Empire of the Ants, by Bernard Werber (translated by Margaret Rocques) (Bantam Books, 1998)

As advanced a civilization as we are, we are not alone on this world. There are other races living alongside us, possessing language, and culture, and purposes that we can barely begin to comprehend. No, this isn’t the X-Files, nor … Continue reading

Chris Chandler, Collaborations (Prime CD, 1998)

I never realized just how much ignorance was bliss, until I started listening to the Chris Chandler CD Collaborations, knowing absolutely nothing about it or the artist, save for the category, “singer-songwriter.” Now, that category can encompass a lot of … Continue reading

Unshapely Things and Unquiet Dreams by Mark Del Franco (Ace, 2007 and 2008)

Once upon a time, Connor Grey was a hotshot member of the Ward Guild, a druid on the fast track to importance and power. That is, until a traumatic encounter with an ecoterrorist elf left him crippled magically and forced … Continue reading