First, let me begin with some Full Disclosure. I am one of the founders of Evil Alter Ego Press. The publisher that was fortunate enough to come to an agreement with Suzy to publish her book. In fact, I was the one who recommended her to my partner and managing editor, Jeffrey Hite. I told him we needed to publish this book. I hope to provide you with some of the reasons for that recommendation in this review. Let me begin by providing you with the back cover blurb. Careful what you wish for. It just might come true. Ava Marshall, driven by a desire to learn more about her mother’s past, moved across the country to attend St. Augustus. […]Read more
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Let me begin by telling you what In Ashes Born is not. It is not high adventure in space. It is not filled with battles, semi-clad heroes and heroines and it is not a mile-a-minute adventure. It is also not a predictive, this is the future of humanity, sort of book. If any of those are things you demand in your space-born science fiction you should probably take a pass on this book. Instead, it is a transitional book. It brings Mr. Lowell’s original Solar Clipper Share series into a brand new Solar Clipper Seekers series. It is the story that needed to be told to bring closure to one chapter of Ishmael Wang’s life and a new beginning in […]Read more
Terry Pratchett has long been a favorite author of mine. Once I discovered him (in my early 20’s) I couldn’t get enough of his books. Of his 41 Discworld books, I have read 41, most several times. This, is book number 41. There will be no book 42 as Sir Terry passed away in March. I haven’t quite come to terms with that yet, so this will simply be a review of the book, not a commentary on what the man has meant to me. Tiffany Aching, the heroine (or is it hero now?) of the story has been a favorite character of mine since she was first introduced. She continues to grow in this story as do the settings […]Read more