book review

Need a Crash Course on Web Copy? Try “Nicely Said”

Title: Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose Authors: Nicole Fenton and Kate Kiefer Lee Publisher: New Riders Publishing Rating: 4 out of 5 Format: Print Writing can be a daunting prospect for many people, and the…

Book Review: Saga Volume 3

Title: Saga Volume 3 Author: Brian K. Vaughan Illustrator: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Format: Print Rating: 4 out of 5 Note: spoilers ahead for both this and the previous volumes. You have been warned. Saga is one of those…

Book Review: Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties

Title: Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties Authors: Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo Americi Publisher: Firefly Books Format: Print Rating: 3 out of 5 About 2 months ago, I wrote a post about how much I enjoyed drinking tea.…

Book Review: Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James

Title: Talking About Detective Fiction Author: P.D. James Publisher: Vintage Canada Format: Print Rating: 3 out of 5 A few weeks ago, I read an old article by Jo Walton on Tor.com about reading protocols for SF. I’ve been aware…

Book Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Title: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Author: N.K. Jemisin Publisher: Orbit Format: Print Rating: 5 out of 5 Yeine Darre is the daughter of a barbarian chieftain of the Darre people in the backwater continent of the High North. But she’s also…

Book Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Title: The Troop Author: Nick Cutter Publisher: Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) Format: Print Rating: 3 out of 5 Note: I was given an advanced review copy of this book by the publisher. Imagine the savage survivalism of Lord of…

Book Review: Blood: The Stuff of Life by Lawrence Hill

Title: Blood: The Stuff of Life Author: Lawrence Hill Publisher: House of Anansi Format: Print Rating: 3 out of 5 A few weeks ago I was in the hospital waiting for a doctor to examine my stomach and declare with…

Book Review: Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Title: Till We Have Faces:  A Myth Retold Author: C.S. Lewis Publisher: N/A (pirated copy) Format: eBook Rating: 5 out of 5 Despite his importance to the fantasy genre, I’ve never been a big reader of C.S. Lewis. I read The…

Book Review: Hawkeye Vol 1: My Life as a Weapon

Title: Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon Author: Matt Fraction Illustrators: David Aja, Javier Pulido, and Alan Davis Format: Print Publisher: Marvel Rating: 3 out of 5 Despite my enjoyment of superhero-comic-inspired movies, I’m not a huge person for the comics…

Book Review: The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker

Title: The Empress of Mars Author: Kage Baker Publisher: Tor Format: Print Rating: 4 out of 5 Life on Mars is hard. Although the British Arean Company promised wealth, growth, and a new life to all Martian settlers, once it…