Sudden Mission by Guy L. Pace. Vox Dei Publishing. 198 pages. Once again I find myself reviewing a book from the Christian speculative fiction thread of Goodreads. Authors and reviewers there agreed to read, critique and review each others books. It’s been a good opportunity for me to meet and see some new and exciting … More Review: “Sudden Mission” by Guy L. Pace
Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt. Penguin Group. 384 pages. I’m a fan of time-travel stories. Let me clarify that: I’m a fan of well-written time-travel stories. Time travel is one of those memes that sounds great and exciting but can lead you down either the rabbit hole of cliches such as “let’s kill … More Review: “Time Travelers Never Die” by Jack McDevitt
Little do most readers know, that there are two ways they can pay the author for the story that they read. First, there is the obvious: pony up some shekels and pay the old fashioned way. But in this new age of social networks, authors depend more and more on word of mouth to sell … More Payback from Readers. Or Not.
Kingdom Come by Justin Coogle. Amazon Digital Services. 406 pages. This is the second book that I have read and reviewed as a result of a thread I joined on Goodreads directed at those who write Christian speculative fiction. While the first book was a bit of a disappointment, this one was a pleasant surprise. … More Review: “Kingdom Come” by Justin Coogle
Invasion (Tales of Mighty Men Book 1) by David Bergsland. 218 pages. For purposes of transparency, I need to state that I came upon this book when I was assigned it on Goodreads as part of a thread on Christian speculative fiction. The authors and readers there agreed to review each other’s books for the … More Review: “Invasion” by David Bergsland
Killing England: The Struggle for American Independence. Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Henry Holt Publishers. 340 pages. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I picked up this book from our university library. I’m not a fan of Bill O’Reilly, although I am familiar with the “Killing” series. Bill O’Reilly is, of course, famous … More Review: “Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken. TwelveBooks.com. 406 Pages. I teach one of my classes in a classroom in the university library. I also tutor students there. When things are quiet, I like to wander over to the New Books section of the library and peruse through what’s coming out, both for … More Review: “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate” by Al Franken