Book Review: The Postmortal by Drew Magary

Drew Magary's The Postmortal is an intriguing pre-apocalyptic at a world where science has finally provided the 'cure' for old age and near immortality requires only a relatively inexpensive gene therapy. Diseases are still fatal. There are still accidents and murder, but eternal life is suddenly a very real possibility. The novel takes the form... Continue Reading →

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix's Horrorstor is a good old-fashioned haunted house story. This is, on the surface, an odd observation to make of a novel formatted like a retail catalogue, and set in Orsk, a furniture store with more than a passing resemblance to Ikea. Hendrix has a great deal of fun with the concept. Each chapter... Continue Reading →

Quozl by Alan Dean Foster: Book Review

First published in 1989 and recently released in a new edition, Alan Dean Foster's Quozl is the comic tale of a race of extraterrestrial rabbits who intend to colonize the third planet from the sun, only to discover it is already occupied, by humans. Foster spends a good portion of the novel developing the Quozl... Continue Reading →

The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes

  I have a weakness for amusingly loquacious titles and Drew Hayes' The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant certainly qualifies. The novel follows the misadventures of Fredrick Frankford Fletcher, a timid twentysomething accountant who, as the title suggests, finds himself turned into a vampire. Fred increasingly finds himself forced into... Continue Reading →

The Darkest Side of Saturn by Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor spent many years working for NASA navigating Voyager, Cassini, Mars Polar Lander, Galileo, and Messenger throughout the solar system. His expertise and experience shines through in The Darkest Side of Saturn, an ambitious, engaging, occasionally satirical and profound exploration of science, faith, what in means to be human, and ultimately the nature of... Continue Reading →

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