Travel Reads: The Duty of Love

I’ve been sitting on this review for a couple of weeks because I’m completely torn … and somewhat confused … about what to say about Ronald Neal Green‘s novel The Duty of Love. I received a copy of the book specifically for review and it was billed as being part Stephen King and part J.R.R. […]

Travel Reads: Dead Until Dark

The same day I purchased a copy of Greywalker at the GoodWill, I also picked up Charlaine Harris’ book, Dead Until Dark. This is the first Sookie Stackhouse book … a blending of the mystery and light horror genres that not only led to a series of at least nine books, but also the hit […]

Travel Reads: Greywalker

There’s a fine veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead and only a rare individual can walk pull it back and walk in both worlds. Reluctantly, Harper Blaine has recently become one of those singular individuals. And her life has taken a unique and terrifying twist. Written by Kat […]

One Day Only: Horror & Art Book Signing

Are you a fan of Ren & Stimpy? Jim Smith, co-creator of Ren & Stimpy, will be signing copies of his book, Chestaclese at The Hyaena Gallery in Burbank, Calif., tomorrow. Joining him will be: Angus Oblong, creator of the Oblongs on Adultswim, signing copies of Creepy Susie Glenda Rolle, signing Upon Water’s Edge, a […]

Travel Reads: The Second Ship

What if the ship that landed in New Mexico back in 1947 wasn’t the only one to crash that day? Enter the lives of Heather, Mark and Jennifer … three students at Los Alamos High School who find the second ship and are thrust into a world filled with government cover ups, secretive scientists and […]

Carl Sagan Gets His Day

It now feels like billions and billions of years ago, but when I was 15 I received one of the best birthday presents. But the story doesn’t start there. You see, back then I was an avid Cosmos fan … pleading with my Dad to let me stay up to watch an entire episode of […]

Travel Reads: Sudden Fiction (Continued)

Sometimes you can find genre fiction in very non-genre-y places. Take the Sudden Fiction series of books, of which I recently finished reading the third in the series, Sudden Fiction (Continued). These books are a celebration of what has been called flash fiction, sudden fiction, very short fiction, and more. Basically, these are extremely short […]

Science Fiction Out of the Box

The other night I finished reading Michael Crichton’s novel, Next. And it got me to thinking. 1. Is this book truly a novel? Although interesting, entertaining and all the other things a good read should be, it felt more like a collection of interconnected short stories. There really was no primary story or plot to […]

Seven Degrees of Douglas Adams

July is Hitchhiker’s Month, so I thought it would be a good time to honor the late Douglas Adams and pay tribute to his work. Born in March 1952, Adams was best known for his popular creation, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (HHGG). Telling the story of a rather ordinary human thrust into a […]