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Review of Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

| October 17, 2018

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today. This week, it’s Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield, a novella of time travel, steampunk, and science fiction. It’s a very quick read, but enjoyable all the way through! This book comes out on November 6th, but you can preorder it now!

Review of Bikes Not Rockets

| October 10, 2018

It’s fitting that I’ve just finished reading and reviewing a book about bikes, since I’m getting ready to go on a bike trip … sort of. I won’t actually be on a bike, but I’ll be accompanying my mom and sisters on a bike trip as their driver. This way, we can throw all of […]

Movie Recommendations for Halloween

| October 3, 2018

One of the things that’s often fun to do in the days leading up to Halloween is watching appropriately “spooky” movies. Not everyone enjoys the same level of horror or scares, so “spooky” can be a wide range of things. When I was in grad school, some of my friends and I embarked on a […]

Book Recommendations: Cobalt City

| September 19, 2018

Sometimes, I only wind up reading books because I’m editing them, and that’s the case with the books I’m talking about today. I’ve recently edited three books for DefCon One Publishing in the Cobalt City Universe, which I also write in. All of these books are re-releases, but I did a little bit of polishing […]

Round Ups of Short Stories

| September 12, 2018

There are a ton of new short stories published every month, and it’s hard to know where to start reading. Luckily, Maria Haskins does a monthly round-up of science fiction and fantasy short stories for Barnes & Noble, so you can find some that she’s enjoyed here! You can also check out Quick Sip Reviews […]

Comic Book Round Up: Captain Marvel

| September 5, 2018

My comic book reading this past week has been exclusively Captain Marvel. And thus we have a tale of two series. Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Down (2013) I read the first book in the 2013 run of Captain Marvel, In Pursuit of Flight, a while back, and I recall having enjoyed it. My experience with Down […]

Comic Book Round Up: Image and Marvel and More

| August 29, 2018

I’ve been trying to work through my overwhelming stacks of graphic novels, so I’ll be posting brief reviews here, with occasional links to my longer reviews. This week’s selections were primarily Image Comics, with some Marvel Comics and other ones too. Paper Girls Volume 1 (Image Comics) Quick take: Teenage girls in the late 1980s deal […]

Review of To Another Abyss!

| August 22, 2018

I lived in small college towns from 1992 to 2007–from the time I graduated high school to when I moved to Seattle. And being semi-artistic myself, and having many artistic friends, I was always sort of right on the edge of the art scene of one variety or another. So reading Zach Bartlett’s To Another Abyss! […]

Mini-Comic Book Reviews on my Instagram!

| August 15, 2018

I’m taking a few weeks off from reviewing new books and digging deep into my TOWER of graphic novels that Jeremy has so patiently been curating for me. It’s threatening to overtake the hallway, so it’s high time for me to start working through it. (It was actually high time for me to start working […]

Review of Once Upon a Fact

| August 8, 2018

I’ve got another book review up this week at Mad Scientist Journal, for an anthology of futuristic fairy tales called Once Upon a Fact. If this sounds like the sort of thing you might enjoy, you can check out my review here!