Defiant, by Karina Sumner-Smith – book review

Defiant, by Karina Sumner-Smith, is the follow-up novel to her debut, Radiant, and the middle chapter of her Towers Trilogy. Picking up two months after the conclusion of Radiant, the book continues the story of Xhea, a girl with no place in a world running on magic, her friend, Shai, the ghost of a girl from… Continue reading Defiant, by Karina Sumner-Smith – book review

This Gulf of Time and Stars – book review

Julie Czerneda brings the reader back to the site of her first book, the Trade Pact and spins a dramatic story full of surprises and twists. I can't say too much about the story without giving away the surprises that make it so fun. As always, one of Czerneda's strengths is the characters that inhabit… Continue reading This Gulf of Time and Stars – book review

Quantum Night, by Robert J. Sawyer – Book review

Quantum Night, by Robert J. Sawyer comes with a full freight of compelling ideas, one after another, and an intriguing set of twists and reveals. Excellent reading. Robert J. Sawyers always make me think, and in this novel, Mr. Sawyer deploys a modified narrative style to convey a densely-packed series of ideas. He's cut down… Continue reading Quantum Night, by Robert J. Sawyer – Book review

Radiant review

Finished Karina Sumner-Smith’s first novel, Radiant, and enjoyed it. The setting is something I haven’t seen before. It’s post apocalyptic on one literal level, but then has a city that floats above the ruins. Powered by magic, it’s a collection of floating towers around a central spire. Sumner-Smith’s description through the book makes it a… Continue reading Radiant review

A quick update on writing and stuff

Writing Need to do a proof pass to see if my novelette is as error free as I can make it. Plan to do some outlining to expand on my short story as my experiment in scriptwriting. Practicing writing through fan fiction; another 400 words the other night. Reading Finished An Astronaut's Guide to Life… Continue reading A quick update on writing and stuff

Godzilla about what you’d expect

I saw Godzilla on the weekend, and it was pretty much what I would expect from a giant-monster movie. And it was worth seeing in the theatre, but maybe more of a Tuesday night movie (in Canada, Tuesdays are cheaper nights). The effects are good. The monsters are big. Godzilla looks like he should. There… Continue reading Godzilla about what you’d expect