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Review of Distaff

| August 14, 2019

I’ve just reviewed Distaff, which is a collection of nine sci-fi stories by women authors. You can check out my review at Mad Scientist Journal. It’s a nice quick read, too, which releases tomorrow at WorldCon. If you’re in Dublin, check it out there! If not, grab yourself a copy online!

Review of The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

| August 7, 2019

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal, this time for a non-speculative fiction book! The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar is a historical fiction book about the women pilots of the WASPs during World War II. It’s a wonderful look at a little-known piece of history, with compelling characters and excellent writing. If […]

Review of Claiming T-Mo by Eugen Bacon

| July 31, 2019

I’ve been a reading machine lately, and my first of several reviews is up at MSJ today! Claiming T-Mo is a wonderful speculative fiction, multi-generational novel involving otherworldly beings and family relationships. You can read my review here or check out the book (out on August 13) here!

TV Show Recommendation: Reign

| July 17, 2019

When Jeremy has stuff that takes him out of the apartment on the weekends, I often wind up watching period dramas, usually loosely based on history. But they cancelled Versailles and I finished up Tudors, so I poked around Netflix a bit until I stumbled across Reign. I’ve mentioned before that I tend to like my period dramas […]

Review of The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes

| July 10, 2019

My latest review for Mad Scientist Journal is up, today for a wonderful noir detective story with imaginary friends, called The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes. If this sounds like a weird mashup of genres, I can assure you that it both is, and that it is also SO perfect. The book is filled with imaginative characters […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, July 2019

| July 3, 2019

Reading: Slush for Mad Scientist Journal, books for review, and re-reading stories for I Didn’t Break the Lamp as we proofread them. The slush will go into the final issues of Mad Scientist Journal, and the book reviews will be posted there too. I Didn’t Break the Lamp will be out in October! Watching: Season 3 of Jessica […]

Cool Kickstarter: Superhero Pride Enamel Mask Pins

| June 26, 2019

I’ve backed this Kickstarter in the hopes that they’ll unlock some of the other pride pins, because I’d love to have a couple of different enamel mask pins to wear. It runs until the end of June, so if you, too, would like some awesome pins, check it out and back it!

Review of Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks

| June 19, 2019

My newest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. Today, I’m reviewing Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks, which is the sequel collection to Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures, which I reviewed back in January. Wireless is three more stories featuring the same characters as Murder on the Titania, and they […]

Show Recommendation: Good Omens

| June 12, 2019

We’ve been looking forward to the Good Omens TV show since they announced it, and now that it’s here, it’s just as delightful and wonderful as I hoped. I read the book long enough ago that I don’t remember details, but there are little bits, here and there, that I do remember with great glee when […]

Music Recommendation: Pentagon

| June 5, 2019

One of the things I’ve learned since starting to listen to K-pop is that the groups primarily play in ENORMOUS stadiums. A friend of mine saw BTS in New York recently, and the stadium there is VAST. Seattle doesn’t have a stadium or arena of the appropriate size to host these sorts of groups, so […]