Book Review: The Windup Girl by Paolo Baciagalupi

A dystopian future where genetically-modified food is ever-present. Where the rising tides of climate change have permanently altered human landscapes and agriculture. Where corporations and governments use biological warfare to enslave and oppress. Where political webs are woven and unwoven every day, with millions of lives hanging in the balance. Am I describing the Seeds…

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Book Review: “These Broken Worlds” A Mini-Kosalogy

Last summer, a group of writers I am friends with got together to form a new kind of publishing house called Kosa Press. Their tagline is “Rethinking Publishing One Universe At A Time.” Formed by a group of people with a shared love of science fiction and fantasy books, as well as flash and short…

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The Harvest Cover Reveal!

It’s been a long time coming, but the cover for THE HARVEST, the third book in the SEEDS trilogy, is finally here! For those of you interested in the process of book design, here are some notes about our process: This cover was possibly the hardest one we’ve done so far from a design perspective. We…

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COVER REVEAL: The Reaping

Remy Alexander wants justice. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Sector only to watch her world burn around her, she will defy everyone to find her revenge. Valerian Orlean wants truth. After learning what evils the Sector is truly capable of, he must confront his past in order to create a better…

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GIVEAWAY and Book Review: “The Silent Stars Go By” by Dan Abnett

Okay, first let me say that whoever wins my giveaway contest on this one will be one lucky reader. Don’t forget to comment at the end! Dan Abnett’s THE SILENT STARS GO BY is an awesome book in just about every regard – I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to read and review…

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Book Review: “Fear Of The Dark” by Trevor Baxendale

And I’m proud to announce my first stop on a book tour with a review of FEAR OF THE DARK by Trevor Baxendale! FEAR OF THE DARK stars the 5th Doctor, portrayed in the BBC series by Peter Davison, and accompanied by three companions: Nyssa, Tegan, and Adric. In the book, only Nyssa and Tegan appear…

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IRON MAN 3 – My First Movie Review!

Confession time: I love superhero movies.  I love superhero movies because: A) They’re awesome. Things explode. Bad guys happen and are killed or banished to the end of time (e.g. Loki). The good guys always triumph. B) Superhero movies are a thrilling and entertaining way to explore what defines and unites humanity in all our…

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Book Review: “Disconnect” by Imran Siddiq

I’ve been going on a bit of a YA reading spree lately, but I’ve been fairly disappointed by the fact that so many of the protagonists in this genre are female. I have nothing against female protagonists, but the imbalance in the genre is overwhelming. Where are the books for boys? Where are the coming-of-age…

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Book Review: NEXUS by Ramez Naam

The tagline for the book NEXUS, published by the Angry Robot imprint of Osprey, is “Mankind Gets An Upgrade”, but frankly, I don’t think that does the book justice. Lots of books are about “upgrading” humans, whether through genetic modifications, android additions, or drugs (as is Nexus). The tagline is technically correct: the basic premise of NEXUS…

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Book Review: “Ready, Player One” by Ernest Cline

READY, PLAYER ONE is a vivid and compelling story: a fast-paced sci-fi novel that takes place largely in virtual reality, with a double helping of 1980s pop culture references and video game trivia. Centered around the quest to find an “egg” hidden inside this virtual world that contains the key to the largest private fortune…

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