Saturday, June 14, 2014

Defenders review up at PerihelionSF

the good people at Perihelion SF have published another review I wrote for them. The review is for Will McIntosh's new novel, Defenders. It is the second review down. Check it out and feel free to share:

Swords Of Good Men review up at New Myths

The good people at New Myths have published another review I wrote for them. It is a review for Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson. It is a Viking war story. Check it out and check out their new issue while you're there:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer review at Buzzy Mag

The good people at Buzzy Mag have published another review I wrote for them. The review is for Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation, the first book in the Southern Reach trilogy. It is a fantastic book and a fun review to write. Below is the first few paragraphs followed by a link. Check it out and feel free to share.

ne has to wonder, if the Earth will one day get sick of us dumping things into it, drilling things out of it, and just being a pest to it in general. There are a lot of ways for it to fight back: earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis to name a few. But what if it fought back a little more subtly but much faster than the greenhouse effect.

Area X has been deemed unlivable and dangerous. A border has been set up to keep something in and keep people out. Expeditions are sent in. The first reports a paradise untouched by human hands. The second ends in a mass suicide. Further expeditions lead to various terrible results. One thing is clear, something changes you when you go in and what it makes you is dangerous. After months of conditioning and training, the twelfth expedition goes in: all female this time and no names are given. Our protagonist, the biologist, becomes fixated on a tower that is buried in the earth and not on any map. She finds a way to step outside the trappings of Area X and starts to realize that all expeditions are not what they appear and are doomed from the start. The group that sent them in lied to them, but that may not be the only lie. Their entire lives may not have happened until they crossed the border into Area X.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

New short story published!

The new issue of Niteblade is up today and they have published one of my stories. It was my highest rejected story, with over 50 rejections. I always liked it so it has gone under several major rewrites and finally is seeing the light of day. There is a link below to a teaser and you can purchase an e-copy of the magazine for $2.99. Check it out and share.