Category Archives: Book Reviews

AISFP Book Review: ODD MEN OUT by Matt Betts

Odd Men Out by Matt Betts My rating: 4 of 5 stars Review Excerpt: These characters’ journeys from outcast to hero set in a creatively-built playground made Odd Men Out an enjoyable read and Matt Betts an author to follow. … Continue reading

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Book Review: READY PLAYER ONE by Ernist Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4 of 5 stars Took a friend’s advice to make this my Audible pick this month because of Wil Wheaton’s narration and am very happy with the outcome. Even though I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: FIEND by Peter Stenson

REVIEW SUMMARY: The zombie apocalypse has never been more engrossing, heart-wrenching, or personal. I rooted for this hero with held breath. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A pair of drug addicts open their window to a zombie apocalypse, run for their … Continue reading

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Book Review: vN by Madeline Ashby

vN by Madeline Ashby My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars A more formal review will go up on SF Signal soon, but for now, here are my thoughts. I’m very impressed with this debut novel from Madeline Ashby. She excels at making … Continue reading

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Book Reviews and Podcasts Off-Site

I’ve been contributing a lot to the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast and SF Signal as a book reviewer. Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve delivered recently: SF SIGNAL Book Review: THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY by … Continue reading

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Book Review: NO RETURN by Zachary Jernigan

No Return by Zachary Jernigan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is my review fresh off of finishing today. A more polished review will appear on SF Signal sometime in the future. NO RETURN displays the kind of prose, … Continue reading

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SF Signal Book Review: Shift Omnibus by Hugh Howey

Here’s a sneak preview of my review of Shift Omnibus at SF Signal. It contains spoilers for Wool, but only minor plot summaries for Shift, which may or may not be considered spoilers. If you are new to this series, check … Continue reading

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Book Review: Second Shift – Order by Hugh Howey

In my review of First Shift, I debated the reading order between Wool 1 and First Shift, but Second Shift makes it clear that Wool Omnibus should be read before Second Shift. For this reason, I’m assuming that anyone looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: First Shift – Legacy by Hugh Howey

Frequenters to my site know Hugh Howey is one of my favorite authors, ever since I came across his novelette, “The Plagiarist,” and quickly thereafter, Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) (Silo Saga). If you haven’t read Hugh yet, … Continue reading

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SF Signal Book Review: HELLHOLE by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

In case you haven’t seen, my review of Hellhole is now up at SF Signal. This tag-team writing duo wrote some of my favorite books in their Dune prequels, and it surprises me to see such adamant haters of their … Continue reading

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