Kage Baker (1952 – 2010) ran away to sea when she was five, getting a job as a steam whistle on a tramp steamer, and learned to read and write thanks to the tutelage of a kindly one-legged sea cook. He suggested she try her hand at writing science fiction, so she produced her first . . . → Read More: Kage Baker
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
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
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
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
And now a recommendation by one of our staff for your Winter reading pleasure
In 2007, a new fantasy novel appeared by a first-time author named Patrick Rothfuss. That novel, titled The Name of the Wind, became very popular, earning impressive sales and even more impressive reviews for Mr. Rothfuss. The Name of the Wind . . . → Read More: A Choice Bit of Fantasy for Your Winter Reading Pleasure
I’ve pointed out before that tending bar in our Pub leaves me with short periods that I can do some reading in. My preferred reading form is short stories as novels usually don’t lend themselves to reading in bits and pieces.
So I have two recommendations for you that I found worth reading in my . . . → Read More: Horror Anyone?
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
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. . . .
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