Book Review – Dead Man's Hand (Anthology) by John Joseph Adams

“The game’s ‘Weird West,’ no limit, and everything’s wild.” If you’ve never heard of the Weird West genre, don’t feel too disconnected. I had no idea such a thing existed until I picked up Dead Man’s Hand – Anthology of the Weird West edited by John Joseph Adams. I knew the stuff I’ve been writing (Wolf’s Tail and The Soul Hook) had …

Book Review – Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

“Tigana, let my memory of you be like a blade in my soul.” Have you ever ripped through the first half of a book only to find yourself slowing down toward the end? Not because you’ve lost interest, but because you know the story will end and you’re afraid you know how it’s going to end and you fret for the characters you’ve grown to …

Book Review – Zero by J.S. Collyer

“A little faith wouldn’t go amiss, Commander.” Disclosure: I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this novel directly from the author. Zero is the debut novel from author J.S. Collyer and the first in a series of what promises to be a restless, back-of-your-skull-pinned-to-the-seat ride for classical science fiction aficionados. If you’re looking for hard sci-fi, look elsewhere. Zero is more Star Wars than 2001: A Space Odyssey. …

Review – The Android's Dream by John Scalzi

Though the cover art and title lead one to believe otherwise, The Android’s Dream has nothing to do with androids or their dreams. It’s more of a literary wink-wink-nod to Philip K. Dick. This is the first and only work by John Scalzi that I’ve read. I actually received the book via a Secret Santa exchange run on Librarything. You may have also …

Review – Halo: Cryptum by Greg Bear

The friend that lent me I, Robot thought I’d also enjoy Cryptum by Greg Bear. The book is set in the Halo universe, something I’m not overly familiar with.  Beyond shooting friends in the virtual face about eight years ago, I must admit I didn’t know much about the backdrop. I also admit that had I seen this book on Amazon or the local …

I, Beatbox32

I discovered that one of my coworkers is an avid reader like myself. We were discussing several books last week and the conversation ended up something like this (embellishments added for More Drama™): “Did you like I, Robot?” “I never read the book. The Will Smith movie was… eh.” “You… you’ve never read the book? Are you serious?” I directed …