REVIEWED: The Northmen

North Men by John Haywood. (History, 2016). I don’t want to be snotty about it, but honesty demands that I say this straight out: In this book, John Haywood has managed the dubious and improbable feat of turning the story of the sprawling and dramatic, violent and complex heyday of the bold raiders we commonly call […]

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REVIEWED: The Commodore

The Commodore by P.T. Deutermann. (Historical/War Novel, 2016). It’s 1942 and the US Navy is still frantically rebuilding its Pacific Fleet, less than a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. For now, their Japanese opponents have the upper-hand with more experienced officers and crews, and from sheer numbers of major warships. And yet, America has […]

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REVIEWED: 32 Cadillacs

32 Cadillacs by Joe Gores (Crime Novel, 1992). I’ve been reviewing mostly recent publications of late, but what the heck–this is MY blog and I can review whatever I want. This one’s new to me, folks. Besides, even older and out-of-print/used books are easy enough to track down these days. Sooooo this time out I’m reviewing a […]

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REVIEWED: Survivors Will Be Shot Again

Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider. (Mystery Novel, 2016). I’m a late-comer to novelist Bill Crider’s work, but with this book you can count me as a new (if less than slavish) admirer. It seems he specializes in rural-Texas-based murder mysteries. It fact, this is the latest of over twenty novels centered around County […]

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REVIEWED: The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet

The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. (SF Novel, 2014). This first novel is a good, adventuresome space opera. A bright young woman who now calls herself Rosemary Harper has fled her native Mars (escaping a scandal not of her making). She’s taken a job aboard the Wayfarer, a spaceship that travels the […]

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REVIEWED: The Girl From Venice

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith. (Historical Novel, 2016) This one–the latest from another of my favorite authors–is set in northern Italy in 1945, where the last remnants of Mussolini’s Fascist regime and their equally doomed Nazi overlords are preparing for a suicidal last stand (or maybe a desperate escape). Cenzo Vianello is a […]

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Here’s the cover art for Fantasia Divinity Magazine issue #5 (December 2016). It’s just been released with six tales–including my story “The Spellweaver & The Once-Proud Prince.” You can buy a print copy (for $12.99) or the e-zine/kindle version (only 99 cents) from Amazon. It’ll be added to my Author Page (where you can find lots […]

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