Literary Matters: Viola Carr: The Diabolical Ms. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was first published in 1886, and has since been the basis for any number of stage productions, over 120 film adapations, radio plays, television movies and series, and of course, spoofs and parodies. And then there are the spin-offs by other novelists, which . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Viola Carr: The Diabolical Ms. Hyde

Viola Carr: The Diabolical Ms. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the creation long ago of Robert Louis Stevenson, has been a rich trope in fiction in all forms from print and graphic novels to television series and movies alike. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was first made into a film in 1908, with a database search . . . → Read More: Viola Carr: The Diabolical Ms. Hyde

Literary Matters: Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library

What kind of person is equipped to writ a novel including alternate universes, steampunk, magic — and librarians? Well, let Cat Eldridge give you a clue:

[Genevieve Cogman’s] bio from the back of this novel is illuminating: ‘Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library

Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library

The Invisible Library combines storylines I love: alternate Earths, steampunk, and libraries. That it is well-written comes as a pleasant surprise, as usually the stone soup approach to writing fiction results in indigestion from too much grit and too little real flavour. This is really tasty!

Her bio from the back of this novel is . . . → Read More: Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library

Literary Matters: Mike Resnick: The Doctor and the Dinosaurs

Well, we’re back in working order, the pixies have been shooed away, and we have another review for you, this one of Mike Resnick’s The Doctor and the Dinosaurs, the latest in his Tales of the Weird West.

Interesting premise: two practitioners of the budding science of paleontology are digging for dinosaur bones — but . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Mike Resnick: The Doctor and the Dinosaurs

Mike Resnick: The Doctor and the Dinosaurs

The Doctor and the Dinosaurs is the latest in Mike Resnick’s Weird West Tales, featuring Doc Holliday, Tom Edison, Ned Buntline, and, back for an encore, Teddy Roosevelt. And once again, Goyathlay, known to the white man as Geronimo, is the motive force.

Doc Holliday is on his last legs. Well, he’s actually flat on . . . → Read More: Mike Resnick: The Doctor and the Dinosaurs

Catching Up

We have reviews for you. Yes, indeedy, so, since it’s been a while, let’s get right to it.

Comics creator Joe Mignola ventures into the realm of “illustrated novel” with collaborator Christopher Golden in Joe Golem and the Drowned City.

Elizabeth Bear is back with another tale of Bijou the Artificer and her fellow adventurers, . . . → Read More: Catching Up

Mike Resnick: The Doctor and the Rough Rider

Mike Resnick, as I’m sure I’ve stated before somewhere – probably here – is one of those writers who should not need an introduction. He’s one of most prolific – and versatile – writers in science fiction, and one of the most awarded, having won five Hugos and been nominated thirty-seven other times. If you . . . → Read More: Mike Resnick: The Doctor and the Rough Rider

Oh, Hi!

Just popped over to help out for a bit — Mrs. Ware’s got everyone in the kitchen chopping up apples or some-such, and we’ve got reviews piling up in the bin.

We start off with a re-issue of an earlier work by that master of adventure and intrigue, Glen Cook. When we reviewed the Second . . . → Read More: Oh, Hi!

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