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The Electric Review’s 2018 Gift Basket Overflows in Sci-Fi, Rock & Roll, Dickens & Self-Help

The Electric Review recommends the following titles as potential stocking-stuffers for that book worm on your list. BOB DYLAN: THE ESSENTIAL INTERVIEWS. Edited By Johnathan Cott. Simon and Schuster. Bob … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Sticky Fingers, Jann Wenner Stands Outside His Mask

STICKY FINGERS. The Life and Times Of Jann Wenner. Joe Hagan. Vintage Books. “In retrospect, Wenner could tell himself that when the moment of truth arrived, he had valued something … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Night Dahlia Features R.S. Belcher At His Best

THE NIGHT DAHLIA. R. S. Belcher. Tor Books. Fantasy Noir is an interesting cross-genre. It combines the gritty hyper-realism of Raymond Chandler or Elmore Leonard with the horror and humor … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thoraiya Dyer’s Titan’s Forest Series Continues To Break New Ground

ECHOES OF UNDERSTOREY: A TITAN’S FOREST NOVEL. Thoraiya Dyer. Tor Books. Aliens may be one of the first things that spring to mind when you hear the words “science fiction,” … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Solomon Hits Home Run With The Murder of Willie Lincoln

THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN. Burt Solomon. Tor/Forge Books. “Fair play” whodunnits are the most difficult kind of novel to write. The genre, by its nature, requires a highly convoluted … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

September Spotlight

THE SWARM. Volume One of the Second Formic War. Orson Scott Card. Aaron Johnston. TOR. The Fall season emerges with this notable novel from Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment
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