Retrospective: 2016

Retrospective: 2016

As has become my custom, I take a look back at the previous year, the good and the bad, the surprising and the obvious, and reflect on the year as a whole. Many would agree with me that 2016 was not a great year. It saw turbulence across the globe, in all aspects of...
Book Review: Great North Road

Book Review: Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton has a large collection of works published, including the very popular series Night’s Dawn, and the Void trilogy. In Great North Road, a member of the prominent North family is found murdered, in the same exact manner used as a previous North...
What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

Each new year, I take a look back at what I’ve read during those previous twelve months. It never ceases to amaze me how many good books I’ve read–and how many books I was interested in that turned out to be less-than-stellar. 2013 was no exception,...
Book Review: The Circle

Book Review: The Circle

We live in an age of escalating surveillance–one in which personal privacy is increasingly rare, and more and more of our lives are shared publicly on the Internet. So perhaps it’s no surprise that The Circle, by Dave Eggers, takes things a few steps...
Book Review: Reamde

Book Review: Reamde

In Reamde, author Neil Stephenson weaves a complex and harrowing story, which spans the globe, and seemingly every walk of life. From the boardrooms of Corporate America, to computer hacker lairs, to the Middle Eastern’s hatred of the United States–and...
Book Review: Mockingjay

Book Review: Mockingjay

The third and final novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay wraps up the story of Katniss Everdeen and her struggles against the Capitol and the corrupt government of Panem. Continuing the events set in motion in Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins weaves yet another...
Book Review: Catching Fire

Book Review: Catching Fire

The second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins continues the story first begun in The Hunger Games, in which Katniss Everdeen must fight for her life against 23 others in the 74th Hunger Games. Does Catching Fire maintain the same level...
Book Review: Triggers

Book Review: Triggers

The latest novel by veteran science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer, Triggers is a tale that pits science against emotion. Coming off his highly acclaimed WWW trilogy, Sawyer portrays a world of the not-distant future where terrorism has struck at America several times since 9/11, and how the President is ready to take drastic measures to prevent it from happening again. Is Triggers yet another Sawyer masterpiece? Read on to find out.