Sunday, June 24, 2012

HebrewPunk - Lavie Tidhar

Or even Weird Tales. HebrewPunk : The Heist - Lavie Tidhar HebrewPunk : Transylvania Mission - Lavie Tidhar HebrewPunk : Uganda - Lavie Tidhar HebrewPunk : The Dope Fiend - Lavie Tidhar Damn, holy water sprinklers. 3.5 out of 5 For the wolf commandos. Yeah, nazi werewolves. The usual. 3.5 out of 5 Chaliko trip. 3 out of 5 Immortal dead swap, Tzaddik. 3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5

The Heist - Lavie Tidhar

Damn, holy water sprinklers. 3.5 out of 5

Machineries of Silence - Steven Savile

A short, solid fantasy collection. Machineries of Silence : The Song Her Heart Sang - Steven Savile Machineries of Silence : Night of Falling Stars - Steven Savile Machineries of Silence : Ghosts of Love - Steven Savile Machineries of Silence : The Odalisque - Steven Savile Give her the rock. 3 out of 5 Ash and kinslayer release. 3.5 out of 5 Not going to leave, Atynia. 3.5 out of 5 Only Suli. 3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5

The Odalisque - Steven Savile

Only Suli. 3 out of 5

Ghosts of Love - Steven Savile

Not going to leave, Atynia. 3.5 out of 5

Night of Falling Stars - Steven Savile

Ash and kinslayer release. 3.5 out of 5

Wild Things - Douglas Clegg

At 3.50 a rather good short horror collection. Wild Things : The Wolf - Douglas Clegg Wild Things : A Madness of Starlings - Douglas Clegg Wild Things : The American - Douglas Clegg Wild Things : The Dark Game - Douglas Clegg Hunting instructions, sheep boy. 3.5 out of 5 Fledge loss. 3.5 out of 5 Absinthe-lootly obliteration seeking assassination. 4 out of 5 Hoax and Axeman. 3 out of 5 4 out of 5

The Dark Game - Douglas Clegg

Hoax and Axeman. 3 out of 5

A Madness of Starlings - Douglas Clegg

Fledge loss. 3.5 out of 5

500 Words - Robert W. Walker

Werewolf drop. 2.5 out of 5

Starlady and Fast-Friend - George R. R. Martin

A story double. Starlady and Fast Friend : Starlady - George R. R. Martin Starlady and Fast Friend : Fast Friend - George R. R. Martin Golden Boy is gone. 3 out of 5 Angel trap run. 3 out of 5 2.5 out of 5

Swept Away - Sloan Parker

Anniversary special. 3.5 out of 5

Fast-Friend - George R. R. Martin

Angel trap run. 3 out of 5

Starlady - George R. R. Martin

Golden Boy is gone. 3 out of 5

Shivers of Delight - Jenna Byrnes

Double spooky story collection. Shivers of Delight : Sweet Reunion - Jenna Byrnes Shivers of Delight : Saving Grace - Jenna Byrnes Old school style. 3 out of 5 Dog style. 3 out of 5 2.5 out of 5

Saving Grace - Jenna Byrnes

Dog style. 3 out of 5

Sweet Reunion - Jenna Byrnes

Old school style. 3 out of 5

Halloween Candy - Douglas Clegg

A short horror collection. Halloween Candy : Where Flies Are Born - Douglas Clegg Halloween Candy : The Machinery of Night - Douglas Clegg Halloween Candy : 265 and Heaven - Douglas Clegg Joey's not dead. 3 out of 5 Lifesavers thing. 3.5 out of 5 Dead room addition. 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The Machinery of Night - Douglas Clegg

Lifesavers thing. 3.5 out of 5

Where Flies Are Born - Douglas Clegg

Joey's not dead. 3 out of 5

The Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels - Maxim Jakubowski

An anthology of novellas, none of particular note with a handful of good. Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : Night Moves - Michael Perkins Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : Hotel Room Fuck - Maxim Jakubowski Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : Spanking The Maid - Robert Coover Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : Lair Of The Red Witch - O'neil De Noux Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : The Banishing - Mark Ramsden Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : De Sade's Last Stand - William T. Vollmann Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : Speaking Parts - M. Christian Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : The Comfort Of Women - Michael Hemmingson Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : Thief Of Names - Lucy Taylor Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : The Darkling Beetles - Gene Santagada Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : Scratch - Nikki Dillon Mammoth Book Of Short Erotic Novels : The Emperor Of Night - Marilyn Jaye-Lewiss Holiday couple. 3 out of 5 Master history. 2.5 out of 5 Smack ow. 2.5 out of 5 Love Sorceress child. 3 out of 5 Advertising for one who can take it. 3.5 out of 5 Bad Asian trip. 2 out of 5 Pell Arc artificial. 3 out of 5 Book connection. 3.5 out of 5 Crime cheat disease. 3.5 out of 5 TransWorld stratoliner EOS fear. 3 out of 5 Devil honesty. 3 out of 5 Pearl production. 3 out of 5 2 out of 5

The Emperor of Night - Marilyn Jaye-Lewis

Pearl production. 3 out of 5

Scratch - Nikki Dillon

Devil honesty. 3 out of 5

Wheels Within Wheels - F. Paul Wilson

LaNague conspiracy. 2.5 out of 5

Regret Incorporated and Other Very Very Short Stories - R. J. Astruc

SF flash fiction collection. Regret Incorporated : XVI and Deek Escape in the Night - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Judge Jury - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Horror Game Review - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Rabbits and Americans in the Town of Yan - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : What the Pauper Did Next - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Deviation - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Words in White - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Wifetime - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Through Walls - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Diacon - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Miss Shen - R. J. Astruc Regret Incorporated : Regret Incorporated - R. J. Astruc Crazy work. 3 out of 5 Pedophile execution possibility. 3 out of 5 Indy Black. 3 out of 5 Vermin kombi. 2.5 out of 5 Seal had. 2.5 out of 5 Left-handed. Just sorta evil. 3 out of 5 AI dullness. 3 out of 5 Trying to live up to. 2.5 out of 5 Dodgy implants. 3 out of 5 Sprite, like Christine. 3 out of 5 Invincibility expiration. 3 out of 5 Time travel form. 3 out of 5 2. out of 5

Just Friends - Holly Love

Tub party. 3 out of 5

Regret Incorporated - R. J. Astruc

Time travel form. 3 out of 5

In the Wild - Holly Love

Not managing to get away from them all. 2.5 out of 5

Miss Shen - R. J. Astruc

Invincibility expiration. 3 out of 5

Breaking and Entering - Holly Love

Actually kinda belong here. 2 out of 5

Better Than Chocolates - Holly Love

Neighbour Valentine. 2.5 out of 5

Someone Familiar - Holly Love

Beach and more. 2.5 out of 5

School Days - Holly Love

Choose your own. 2.5 out of 5

Foreign Studies - Holly Love

Japan and Katey. 3 out of 5

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Of Ants and Dinosaurs - Liu Cixin

Rulers and conflicts and end of the Cretaceous. 3 out of 5

At the Rave - Holly Love

Scanty time. 1.5 out of 5

How We Left The Desert and Other Stories - R. J. Astruc

A short SF collection. How We Left the Desert : How We Left The Desert - R. J. Astruc How We Left the Desert : In The Shadow of Kakadu - R. J. Astruc How We Left the Desert : Greenwich Mean Time Plus - R. J. Astruc How We Left the Desert : The Vanishing Project - R. J. Astruc Trouble with time. 3.5 out of 5 Alien spirit. 3 out of 5 Punk ride. 3 out of 5 Double vortex wanna leave. 3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5

Good Girl Bad Girl - Holly Love

Religious one no fun. 2.5 out of 5

The Vanishing Project - R. J. Astruc

Double vortex wanna leave. 3.5 out of 5

College Exploration - Holly Love

Booze advisor. 2.5 out of 5

Greenwich Mean Time Plus - R. J. Astruc

Punk ride. 3 out of 5

Naughty Valentine - Holly Love

Daughter roommate bust. 2 out of 5

In the Shadow of Kakadu - R. J. Astruc

Alien spirit. 3 out of 5

How We Left the Desert - R. J. Astruc

Trouble with time. 3.5 out of 5

Like A Thorn - Cecilia Tan

The better sort of fractured fairy tale. Like A Thorn : Cinder Feet - Mari Ness Like A Thorn : The Princess and Peony - Mercy Loomis Like A Thorn : The Last Mistress of the Chatelaine - Kieran Wyn Dewhurst Like A Thorn : That Wicked Witchcraft - Sunny Moraine Like A Thorn : Skin Deep - Shanna Germain Dealing with the rest of her. 3 out of 5 Sleeping and washing. 3 out of 5 Marriage servant not in the room full of dead. 3.5 out of 5 Circe busts a pair of crims. 3.5 out of 5 Beast tied. 3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5

Skin Deep - Shanna Germain

Beast tied. 3 out of 5

Off the Wall at Callahan's - Spider Robinson

Bar writings. 3.5 out of 5

That Wicked Witchcraft - Sunny Moraine

Circe busts a pair of crims. 3.5 out of 5

The Slave Factory - Julian Darius

Of priests and prisoners. 3.5 out of 5

The Last Mistress Of The Chatelaine - Kieran Wyn Dewhurst

Marriage servant not in the room full of dead. 3.5 out of 5

What Price Vengeance - C. L. Werner

On some mercenaries. 3 out of 5

The Princess and Peony - Mercy Loomis

Sleeping and washing. 3 out of 5

Cinder Feet - Mari Ness

Dealing with the rest of her. 3 out of 5

Diacon - R. J. Astruc

Sprite, like Christine. 3 out of 5

Final Orbit - Nigel Brown

The decommissioning of the American space station and being outstripped by other countries leads to the final commander discovering some unusual sabotage. 3.5 out of 5

Sleeping With the Enemy - Sienna Mynx

Dodgy girl bags law enforcement boy. Whoops. 3 out of 5

Fisher's Gambit - Stephen Gaskell

A desperate Kuiper Belt prospector separated from family takes AI fake genius bait. 4 out of 5

Yules Tidisian - Kate Hill

Xenos warship. 2.5 out of 5

Tell Me A Story - Leigh Kimmel

The Man in the Moon kid's book gets used going into the future. 3.5 out of 5

Eyes Wide Shut - Meredith Shayne

Engineering a Flying Doctor. 3 out of 5

Adrift on the Sea of Rains - Ian Sales

An alternate history of a Cold War that escalated into apocalypse. A hotshot fighter pilot (of the not so mythical SR-91 Blackbird successor in this reality) and colonel responsible for a shootdown incident that helped heighten tensions is given a command of the US moonbase. The apocalypse part happens while they are there. So the small contingent of nine men manning the base is cut off. To make things weirder, they have the Nazi Bell. Here they can use the strange advanced energy device to cross worlds with a bit of jerryrigging. A functioning Earth is what they need to find to survive given their lack of supplies. As an added bonus this short book has appendices that list all the Apollo missions for this story, the terminology and also a reading list of fictional and real space science work of interest. All in all, this is excellent. Ebook, hardback or paperback, take your pick. 4.5 out of 5

Lucky Boy - Summer Michaels

Island decision. 3 out of 5

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Snares - Vincent Diamond

Cat undercover intel. 3 out of 5

Officer Needs Help - David Sullivan

A cop struggles with identity in seventies San Francisco. 3 out of 5

Instructing Sarah - Anne Rainey

Neighbour lessons. 3 out of 5

Serial Killers Incorporated - Andy Remic

A degenerate muckracking reporter gets himself mixed up in an otherworldly serial killer recruiter vs hunter of conflict thanks to falling prey to the wife of a Romanian gangster. Murder and mayhem ensue. 3.5 out of 5

Devil's Cuckold - Alex Anders

Couple pick. 3 out of 5

Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity - Julian Darius

A two-story horror collection. Shedding Skin : Shedding Skin - Julian Darius Shedding Skin : Inherited Things - Julian Darius Old ritual breakdown lizard. 3.5 out of 5 Old family chains. 3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5

Yes Sir - Ellis Carrington

New Orleans clubwise. 2.5 out of 5

Inherited Things - Julian Darius

Old family chains. 3 out of 5

Free To Fly - Belinda McBride

Nope, you gotta stay. 3 out of 5

Shedding Skin - Julian Darius

Old ritual breakdown lizard. 3.5 out of 5

The Riding Crop - Karyn Gerrard

Client spouse rehab. 3 out of 5

Drawn Into Darkness - Kevin Quigley

About Stephen King comic adaptations. 3.5 out of 5

Time To Remember - Kim Dare

Master soldier. 2.5 out of 5

Flannel Board - Norman Prentiss

Bad paper points. 2.5 out of 5

Taken - Kate Sherwood

More right direction. 2 out of 5

Surf's Up - Kevin Quigley

A short horror poetry collection. 2.5 out of 5

Bourbon Affair - Eliza Gayle

Goddess, do it. 2.5 out of 5

Once Upon A New Year's Eve - Azalea Moone

Bully reunion. 2 out of 5

Through Walls - R. J. Astruc

Dodgy implants. 3 out of 5

Luscious Love - Zach Sweets

Lip reading admission. 2.5 out of 5

The Good The Bad and the Ugly - Bev Vincent

About eight secondary characters from the Dark Tower series. 3 out of 5

Graham: Training the Earth-Born Lord - Brenna Lyons

True Keen drive. 2 out of 5

Sweet Punishment - Celia Jade

Sleepwalking excuse, yes. 3 out of 5

Love's Passion - Mica Jade

At sea from wedding. 2.5 out of 5

A White Cougar Christmas - Eliza Gayle

With biting and mating. 3 out of 5

Beauty Touched the Beast - Skye Warren

Sprung by the cleaner is a good thing. 3.5 out of 5

Twice as Irresistible - Annalynne Russo

Vampire bar story. 3 out of 5

Deliberately Bound - Ava March

Books and tying. 3 out of 5

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hot Tub Sleepover - Holly Love

Daughter and friends. 3 out of 5

My College Roommate - Holly Love

New girl surprise. 3.5 out of 5

Blackbirds - Chuck Wendig

A low-rent itinerant drifter with a troubled past is somewhat out of the ordinary. When she touches people she will see exactly how and when they will die, if not exactly where. A smart and entertainingly foul-mouthed and black humoured young lass she gets into even more trouble than a life of paint stripper booze and petty crime of opportunity. A con artist spots her as a potential partner. A con artist with a load of appropriated drugs and a rather nasty pair of sociopathic henchpeople after him. This horror crime story is rather better than it sounds for the main character. A very good book. 4 out of 5

Sweat On Sweat - Holly Love

Sauna surprise. 3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thief of Names - Lucy Taylor

Crime cheat disease. 3.5 out of 5

The Comfort of Women - Michael Hemmingson

Book connection. 3.5 out of 5

Speaking Parts - M. Christian

Pell Arc artificial. 3 out of 5

De Sade's Last Stand - William T. Vollmann

Bad Asian trip. 2 out of 5

The Banishing - Mark Ramsden

Advertising for one who can take it. 3.5 out of 5

Lair of the Red Witch - O'Neil De Noux

Love Sorceress child. 3 out of 5

Spanking the Maid - Robert Coover

Smack ow. 2.5 out of 5

Hotel Room Fuck - Maxim Jakubowski

Master history. 2.5 out of 5

Night Moves - Michael Perkins

Holiday couple. 3 out of 5

Leaper - Jenny Diski

After under train excitement. 3 out of 5

In the Prick of Time - Susan Dooley

Memories of. 3 out of 5

Like Twin Stars - Kelly Clark

A very rare beast, a short anthology of bisexual erotic science fiction and fantasy. Like Twin Stars : The Dancers' War - N. K. Jemisin Like Twin Stars : Incubus Succubus - Neil James Hudson Like Twin Stars : The Travesties - Giselle Renarde Clan challenge. 3.5 out of 5 Demon visit maturation. 3.5 out of 5 Intersex it is. 3.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5

Incubus Succubus - Neil James Hudson

Demon visit maturation. 3.5 out of 5

The Dancers' War - N. K. Jemisin

Clan challenge. 3.5 out of 5

The Travesties - Giselle Renarde

Intersex it is. 3.5 out of 5

Model Behaviour - Delaney Diamond

Not keeping it in Australia. 2.5 out of 5

Once Upon A Dragon - Jambrea Jo Jones

A bit of Blaze. 2.5 out of 5

Making Up - Dakota Trace

Between Earth and Venus. 2.5 out of 5

Playing Doctor - S. L. Armstrong

Checkup right way. 3 out of 5

Awakening - Ed Beale

Fairy paint power. 2.5 out of 5

Teasing the Wildcat - Mina Carter

Bonded tickling. 3 out of 5

Last Christmas - Shawn Lane

Another chance. 2 out of 5

Breaking Waves - Scarlet Blackwell

I still like you quite a lot, beached. 3 out of 5

Pleasures of Somerville Park - Ava March

Henry saddle rack. 2.5 out of 5

Tom or an Improbable Tail - Ruth Sims

Cat law pursuit. 2.5 out of 5

Rapport - Carole Cummings

Lovely Skel. 2.5 out of 5

Popping the Question - Diana DeRicci

With whipped cream. 2.5 out of 5

Homecoming - Brenna Lyons

Xxanian elder done. 2.5 out of 5

Hey, There's Fur In my Wedding Cake - Stephani Hecht

Fate kick. 2.5 out of 5

The Union - Samantha Sommersby

Agent partnership approval. 3 out of 5

The Magic of Lammas - Rowena Sudbury

Yon turn, cariad. 2 out of 5

Tempting Tessa - Olivia Brynn

Boss ride. 3 out of 5

Joy Ride - J. M. Snyder

Race challenge. 2.5 out of 5

Blood On the Harvest Moon - Stella Price and Audra Price

Satyr style. 2.5 out of 5

A Love For All Nights - Jessica Coulter Smith

Blood included. 3 out of 5

You Melted Me - Kari Gregg

Changing the fraternisation rules. 3 out of 5

Deliberately Unbound - Ava March

Cuff check. 2.5 out of 5

Erotic Retreat - Gia Blue

Setup holiday show. 3.5 out of 5

Jungle Heat - Rachel Haimowitz

Raid rescue realisation. 3 out of 5

Breaking Point - S. L. Armstrong

Malachi Phinn boss. 2.5 out of 5

How Dirty Are You? - Allie Beck

Rubbish achievement. 3 out of 5

Alec's Reward - Kim Dare

Chain happy. 2.5 out of 5

The Sleeping - Stella Price and Audra Price

Succubus ball. 2.5 out of 5

On Santa's Lap - Holly Love

Elf ask. 2 out of 5

If You Show Me - Holly Love

Has to be fair. 3 out of 5

Wifetime - R. J. Astruc

Trying to live up to. 2.5 out of 5

18 Candles - Holly Love

Pretend drink helps. 3 out of 5

Monday, June 4, 2012

Universe 07 - Terry Carr

At a paltry 2.94 nothing of real interest here. Universe 07 : A Rite Of Spring - Fritz Leiber Universe 07 : My Lady Of The Psychiatric Sorrows - Brian W. Aldiss Universe 07 : Probability Storm - Julian Reid Universe 07 : People Reviews - Robert Chilson Universe 07 : Ibid - George Alec Effinger Universe 07 : The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton - Gene Wolfe Universe 07 : Brain Fever Season - R. A. Lafferty Universe 07 : The Ninth Symphony Of Ludwig Van Beethoven And Other Lost Songs - Carter Scholz Seven times too long. 3 out of 5 Old peasant. 3 out of 5 Fat Man anomaly. 3.5 out of 5 Recording syndrome. 2 out of 5 Getting tired of reading. 2.5 out of 5 Robot scam bad for person inside it. 3.5 out of 5 Comes and goes. 3 out of 5 Past composer time. 3 out of 5 2 out of 5

Brain Fever Season - R. A. Lafferty

Comes and goes. 3 out of 5

Her Heart's Desire - Anne Hope

Cold brother thing. 2.5 out of 5

Ibid - George Alec Effinger

Getting tired of reading. 2.5 out of 5

Decadence - Lissa Kassey

Getting in witchy. 2.5 out of 5

People Reviews - Robert Chilson

Recording syndrome. 2 out of 5

Alexi's Secret - Kate Hill

Magical bandages and gemstone people. 3 out of 5

My Lady Of The Psychiatric Sorrows - Brian Aldiss

Old peasant. 3 out of 5

Getting To Know the Girls - Holly Love

Old friends improved fancy. 3.5 out of 5

Frost Animals - Bob Shaw

Langer Craven dead. 3 out of 5

Tiny Horrors of Desire - Yeva Wiest

Truck pixies. 2.5 out of 5

West Wind Falling - Gregory Benford and Gordon Eklund

Lib generation. 3 out of 5

Juliette - Claude F. Cheinisse

Intruder machine. 2.5 out of 5

Undercover Angel - Alessia Brio

PI pleasure. 2.5 out of 5

The Donor - Lizzie Lynn Lee

Ice Queen personal delivery. 3 out of 5

The Storyteller - Blaine D. Arden

Clean ok, dad. 2.5 out of 5

Get out the Garamond - Valerie Parv

Who's that dead then? 3 out of 5

Hot In Here - Kim Dare

Bed and boxes. 3 out of 5

Tin and Paper - Ella Drake

Ballerina return. 2 out of 5

Bakermono - Maxine McArthur

Dead cows ok, people not so much. 3.5 out of 5

Always - Trent Jamieson

TS Flux Highway, Deb. 3.5 out of 5

A Slave to Passion - Jessica Coulter Smith

Double happy. 3 out of 5

Black Bargain - Robert Bloch

Drugstore shadow. 3 out of 5

War Games - Kim Dare

Useful puppy. 3 out of 5

The Old College Try - Robert Bloch

Yorl Administrator goal. 3.5 out of 5

Javaphobia - Anthony Neil Smith

Coffee tosser. 3 out of 5

Consequences - Lissa Kasey

Caught and probably no neutering. 2.5 out of 5

Silver Shark - Ilona Andrews

A powerful psycher makes a Kinsman deal. 4 out of 5

Summoning - Nobilis Nobilis

Either gender lust demon geek mistake friends. 3.5 out of 5

Coconuts Over You - Yeva Weist

With bonus dugong heat. 2.5 out of 5

Thebes of the Hundred Gates - Robert Silverberg

Back in time to the real Egypt and the death industry. 3 out of 5

A Session In the Tub – Devon Rhodes

Fixes the grumps. 2.5 out of 5

Reading the Bones - Sheila Finch

Not-Here, Star of Calcutta. 3 out of 5

The Executioness - Tobias S. Buckell

Also, soldier after family with axe and arquebus. 3.5 out of 5

Zerendipity - Kris Howard

Home to meet the rellos. 3 out of 5

Lover's Moan - Savannah Chase

Long distance. 2.5 out of 5

Vampire Junkies - Norman Spinrad

My diet's not really that outre. 3.5 out of 5

Temptation - Kim Dare

Pan ensuring no interest for Artemis 3 out of 5

Dark Angel - G. A. Hauser

People blood snacks. 2.5 out of 5

Ink In the Veins: Stephen King Biography - Kevin Quigley

Stuff about Stephen King nerdery. 3 out of 5

Beware! The Scientist's Revolt - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Assuria spy assassin fun, with the odd princess. 2.5 out of 5

8 Second Ride - Cat Johnson

Pool table revenge. 3 out of 5

Blood In Your Ears: Stephen King Audio - Kevin Quigley

Noisy Stephen King nerdery. 3 out of 5

Hallowing Eve - Alessa Brio

Bag of toys weekend. 3 out of 5

Kevin's Stories 1 - Shawn Lane

Spillage bits. 2 out of 5

Chart of Darkness - Kevin Quigley

Bestseller list Stephen King nerdery. 3 out o f5

Make A Wish - Kim Dare

Not so funny outside. 2.5 out of 5

Woodland Fantasy - Becca Dale

Oberon style. 3 out of 5

Gutenberg the Geek - Jeff Jarvis

Looking at it from the point of view of a startup. 3 out of 5

Superior Officer - Kim Dare

Unsurprisingly in charge. 2.5 out of 5

Pineapples and Chocolate - E. M. Lynley

And the odd bloke shopping. 2.5 out of 5

Words In White - R. J. Astruc

AI dullness. 3 out of 5

Wetware: Stephen King Digital - Kevin Quigley

Giving details and esoterica about such projects as The Plant for Stephen King nerds. 3 out of 5

Earth-Born Lord - Brenna Lyons

With wife, now. 2.5 out of 5

Further: Beyond the Threshold - Chris Roberson

A far future space opera with a Buck Rogers twist. A generation ship commander on a long-term cryomission to a nearby star wakes up and finds out that he has slept a long time by quite a lot of millenia. This interstellar Entelechy consists of members both human and artificial and his being found and revived provides novelty and a chance to gain the funding for building an actual expensive and experiment FTL ship to complement the realy, really slow expansion by sublight wormhole towing they currently experience. Complete with chimpanzee surgeon, orca engineer and robot astrogator with our Buck Rogers elected to be captain by the AI majority shareholders. Exploration time to desirable destinations of course can meet with nasty opposition, even in a utopian setting. 3.5 out of 5

Blain's Mates - Sayde Grace

Sometimes you gotta do the leaders. 2 out of 5

Skulldoggery - Fletcher Flora

Funny crime novel about the fight over an estate after a grandfather leaves everything to his family - on the proviso that his chihuahua is looked after as well as her pups, or no inheritance. 3.5 out of 5

Overtime Pay - Brenna Lyons

Rail exhibition electric. 3 out of 5

Hex - Allen M. Steele

A bored starship captain gets an offer. The inscrutable aliens the Coyote humans had never talked to apparently have some real estate going. Which doesn't make sense as there are no habitable planets in their system. What they do have is a several millenia long Dyson Sphere project crossed with the Well World and some strict rules for this family reunion contact mission. 3.5 out of 5

Twisted Sex and Happenstance - Robbie Barrett

Storm friend realisation. 3 out of 5

Harvest Moon - James A. Moore

Here's your baby eating evil seductress witch breeding supernatural monster children to assist with her reincarnation later on. After she gets torn apart by wild horses. Patches, Old Bones and Jack (yes, the pumpkin head variety) have some fun with the local townspeople in the present at Halloween as they gather the bits and pieces (and whole ones) of people needed to reproduce mother dearest. In the face of some opposition, at least. 3.5 out of 5

Jumping Some More - Julia Talbot

Skydiving crazy. 2.5 out of 5

Werewolf's Grief - Robert W. Walker

Stroud is now a go-to occult guy for solving problems. Getting called back from a dig he is asked to assist with some animal-style slaughters. This time, enough werewolves that he needs to hire mercenary help along with his other colleagues. 3.5 out of 5

Bittersweet - Steve Berman

Diabetic danger. 2.5 out of 5

House Party - Holly Love

Extra spillage. 2.5 out of 5

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dead Harvest - Chris F. Holm

Who has a crappy kind of job? Those that have to collect nasty dead people, or people that need to be dead, or ex-souled. Particularly when you get sent after a young woman who apparently gleefully painfully massacred her whole family in a place that you really don't like. Even worse when that places you in the middle of covert demon and angel power plays leading you to going on the run with someone who may be a psycho killer that impresses demons. 3.5 out of 5

Caffeine For a Marine - Kiernan Kelly

Starbucks fun. 2.5 out of 5

Vampire Dreams - Robert W. Walker

Abraham Stroud is now an ex-detective, seizures and psychic phenomena and a metal plate in the head thanks to a military history cause him to give it up. A wealthy grandfather leaving him a legacy changes things. It turns out this grandpa of the same opinion as the one in the Lost Boys, personally out to do something about it in his town of Andover. Wherein a clever vampire leader has worked up an artificial blood supply that protects from the sun while still allowing them their powers, even if their longevity is waning. Good old occult detective monster fighting chaos to be had here. 3.5 out of 5

Ride of Her LIfe - Kimberley Dean

Getting a better offer. 3 out of 5

Demon's Gate - Steve White

Crazy types want to bring back demons in this bronze age fantasy world. Bad gods, good gods, priestesses, a couple of stalwart warriors and your wizard type. 3 out of 5

Standing Guard - Leigh Ellwood

Soldier dreams. 3 out of 5

Sign of the Labrys - Margaret St Clair

Postapocalyptic wiccan science fantasy. Disease has blighted humanity making them unable to stand each other for long periods of time. Underground society, enmities, high priestess with secrets for a treatment to be found, etc. 3 out of 5

Kevin's Stories 3 - Shawn Lane

Who is this Javier? 2.5 out of 5

SIM - Andy Remic

The world is apparently infested with disease - which means people are born blind if not implanted with mechanical eyes. Whether ordinary person or cyborg soldier servant manufactured by brutality. In this Orwellian dystopia perhaps this is not completely true and perhaps it is worse than it seems. One SIM soldier with a cat and his treatment will change things, violently. 3.5 out of 5

Red Hot Fantasy - Sage Burnett

Geek goodness bonus. 3 out of 5