Jul
04
2020
6

Books of the Week: The Darkness series.

I’m rereading Harry Turtledove’s Darkness series. It’s basically the retelling of World War II through a fantasy lens, with a lot of linguistic and anthropological jokes crammed in. Turtledove might be getting a little, ah, cranky at times lately, but this is good stuff. Worth checking out.

Jun
27
2020
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Book of the Week: The Necronomnomnom.

I kept being asked, Brother, have you seen the Necronomnomnom? Eventually I failed my SAN check and bought it. It came in the mail today – and the drinks menu alone seems guaranteed to send one’s consciousness fleeing to the peace and safety of a new dark age.

Yeah, I’ll stop now. I bought it in large part for the seafood recipes anyway, although I don’t think I want to cook octopus. They’re just a little too bright for my liking.

Jun
20
2020
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Book of the Week: Devolution.

Buy the Kindle version of Devolution, though: I’m reading it now, and I’m liking it now, but twenty-seven bucks for a paperback is God-damned absurd*. So is fifteen bucks for a Kindle book, but I’ll let it slide this one time because Max Brooks wrote it and I want to see what he does with Bigfoot. Also, the social commentary is already pretty good.

Moe Lane

*Admittedly, that version is large-print. And I had a perfectly good rant up and written on the subject, too.

Jun
13
2020
1

Book of the Week: Frozen Dreams.

Frozen Dreams is Moe Lane’s first book, and some of you might find it to be of at least slight interest. It’s described as a “post-apocalyptic high urban fantasy detective novel,” which is admittedly somewhat ambitious of the man. Check it out! Pre-order now, but it comes out on Kindle Monday. and print via KDP soon after.

Jun
06
2020
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Book of the Week: “Normandy ’44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France.”

Cheap it is not, even in Kindle form, but then: Normandy ’44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France clocks in at over 800 pages. I haven’t read it, yet, but I hear that it’s excellent. And certainly this is the right day to order it.

May
30
2020
1

Book of the Week: Flameweaver.

Margaret Ball’s Flameweaver is very interesting, and an old favorite of mine. It’s a fantasy novel about a young woman (denied control over her magic because of an injury) who must go on a quest to find Items of Power, in order to defend her land against a pitiless foe. Quite potent Items, too, with a fell name: ‘Martini-Henry rifles.’ It’s a real shame it’s not on Kindle yet, but whaddya gonna do?

May
23
2020
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Book of the Week: Superego: Fathom.

Superego: Fathom is Frank J. Fleming’s second book in his Superego SF hitman series; I finally got around to starting it this afternoon. It’s good: Frank’s main character has a highly entertaining mindset, as long as it’s not aimed at you. Well worth picking up for the Kindle.

May
16
2020
1

Book of the Week: Deluxe Planetary Batman.

I’m getting the impression that the hardcover price of Deluxe Planetary Batman may not be worth the price. Be it as it may, the e-book version price is worth it. This is a great story.

May
02
2020
6

Book of the Week: They Called Me Wyatt.

I was half-tempted to not deal with the BS that might revolve around picking Natasha Tynes’ They Called Me Wyatt, but to heck with it. It’s a good book so far and everything else I’m reading this week is an eARC anyway. So check it out.

Apr
25
2020
4

Book of the Week: …I don’t know, sorry.

I’m not gonna say mine, because it isn’t out yet; and I’ve been busy on that and other stuff all blessed week. So I don’t have a clue. Suggestions?

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