“Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening” by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Have you ever impulsively purchased a book and then been completely blown away by how mindbogglingly amazing it was? Earlier this summer I was traveling for work, and was horribly sick. In between meetings I stepped into a comic book store and saw the first issue of Monstress. The art was breathtaking, and I immediately grabbedRead more

“The Primary Protocol” by JM Guillen

The Primary Protocol is the second book in The Dossiers of Asset 108, a series of espionage novels about a cybernetically enhanced secret agent trying to save Earth from an invasion of Lovecraftian monsters.  Once again, JM Guillen takes readers on a wild ride through multiple worlds and dimensions our bold heroes struggle to stay alive, findRead more

“Rationality Zero” by J.M. Guillen

In Rationality Zero by J.M. Guillen, James Bond meets H.P Lovecraft as a secret agent attempts to save the world from invading eldritch horrors.  (The dictionary on this computer suggests I change the word “eldritch” to “britches,” which is not at the same, although depending on whose britches could be equally as terrifying.) Michael Bishop is anRead more

“Slave of the Sky Captain” by J.M. Guillen

slave of the sky captain

Slave of the Sky Captain is undoubtedly my favorite thus far in J.M. Guillen’s Lovecraftian saga The Paean of Sundered Dreams.  For any of you who haven’t been following my reviews, The Paean of Sundered Dreams is a series of novellas that are set in the same world and linked together by thematic content.  In each story soRead more

H. P. Lovecraft – Stories, Part 2

During the R.I.P. Challenge this fall, I had decided to read some Lovecraft.  The challenge has already ended, but I’m still going to continue what I started.  Today I’m going to talk about two of H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories–“The Lurking Fear” and “The Rats in the Walls.” The Lurking Fear Like “Herbert West:  Reanimator,”Read more