Nading’s Caliban has scary monsters in its DNA (and RNA)

It’s always a good thing when you walk into a book and are surprised by how good it is. I’ve never read anything by Miranda Nading before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from her 2014 release, Caliban. Was it going to be a Crichton knockoff? How dark …

Living Planets, Lesbians and Lots of Action In Space

The Stars Are Legion is a very strange and gripping science fiction tale. I can honestly say I’ve never read or seen anything like it. To be honest, you could almost describe it as a magic-less fantasy story set inside of a flesh-and-blood living world that happens to be floating …

The Handmaid’s Tale Ep. 1-3: Setup for a Dark Future

I’d never read Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale. Though, I’m remedying this. I’m barely up to chapter eight. The book, however, has been one of my wife’s favorites for as long as I’ve known her, so the moment she saw the first trailer she was hooked. After seeing …

Pawns is a Slow, Enjoyable Burn With an Engaging Pace

Some books are fast-paced romps; some are even-paced, methodical grippers; and some are just boring. While Pawns, book 1 of Patrick Hodges’ Wielders of Arantha series is not a rollercoaster-ride of a tale, it’s anything but boring. I suppose, to put it into words, it’s a slow burn that builds …

NerdArt Roundup! April 5, 2017

Looks like I’m moving to an every-other-week thing for the NerdArt Roundup. I’m okay with that, I think. One regular post per week, then either a flash fiction or a NerdArt RoundUp! Anyway, had most of these picked out already, but one was apparently deleted. Found a really cool one …

Panic at the Death Star

Rogue One. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard every complaint about it. About Darth Vader’s rapid mobility decline from Rogue One to A New Hope. About the not-quite-perfect human CGI characters. About the over-intensity in Rogue One vs. the somewhat prosaic style of A New Hope.There’s even an article out there …