What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

For the Goodreads graphical version of this report, click here. Over the past few years, I’ve set myself fairly aggressive reading goals, and managed to hit those goals. 2016 is the first year that I can remember falling short of my goal, and not by a little bit—but a...
What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

For the condensed, graphically pretty version of this that Goodreads provides, click here. While my reading rates continue to decline, my to-read list certainly hasn’t kept pace; it has grown by a full 20 books this year, which means nearly every book I read got...
What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

Here we are in 2015, what should be the ‘future’, and yet it’s still very much the present. As I look back at the previous year, and all the books I read, it’s interesting to see where we are in regards to the fictional version 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: Extremes

Book Review: Extremes

Extremes, book two of the Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch furthers the adventures of Miles Flint, and his former partner, Armstrong Police Detective Noelle DeRicci. In Extremes, DeRicci is sent to investigate a death on the course of the Moon...
Book Review: The Disappeared

Book Review: The Disappeared

Good science fiction mysteries are a rare commodity these days. Few have been able to successfully combine the two genres into some semblance of a decent story. Kristine Kathryn Rusch bucks this trend with The Disappeared, the first of the Retrieval Artist series of...
Book Review: Bowl of Heaven

Book Review: Bowl of Heaven

For the first time, Gregory Benford and Larry Niven team up for Bowl of Heaven. The first human expedition to another habitable planet takes them across interstellar space, where they encounter an object somewhat like a Dyson Sphere–only this one...
Book Review: Illegal Alien

Book Review: Illegal Alien

Originally published in 1997, Robert J. Sawyer‘s novel Illegal Alien tells the tale of Earth’s first contact with an alien species. Inspired (at least in part) by the O.J. Simpson trial, Sawyer weaves a story of intrigue, while layering in courtroom drama...