Reptile Palace Orchestra, Iguana Iguana (Omnium, 1999)

There is just something mind-bogglingly unreal about the Reptile Palace Orchestra. Unreal, surreal, and captivating. I can honestly say that I’ve never heard anything quite like them before. And I’ve listened to a wide range of styles, thanks to Green … Continue reading

Kilt, Four In The Crib (Oh Ha Music/Kilt Music Group Inc, 1999)

“Kilt: From Cape Breton and Newfoundland come four fun-loving musicians with one purpose in mind … to make you dance.” -From the Kilt Web site. Canadian Folk/Celtic. That’s the best way to describe this particular group. It’s a very interesting … Continue reading

Forgotten Fads and Fabulous Flops, by Paul Kirchner (Rhino Records, 1995)

We’ve all had those moments of brilliance, where some idea so astoundingly splendid and mind-bogglingly impressive that we can’t believe no one else has ever thought of it pops into our head. You know, like pet rocks. Paper dresses. Instant … Continue reading

Exploring Harry Potter, by Elizabeth D. Schafer (Beacham Publishing, 2000)

Coming on the heels of the immense, almost unprecedented popularity of the Harry Potter books comes this gem. The full title is Beacham’s Sourcebooks For Teaching Young Adult Fiction: Exploring Harry Potter, and it’s the first in a series that … Continue reading

Changer, by Jane Lindskold (Avon Books, 1998)

“Anything he has studied he can shape. Long ago he committed a vast number of creatures and their variations to memory. Some of the animals he can shape are extinct, but he has made no effort to restore them. To … Continue reading

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Tie-In Omnibus

Angel: Hollywood Noir, by Jeff Mariotte (Pocket Books, 2001) Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All In A Row, by Christopher Golden (Pocket, 2000) Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayer (Pocket, 2001) Buffy The Vampire … Continue reading

Brightly Burning, by Mercedes Lackey (Daw, 2000)

Pol is one of the legendary Heralds of Valdemar, an organization of psychically Gifted men and women who protect their homeland from enemies, both internal and external, with the aid of their Companions, magically-gifted telepathic creatures who take the form … Continue reading