anderson
"The Good Guys are going to WIN!"
Posted August 19, 2010

DISTANT THUNDERS is the fourth installment in the Destoyermen series by Taylor Anderson. The story picks up after the Allied defense of Baalkpan and the resulting victory that halts the Grik advance. The good guys are recuperating after battle and the planning for the future campaigns to take the fight Read more...


Into the Storm
by Taylor Anderson
"WWII Accuracy and alternate history make for an excellent summer storm."
Posted June 7, 2008

INTO THE STORM is the first book in the "Destoryermen" Trilogy by Taylor Anderson. It follows the events that occur at the start of World War 2 in the Pacific on a US Naval destroyer, the USS Walker. It's the opening days of the war and things are not Read more...


Galactic North
by Alastair Reynolds
"Engaging and nicely crafted collection of stories"
Posted June 14, 2007

I have to admit that I'm pretty jaded when it comes to Science Fiction. I grew up reading my way through the library shelves, moving from Asimov and Clarke to Pohl and Zelazny. I have pretty high expectations these days since my time for reading is limited so I Read more...


World War Z
by Max Brooks
"A masterpiece of the slow-zombie genre."
Posted October 15, 2006

I've been enjoying Max Brooks' Zombie book -- The Zombie Survival Guide for quite some time. It's one of those books that resides on a coffee table and is fun to read at a single pass or in random pieces. The zombie-verse created in the "Zombie Read more...


Improbable
by Adam Fawer
"Entertaining page-turner with some dark elements."
Posted August 22, 2006

IMPROBABLE follows the unlikely series of events that transpire in the life of David Caine as he attempts to juggle a gambling addiction, temporal lobe epilepsy and savant like abilities in the field of statistics. Here's a synopsis of the story without providing a spoiler: As a result of Read more...


Hippo Eats Dwarf
by Alex Boese
"A treasure trove of fun!"
Posted August 4, 2006

This read, much like candy, is one that is best in small doses. Too much at one sitting leaves you feeling a bit dizzy and unsure if you'll ever want to try it again. A collection of bits and pieces of information, some from printed sources and others from Read more...


Paradigm
by Robert Taylor
"A thriller blending science and finance with an overtone of gravity."
Posted April 9, 2006

I recently completed PARADIGM by Robert Taylor. The book follows Nicholas Shepard and his wife, Cassandra, as they try to piece together the mystery behind an ancient Egyptian relic's ability to predict world financial markets and who was willing to keep the secrets hidden by killing Nicholas' brother, Alex Read more...


The Plot to Save Socrates
by Paul Levinson
"A timely read..."
Posted April 9, 2006

In my mind, science fiction books about time travel are a dangerous business. The potential for either a disastrously complex plot, full of paradox and gimmicky science is just too easy for an author in which to become trapped. Stories in this genre are some of my least favorite to Read more...


The Rule of Four
by Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason
"Intriguing arcane thriller on multiple levels."
Posted November 28, 2005

Books about books are generally dangerous territory for a writer. Many times they seem to spiral into an overly technical discussion of the author's favorite arcane genre of literature. The writer cannot really help themselves -- they love a book and they want to share their devotion with the world Read more...


One Shot
by Lee Child
"One Shot Hits the Mark"
Posted August 24, 2005

ONE SHOT by Lee Child starts with what appears to be a random, rush-hour sniper attack in a Midwestern town. Five persons are gunned down by the coldly calculating murderer before he slips away and blends in with the afternoon commute.In spite of being a bit of a Read more...


The Double Eagle
by James Twining
"Fast paced thriller debut."
Posted August 19, 2005

THE DOUBLE EAGLE is book that, frankly, surprised me. James Twining has managed to craft a very entertaining book that balances Bond-esque adventure with several well developed characters. While the first 10% of the book seems to wander a bit as the author finds his way, the remaining 90 Read more...


Improbable
by Adam Fawer
"Entertaining page-turner with some dark elements."
Posted June 20, 2005

IMPROBABLE follows the unlikely series of events that transpire in the life of David Caine as he attempts to juggle a gambling addiction, temporal lobe epilepsy and savant like abilities in the field of statistics. Here's a synopsis of the story without providing a spoiler: As a result of Read more...


Alan Ewing

Some of my earliest memories are being read to by my mother and sisters. Looking back - I can never remember a time when I wasn't able to read. While growing up I lived less than a block from the main county library and devoured the science fiction and fantasy sections literally by working from one end of the shelves to the other. I also discovered the library's non-fiction section devoted to UFO's, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster - further feeding an already active imagination.

After completing my Master's of Science I was pretty burned out on reading anything and fell out of the habit of reading for pleasure. I am currently employed in the telecom industry in North Texas and my job requires reading large quantities of dry industry standards documents and a great deal of travel. As a way to help pass the time on long flights I've rediscovered reading for fun. My tastes still run to the science fiction and fantasy genres, but I've also discovered enjoyment in a good mystery and an occasional thriller.

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