Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Knuckleduster Review at Buzzy Mag

The good folks over at Buzzy Mag have published another review I wrote for them. The first couple of paragraphs and a link are below, enjoy.

As a side note they have raised their rates for fiction authors from $.05/word to $.10/word up to 10,000 words.

There’s the old adage about not judging a book by its cover (though sometimes publishers may spend several thousand dollars designing them). The same could probably be said about judging a book by a blurb. Picking up Andrew Post’s, Knuckleduster, one’s not only greeted with poor cover art but the blurb on the front about tempering rage with brass knuckles made this book seem as unappealing as a root canal.

We’re given an interesting protagonist in Brody Calhoun, a veteran who was blinded in an ambush in Egypt. He now makes his money using brass knuckles to beat up men who knock around their wives and girlfriends when they had one too many. The reason he asks for the money is so that he can buy batteries to recharge his carotene lenses that allow him to see. Not only are we given a hero that has an actual disability that he can’t overcome, but he is deathly afraid of his disability taking over his life. This isn’t something he can just push through or learn to live with as if he didn’t have a disability at all (think Rutger Hauer’s character from Blind Fury,1989). Brody has found a way to make money helping people while using loopholes to stay out of jail...more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Deus Ex: The Fall Review at Perihelion SF

Perihelion has published a video game review I've done for them. I haven't reviewed any media aside from books for a long time now and it felt a little odd getting back into it but I think I pulled it off alright.

The review is here: It's the last one.

I hope to get back into doing various types of media and products here in the future.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Six Gun Tarot Review at Buzzy Mag

The good people at Buzzy Mag have published another review I wrote for them. The first two paragraphs and a link to the article is below. While you are there check out their site. It's a pretty awesome site with lots of cool links and they give away free stuff from time to time.

Also for fiction writers, they have just raised their pay rates to $.10/word.

 A rootin'-tootin'-shootin'-cthulhun' good time. Or maybe I should say yippie-r'lyeh. I'm all for mixing genres and shattering barriers between them. But if the mixture isn't balanced the whole thing quickly becomes hard to digest.

We start our adventure in 1869 as Jim and his horse, Promise, struggle to make it through the desert. Trailing behind him (and trailing behind each of the characters as we meet them) is a heavy dollop of exposition. The half Indian Sheriff's deputy, Mutt, saves Jim from the desert only to bring him to Golgotha, a town where all kinds of weird things happen and people seem to pretty much take it in stride. Chaos breaks out and we meet the Sheriff, who can't die, and a banker's wife who is part of a secretly trained sect that has all kinds of assassin-type skills. There are a few other characters that unfortunately become viewpoint characters later...(more)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Another review is up at New Myths

New Myths has published another review I wrote for them (currently the feature review). Check it out and feel free to share it: