New Review – Winning Mars

My newest review has gone live over at I take a look at Jason Stoddard’s Winning Mars, in which a television executive tries to take the reality show to the Red Planet. Go see what I had to say, … Continue reading

New Tor.Com Review – New Cthulhu

My latest review for has gone live. I take a lengthy look at Paula Guran’s latest reprint anthology, New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird. Go check it out. Also, don’t forget: in celebration of my 1000th archived review, I’m running … Continue reading

A Review Milestone! And A Contest!

I just noticed that I have posted 1000 reviews to my website. One freaking thousand individual posts. That covers over a decade’s worth of books from Absolute Magnitude, Science Fiction Chronicle, Realms of Fantasy, Green Man Review, SF Site, and … Continue reading

New Book Review Live on

As I mentioned a while back, I’ve started contributing YA book reviews to Just because Realms of Fantasy has shut its doors one last time doesn’t mean I’ll stop doing what I love. The first of my YA reviews … Continue reading

dancergirl, by Carol M. Tanzman (HarlequinTeen, 2011)

Alicia “Lia” Ruffino’s passion is dancing. She started with ballet, but now her talents run more to the modern style. She’s on the fast track to getting a solo at her dance studio’s next big show, but it’s random chance … Continue reading

My First Tor Post Is Live!

As the title says, my first review/appreciation post for has gone live. I’m quite pleased and honored to be part of the Tor blogger family, and I hope people will drop by to check it out, comment, and share … Continue reading

New Reviews Online

With the unfortunate closure of Realms of Fantasy, the review column I submitted for the December 2011 issue has been orphaned. (Even another miracle save would probably lead to delays and then the reviews wouldn’t be timely, and we can’t … Continue reading

Drink, Slay, Love, by Sarah Beth Durst (Simon & Schuster, 2011)

Teen vampire Pearl’s life is thrown into disarray when she’s staked by a unicorn. Instead of killing her, the experience changes her, granting her the ability to survive in sunlight. Her Family promptly sends her to infiltrate high school, to … Continue reading

Variant, by Robison Wells (HarperTeen, 2011)

When Benson Fisher receives a scholarship to the exclusive Maxfield Academy, he dreams of finally escaping the never-ending string of foster homes. What he discovers, is far worse. Part prison, part Darwinist nightmare, there is no escape from the arbitrary … Continue reading

The Shattering, by Karen Healy (Little, Brown, 2011)

Keri, Janna and Sione have one thing in common: they’ve each lost an older brother under tragic circumstances. Convinced that it’s more than coincidence, they dig deep, discovering a rash of similar deaths over the years, all linked to their … Continue reading