Summer Reading

I’m up in the Kinrowan Estate library as a way of avoiding all the work that needs doing for our Midsummer celebration in Oberon’s Wood. Even Emma Bull’s busy harvesting more of those odd Border strawberries . Not that I’m adverse to a bit of honest work when need be, but I’m a better fiddler . . . → Read More: Summer Reading

Fiction: Some Current Reviews

As usual, our fiction reviews run the gamut from a beloved children’s classic in T.H. White’s The Once and Future King to some that may some day be considered classic. Or not. White’s novel is an Arthurian fantasy that was first published in 1958 and is stitched together from earlier works written between 1938 and . . . → Read More: Fiction: Some Current Reviews

Real, Surreal, and Somewhere in Between

That seems to be where we find ourselves this morning, going through the review bin.

There’s a certain kind of humor that makes its home in the land of the bizarre, in which the surreal is played for laughs, as in Good Omens, that classic send-up of just about everything from Terry Pratchett and Neil . . . → Read More: Real, Surreal, and Somewhere in Between

Robert J. Sawyer: New Book and Interview

Just ducked over real fast to give you a heads-up: If you don’t know the work of Robert J. Sawyer, get some instant background courtesy of our author interview by J.J.S. Boyce.

As you will soon discover, Sawyer’s new book, Triggers, is now out. Our review of Triggers will give you many, many reasons . . . → Read More: Robert J. Sawyer: New Book and Interview

Thought I’d Pop Over

and lend a hand with an update. There’s a few things in the hopper worth your time, I think.

First up, a fun little book from Glen Cook. Fun? you say? From Glen Cook? Yep. Take a look at Sung in Blood to see what I mean.

Ever hear of MI37? Thought not. There’s a . . . → Read More: Thought I’d Pop Over

About Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick is one of those writers of speculative fiction who should be a household word. He really should — he’s won five Hugos, been nominated twenty-nine times, has written everything from his own offbeat version of urban fantasy (Stalking the Unicorn and Stalking the Vampire), to science fiction stories “on safari” (Dreamwish Beasts and . . . → Read More: About Mike Resnick

More This and That

And when I say “this and that,” I mean it.

Let’s start with some traditional Scottish music, courtesy of the Paul McKenna Band and their new album, Stem the Tide. Sounds pretty hardcore.

And from there to some traditional American music, more or less, of the country/bluegrass kind, with a release from Nell Robinson, On . . . → Read More: More This and That

Little Bit of This. . . .

And a little bit of that.

Let’s start off with a local band — local in northwest England, that is. We have a new release from Bill Malkin and The Band Wagon, Those Glory Days.

Next we have a book by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood that falls just short of being a . . . → Read More: Little Bit of This. . . .

2012 — Day Two at GMR

Yes, it’s January 2nd here at GMR, and as I promised yesterday, we have more to keep you occupied on those long evenings.

First, Brian Lumley’s The Fly-By-Nights, a slightly different take on vampires.

And as long as we’re looking at vampires, we have Jeaniene Frost’s One Grave at a Time, in which the heroes . . . → Read More: 2012 — Day Two at GMR

And a Happy New Year to You, Too!

Now that all the feasting and merrymaking is winding down, we’ve got some nice reading lined up for you for those cold winter night still ahead.

Let’s start with an old favorite of ours here at GMR, Steven Brust, and his latest tale of Vlad Taltos, Tiassa. It’s about — well, a tiassa. Or maybe . . . → Read More: And a Happy New Year to You, Too!