May 04

Cover Art Reveal | The Dragon’s Legacy – Deborah A. Wolf

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It brings me incredible pleasure to do this cover art reveal. I have already read this book, and I have already loved this book. I’ve enjoyed watching Deborah Wolf move through the writing, editing, and various other phases of publishing. I’ve loved the artistic renditions she’s sent me. It’s been an absolute blast to watch …

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May 02

SPFBO Round Two – An Overview & Favorite Cover Art

The Overview Well, this weekend my thirty books for the SPFBO arrived. I’ve been poking around in my stash all day, mentally organizing them, going over my system and various things like that. Mostly, my system will be the same this time around, with one exception. I will still write a mini review for each …

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May 02

Macro Monday – erm… Montage Monday

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This Saturday was my birthday. We have a habit in our family of not really doing presents as much as something special. I got a few presents. My kids got me a really pretty wind chime. I went out to lunch and ate chicken kebabs. My husband baked me a cake. My real present, however, …

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Apr 27

The Clarke Award Shortlist

Two things. First, my Other Awards post has been ridiculously popular, so I’m going to update my list with the added suggestions and (drum roll, please) organize it for easy browsing! Depending on if people continue to care, I may add a permanent link to it for easy accessing purposes. Secondly, due to the fact …

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Apr 27

OTHER Awards – A List

Does anyone else feel like the Hugo Award pool has been peed in? I know I do, and I don’t really have a fondness for swimming in pee-pools. Last year with the Puppygate to-do I turned away from the Hugos and started really eyeing a lot of awards that I never paid attention to before. …

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Apr 25

Audiobook Review | Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson

About the Book The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, …

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Apr 25

And now for something different…. Macro Monday

I do photography. I hesitate to say “I am a photographer” because I think in the grand scope of this art, I have a looooooooooooooooong way to go before I can claim to be/do/own anything remotely professional. Regardless, I love to do it. I have invested a ridiculous amount of time, money, and love in …

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Apr 19

Zeroes – Chuck Wendig

About the Book An exhilarating thrill-ride through the underbelly of cyber espionage in the vein of David Ignatius’s The Director and the television series Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of Interest, which follows five iconoclastic hackers who are coerced into serving the U.S. government. An Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab spring hactivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an …

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Apr 18

And the winners are…

If you remember, I had this giveaway running. Well, the winners were randomly chosen, so let us all congratulate: Taylor S. and Robin L. Thanks to everyone who visited/entered/spread the word, and stay tuned because the SPFBO #2 is going to start up!

Apr 18

The Ripper Gene – Michael Ransom

About the Book A neuroscientist-turned-FBI-profiler discovers a gene that produces psychopaths in this thrilling debut novel. Dr. Lucas Madden is a neuroscientist-turned-FBI profiler who first gained global recognition for cloning the ripper gene and showing its dysfunction in the brains of psychopaths. Later, as an FBI profiler, Madden achieved further notoriety by sequencing the DNA …

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