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The Realms of God

THE REALMS OF GOD. Michael Livingston. TOR. There is, of course, nothing new in placing supernatural fiction in the context of a historical setting. Two of the best-known examples of … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

I Want To Go To Lithuania Looks At How To Understand Aging Parents

I WANT TO GO TO LITHUANIA, OR HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR AGING PARENTS. Christina Britton Conroy. Illustrations by Larry Conroy. Black Lyon Publishing. The odds are decent that … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Goat Blues Recalls Gaiman & Hammett

BLACK GOAT BLUES. Levi Black. Tor Books.  I was reading Levi Black’s latest novel and, it being past my bedtime, I dozed off into dreams. And in one of those dreams, Neil … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rounding Up the TV Scene

The problem with television is that it has so many good shows these days. Makes you miss the old “vast wasteland days” doesn’t it? No, me neither. There are plenty … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Inside Story On Managing Your Memory

SEVEN STEPS TO MANAGING YOUR MEMORY: WHAT’S NORMAL, WHAT’S NOT, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Andrew E. Budson. Maureen K. O’Connor. Oxford University Press. If Douglas Adams hadn’t already … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Perspectives of War

BRITAIN’S WAR: INTO BATTLE, 1937-1941. Daniel Todman. Oxford University Press. GREAT STRATEGIC RIVALRIES: FROM THE CLASSICAL WORLD TO THE COLD WAR. Edited by James Lacy. Oxford University Press. THE ALLURE … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

American Gods

AMERICAN GODS. STARZ. 8 Episodes. Airing Sundays. In The Guardian, the reviewer who was trying to describe Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a bit flummoxed. “What genre is this?” he wanted … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Winograd Reviews Bob Dylan’s Triplicate

TRIPLICATE. BOB DYLAN. COLUMBIA RECORDS/SONY. Even Bob Dylan himself would surely admit that, for all his prodigious and endlessly mythologized talents, he’s not the world’s greatest musical interpreter—even of his … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Short Takes On Important Spring Releases From Tor

WITHOUT MERCY.  Colonel David Hunt and R.J. Pineiro. TOR. What might happen if ISIS acquires nuclear weapons and the ability to deliver them? In this latest action thriller by Colonel … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment
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