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Review: All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 11, 2020 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Dennis E. Taylor ties up his trilogy quite nicely in this final volume of the Bobiverse. There's some very touching moments here, not to mention the great titanic battle with the hungry genocidal aliens looking for their next meal. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/more-sf

Review: For We Are Many By Dennis E. Taylor

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 11, 2020 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In Book 2 of Dennis E. Taylor's innovative trilogy about a human being turned AI program trying to save all of humanity, all of the problems become a lot more complex--and Bob (in his many iterations) begins to deal with the emotional pain of watching friends grow old and die when he (because he's an AI) is not aging. Then of course there's the mandatory alien threat trying to harvest humanity as a food source. You can read my review of For We Are Many here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/more-sf

Review: We Are Legion by Dennis E. Taylor

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 5, 2020 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My brother recommended this book to me a couple of years ago and I loved it, but never quite got around to reading the whole trilogy. Now I'm planning to rectify that so I started with the first book again which was just as funny and exciting the second time around. Here's my review: https://www.gilbertstack.com/more-sf

Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 4, 2020 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I really enjoyed Andy Weir's book, The Martian, so it was with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I started his next book, Artemis. Unfortunately, it largely disappointed me. If you want to find out why, please read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/more-sf

Review: Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 3, 2020 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Seanan Maguire (October Daye, InCryptids) has a new series under the pen name, Mira Grant, called Rolling in the Deep. I think you can summarize it by saying all Mermaids do not look and act like Ariel. I love the structure of this novella. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/horror

Review: Phantoms by Dean Koontz

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 2, 2020 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the difficulties with the horror genre is that it is often difficult to come up with a mysterious monster that--once revealed--lives up to all the suspenseful buildup. That is not a problem for Dean Koontz's Phantoms. This novel has one of the most intriguing creature-threats I've ever read in a horror novel--enough so that more than thirty years later I vividly recalled an amazing percentage of this book. If you're looking for a good horror read, you should check out my review: https://www.gilbertstack.com/reviews

Review: Immortal Creatures by J.N. Moon

Posted by Gilbert Stack on December 27, 2019 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Immortal Creatures starts a new urban fantasy series built around an EMT who gets bit one night while trying to help a patient. You can read my review of J.N. Moon's novel here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/urban-fantasy

Review: The Strike Teams by Mike Adams

Posted by Gilbert Stack on December 23, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Mike Adams' The Strike Teams is the twenty-first volume of his Fierce Girls at War series. We're getting close to the end game now and the stakes just keep getting higher as humanity's first interstellar colony desperately tries to hold on long enough for reinforcements from earth to arrive. If you like military sf, you should definitely take a look at this series. The action is well thought out and the planning sessions would do W.E.B. Griffin proud. Here's my review of The Strike Teams: https://www.gilbertstack.com/fierce-girls-at-war

Review: American Titans by Michael Gray

Posted by Gilbert Stack on December 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

American Titans by Michael Gray provides a very quick overview of some of the major Robber Barons and their impact on turn of the twentieth century politics. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/history-and-science

Review: The HighFire Crown by J.T. Lawrence and M.J. Kraus

Posted by Gilbert Stack on December 14, 2019 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Jacqueline Knight is that rarity of rarities—a wizard detective—and she’s going to need all of her magical talent and keen detective skills if she’s to unravel the tangle of mysteries threatening her world. If you’re looking for a fast-paced detective story with a mix of magic and fantasy races thrown in, you should take a look at The HighFire Crown by J.T. Lawrence and M.J. Kraus. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/urban-fantasy


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