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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: 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 […]

A Reader’s Review of Brass and Glass 2

| July 17, 2018

I’ve gotten my first review for Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map! In case you’ve been waiting to see what other people have thought of it, one reader says: Same fascinating world and characters but tighter writing and a solid, entertaining pace. The author is clearly growing into her art and a fun and unique […]

Review of Full Throttle by Jon Hartless

| January 3, 2018

My first book review of 2018 is up at Mad Scientist Journal. Today, I’m reviewing Full Throttle by Jon Hartless, which is a steampunk/dieselpunk competitive car racing novel, set in an alternate Edwardian era. If that sounds like a lot of different things, it most certainly is, but it weaves them all together, along with social […]

2018 Planning

| January 2, 2018

Yesterday, I talked about what I accomplished in 2017. I managed to get a lot of writing, reviewing, and editing done. 2018 will be similarly ambitious! This year, I’m writing a bit more detail about what I plan to work on, so that I can track it better at the end of the year! In […]

Review of Of Rooks & Ravens

| November 1, 2017

In September, I posted an interview with Nathan Crowder about his new book, Of Rooks & Ravens. Now, I’ve just written a review of the same book for Mad Scientist Journal. You can check out my review here, and you can find his book on Amazon!  

Book Recommendations?

| September 6, 2017

I’m reaching the end of my “to be read for reviews” pile, and I’m looking for more books to read and review. If you want to know about what I’m looking for, check out Mad Scientist Journal‘s book review policy. Since I also write reviews for Girl Cooties, I’m often more interested in books written by women […]

Review of Six-Gun Snow White

| August 30, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. This week, it’s for Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente. You might have noticed that I really like books by Cat Valente. This one was no exception! Check it out here!

Review of Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir

| August 16, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today. This one is for a Norse steampunk fantasy novel that was funded through a Kickstarter a few years ago. It’s been waiting on my Kindle for quite some time, but I only just got to read it! You can check out my review here!

Review of Starfall

| August 9, 2017

My latest review for Mad Scientist Journal is Jessie Kwak’s novella, Starfall. It’s the first in a series of novellas, but the second is already out, in case you’re the type who doesn’t want to wait to read the sequel. You can check out my review here!