This book was a meditation on grief, unfairness, and how absolutely stupid it all is. I laughed at the initial chapters (“Richard” especially), but the moment I reached the final sentence of page 197, I stopped and cried and couldn’t pick it up again until the next day. I have never been able to explain Read more
What. A. Ride. I was recommended this book by one of my favorite authors on Twitter, so I went in expecting it to be a dark narrative, with plenty of fantastical elements, and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I found myself going, “Wow. WOW.” as I read, particularly as the unfolding plot grew larger and Read more
I’m not a science fiction reader. Yes, an odd statement to make when I’m writing sci-fi regularly as well as watching it. Truthfully, I find it hard to connect to a lot of the classic sci-fi heroes and the often convoluted styles of the original sci-fi masters. They’re amazing stories, don’t get me wrong, but Read more
Typically I’m not a horror genre reader (despite being a horror movie fanatic), but I know a good ghost story when I read one. After working with Mr. Johnson in publishing classes in 2018, I knew he had an eye for the macabre, in the best of ways. Shy Grove: A Ghost Story has an insidious Read more
There is a lot happening within the pages of this novel and many of them very thought-provoking. We embark with characters in the midst of what seems like a simple mission for a highly advanced society–colonize untouched parts of the galaxy–but the plot quickly escalates when sabotage and murder lead to the upheaval of plans Read more
Finished novel concerning broken goddesses, hopeful little boys, and of course, birds.
In a world where governments continue to grow in both power and size, the body of a citizen of a state is subject to the powers that maintain their society. In societies where governments lead to the creation of a need-based relation with its constituents’ bodies, this is a crucial element to the success of their society’s security and stability. However, in the course of this goal of maintaining order, individuals become fodder, and this can be seen with great clarity in the works of fiction…
MAX MIRONA is a story about a globetrotting exotic dancer named Max who becomes one of the few humans saved from Earth’s destruction. His rescuer, Ral, is an alien and as Max quickly learns, there is a wide and wild universe full of even more species than humanity had ever dreamed. As these two lonesome souls take their own first steps into their new lives, along with an uncomfortably sentient AI named BIL and a fiercely unfriendly cat, Max and Ral inadvertently become entangled in a galactic conspiracy two thousand years in the making.