My Latest “Science of Wonder” Book Review Column Is Up at InterGalactic Medicine Show

ust a quick note to let folks know that my latest book review column for InterGalactic Medicine Show is now online. In this month’s column I review two great books: The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick; and Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele. If you are interested to find out what I thought of these […]

Books Received, 11/25/2012

hen I got back from our Thanksgiving trip, I found a new book had arrived. It’s actually one I am interested in reading so I imagine you might look for a review of it over at InterGalactic Medicine Show early next year. The Fractal Price by Hannu Rajaniemi (TOR)

Mad Fox Brewing Company

esterday was Kelly’s birthday and she selected, for her birthday dinner, to go to a local restaurant we’d never been to before called Mad Fox Brewing Company. The restaurant is located in the City of Falls Church, a short drive from where we live. After work, we put the kids in the car and headed […]

My Latest Book Review Column Is Online at InterGalactic Medicine Show

When I was asked to become the regular science fiction book reviewer for InterGalactic Medicine Show, I was also asked to come up with a title for the column. Alethea Kontis, who does the fantasy book reviews has a clever column title, “Princess Alethea’s Magic Elixer.” What we ultimately settled on for my column title is […]

Books Received, August 2012

Since I became the science fiction book reviewer for InterGalactic Medicine Show, publishers have been kind enough to send me books to review. So far, I haven’t been able to review the books I’ve been sent, mostly because they are either (a) not science fiction; or (b) they are science fiction, but are Book n in a […]

My latest review column is up on InterGalactic Medicine Show

Remember: I pinch-hit the book review column for 2 months while Alethea Kontis was on her book tour. My second review column is now up. If you want to know what I thought of Redshirts by John Scalzi or Taft 2012 by Jason Heller, head on over to IGMS to find out. And, as is sometimes […]

A rental cottage in Castine, Maine: small-town bliss in a family-friendly setting

We just returned from a vacation up in Castine, Maine. I’ll have more to say about the wonderful time we had on vacation, but before I do, I just had to write a review of the place at which we stayed because it was remarkable and the rest of the world needs to know about […]

My first guest book review column for InterGalactic Medicine Show is now online

Remember, I am pinch hitting the book review column in June and July for Alethea Kontis, who has been on her book tour to promote her new novel, Enchanted. My first guest book review column is now online. In it, I take a look at the Million Writer Awards anthology by Jason Sanford, and 2312 by Kim Stanley […]

“If By Reason of Strength…” reviewed in the April 2012 Analog

My novelette, “If By Reason of Strength…” is reviewed by Don Sakers in the April 2012 Analog, which I just received in the mail today. Sakers describes the story as: A thoughtful, engaging SF story at an attractive price… what more could one ask? The story is published through 40K Books in Italy. 40K publishes […]

Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King (5-stars)

Stephen King’s most recent book, 11/22/63, is a time-travel adventure about a man from 2011 who uses a time “bubble” to attempt to prevent the Kennedy assassination. Writing a book  like this is a bold move on the part of Mr. King. In the science fiction realm, time-travel stories are rampant and can easily become […]

Review: Firebird by Jack McDevitt (5-stars)

Jack McDevitt’s latest novel, Firebird (Ace, 2011), is the sixth adventure following Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath. Alex is a well-known antiquities dealer and Chase is his pilot and assistant. After agreeing to look into the value of some objects that once belonged to the famous physicist Christopher Robin (who allegedly disappeared near his home and […]

Nice post about my Vacation in the Golden Age over at RT Book Reviews

Over at RT Book Reviews, Elisa Verna has written a nice post about my Vacation in the Golden Age. This is so cool! I’ve been taking this Vacation primarily for the enjoyment, and blogging about it allows me to share that enjoyment with others. So I’m delighted whenever I discover there are others out there […]

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