“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

“The Girl With All the Gifts” by M.R. Carey

the girl with all the gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey is not your average zombie story.  It starts out from the perspective of Melanie, a little girl who is being raised in an institution.  She spends most of her life strapped down and restrained, and doesn’t realize how unusual this is because all the kids sheRead more

“The Black Fire Concerto” by Mike Allen

After seeing glowing reviews at The Little Red Reviewer, Lynn’s Book Blog, and Just Book Reading, I knew I had to read The Black Fire Concerto.  I’m on a book-buying hiatus until the government shutdown ends and I have a regular paycheck again, but lucky for me, it is available through the Kindle Owner’s LendingRead more

“Moonheart” by Charles de Lint

  And, yet again, I return to Charles de Lint.  “Moonheart” is a bit different from his other novels, though, in that it is set in Ottawa rather than Newford.  There’s still a neat blend of Celtic and Native American mythology, but there is oh so much more. The story starts out when Sara Kendall,Read more